Learn about anti-inflammatory eating from the Canadian Arthritis Society. Find out whicht foods to eat and those to avoid if you have arthritis and joint pain, learn about anti-inflammatory food prep for beginners, or check out the healthy living section with articles and recipes for people with arthritis.
Nutrition, especially calcium, plays an important role in preventing osteoporosis. Read about calcium, vitamin D and protein in your diet and eating to prevent osteoporosis and reduce bone loss if you have osteopenia or osteoporosis . Use the calcium calculator to see how your diet measures up.
Eating well is an important part of reducing your risk of cancer. Check out the Canadian Cancer Society website to learn about the overall eating patterns that help you reduce your risk..
Read tips for health eating and diabetes prevention and management from the Canadian Diabetes Association. Learn about healthy eating, healthy portions, meal planning and recipes for people with diabetes.
The new Canada Food Guide has it all! If you're looking for one place to read about whole foods health eating - this is it. See the easy to use Plate Method with suggestions for healthy eating, tools and resources. The Canada Food Guide is available in many languages.
If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease or currently have a cardiovascular condition, then cardiovascular rehab is for you. The Central East Cardiovascular Rehab service gets you on track to better heart health. Services are free of charge and include The Six-Month Core Program, Heart Failure Enhancement Program, and Alumni Services. Programs help you have the best quality of life through supervised exercise, education and guided lifestyle change including heart healthy eating. Program team includes a Registered Dietitian.
If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease or currently have a cardiovascular condition, then cardiovascular rehab is for you. The Central East Cardiovascular Rehab service offers Heart@Home - virtual cardiovascular rehabilitation to help you learn about everyday movement and lifestyle changes. Access to free online classes, education, and resources right from your home. Online classes, live events, a YouTube Channel and downloadable content are free and include info on heart healthy nutrition. All you need is a smartphone, laptop, tablet or computer.
Eat to lower your cholesterol. Cholesterol isn’t all bad news. Follow Heart and Stroke Canada tips to lower your cholesterol the natural way. A diet filled with the right portions of whole, unprocessed foods can help decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. Learn how to simplify your approach to healthy eating, choose more fibre, and easy tips for cooking at home.
Learn about the eating habits recommended by the Canadian Lung Association for people with lung disease. Read about the Plate Method, the benefits of water and fibre, and when to eat your biggest meal of the day and why.
Read some great info on healthy eating from Heart and Stroke Canada. This is great and easy to read advice that works for people with cardiovascular disease but truly applies to everyone. Learn how to enjoy fruit, vegetables, protein and whole grains with info on specific ways of eating like the DASH diet, Vegetarian diet, the Mediterranean diet and the MIND diet (Mediterranean + DASH).
We now know that nutrition is as important to mental health as it is to heart health. Find out about the gut-brain axis and foods to eat to support mental health. Learn about Vitamin D, B vitamins, anti-oxidants, omega 3 and fibre.
Read about "neuro nutrition" on the PTSD Association of Canada website. You can improve mood and cognitive function, help reduce the risks of cognitive decline due to aging, and provide healthy nutrients to the rest of your body. Healthy neuro-nutrition can help improve your brain’s neuroplasticity (its ability to change) as well as neurogenesis (its ability to create new neurons.)
The Haliburton, Kawartha, & Pine Ridge District Health Unit offers a Feeding and Nutrition Clinic to help parents learn how to best feed their baby, child, or themselves. This one-on-one appointment can also support parents to make food choices that are best for their family. A Public Health Nurse or Registered Dietitian can give support in person, online, or over the phone. The Feeding and Nutrition Clinic is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m in-person at the Health Unit’s three office locations (Haliburton, Lindsay and Port Hope). Make an appointment by calling 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5003. For breastfeeding support after hours, please visit Health811 online or call 8-1-1.
Find out what to eat during pregnancy from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). The Pregnancy Info site has lots of great information on nutrition, supplements, and prenatal recommendations for women who require or choose special diets such as vegetarian or vegan.
Check out the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation for information on stomach and bowel conditions and how to eat to manage those conditions. Topics include heartburn (GERD), celiac disease, diverticulitis, gastroparesis, colitis/Crohn's, food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, constipation and more. Also learn about the gut microbiome, why it's important and how to feed it!
Find out how the Low FODMAP diet can eliminate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) without medication.
THFHT formally recognizes the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement. We reside on the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. On these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg
(A-NISH-IN-NAW-BEK) met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for settlement. Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.
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