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Is Nutrition Counselling Covered by Insurance?

April 15, 2019

By Anna Varriano

From time-to-time I get asked if my nutrition counselling services are covered by insurance. The answer is: “It depends”. I am a member of The Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners (CANNP). This professional organization provides th …

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3 Reasons I Avoid Tofu and Other Soy-based Foods

March 11, 2019

By Anna Varriano

Tofu and other soy-based products have been promoted for years as healthy, plant-based sources of protein. In this blog, I’m going to share three of the main reasons why I avoid them, as well as the types of soy products I may eat from time to time, an …

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4 Apps to Help You Protect Your Health

January 2, 2019

By Anna Varriano

Happy New Year! Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2019? I usually don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I said I would like to try something new every week; whether it’s a vegetable I’ve never had, a local road trip to some interes …

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It’s Tomato Time!

September 7, 2018

By Anna Varriano

Whether in your veggie garden, at your favourite farmers market, or in your grocery store, local tomatoes are abundant at this time of year. In this post, I’m sharing 5 health tips and 5 recipes from previous blogs that starred the tantalizing tomato. …

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Digestive Issues? Joint or Muscle Pain? These Vegetables Might be Contributing!

July 25, 2018

By Anna Varriano

You’ve always been told to eat your veggies; however, for some folks, a family of vegetables called ‘the nightshade vegetables’ could cause inflammation that can lead to joint pain, digestive issues, and more.  Since it is the end of July, when many of …

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5 Grab-and-Go Breakfasts

June 7, 2018

By Anna Varriano

In this blog, I’m sharing 5 yummy recipes for grab-and-go breakfasts, but first, a bit of breakfast conversation. Do You/Should You Eat Breakfast? I’m guessing that at some point you’ve heard someone say that breakfast is the most important meal of the …

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8 Tips For Kicking Sugar Addictions To The Curb

April 6, 2018

By Anna Varriano

There is no question that sugar is addictive – and the food industry knows it. That’s why it’s in so many prepared foods, often in surprising amounts, including in yogurts and granola bars that are often touted as health foods, low-fat foods, marinades …

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