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Should You Take a Multi?

January 13, 2021

By Anna Varriano

One of the most common questions I get from clients, students, and workshop attendees is: “I’m not sure if I should be taking any supplements. I eat really well, so wouldn’t I be getting all the nutrients I need from my food?” My response to the above …

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Do You Have Any Of These 12 Dementia Risk Factors?

October 19, 2020

By Anna Varriano

According to the latest stats from the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, over half a million Canadians are living with dementia and approximately 25,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. By 2031, the number of Canadians living with dementia is expected …

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10 Immune-Boosting Foods to Pack in Lunches

September 4, 2020

By Anna Varriano

We’ve heard plenty about how to prevent ourselves from getting sick from the outside-in (wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay 2 metres apart, sneeze into the crook of your elbow, wear a mask, etc), but not much about how to prevent ourselves fr …

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4 Reasons Why You Should Eat Papaya AND Its Seeds

June 16, 2020

By Anna Varriano

Papaya is a delicious sweet and juicy tropical fruit with a lovely soft texture when it is ripe. I’ve heard people describe its taste as a cross between a mango and a cantaloupe. Being delicious is a great reason to add papayas to your grocery list. bu …

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The Lectin-Free Diet: Fact or Fiction?

September 5, 2019

By Anna Varriano

It seems that every other day, some new theory surfaces in the nutrition world. Sometimes these theories are foundational to overall good health, but most of the time, they end up being just another fad. A recent theory that is getting a lot of attenti …

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An Egg is an Egg is an Egg …

July 11, 2019

By Anna Varriano

An egg is an egg is an egg. That was the short answer I received when I emailed a large commercial egg producer some time ago to ask why their eggs looked so much different than eggs from pastured hens. The pastured eggs have dark orange coloured yolks …

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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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