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Jane Dummer

Registered Dietitian, Author and Food Consultant

Jane Dummer, RD ( www.janedummer.com), is a leading dietitian and food consultant in North America. Jane is an author, speaker, researcher, mentor and food traveler.
Healthy Lifestyle Hacks For Busy

Healthy Lifestyle Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

With many functions to attend and restaurant options during business travel, I need to be wary of over-consuming. If I'm at a hotel for more than two nights, I ensure there is an in-room fridge or mini-kitchen so I don't have to rely on restaurant food and large portion sizes. This works well for me.
05/16/2017 02:44 EDT
A Bit Of Spring Cleaning Around The Kitchen Can Tidy Up Your

A Bit Of Spring Cleaning Around The Kitchen Can Tidy Up Your Diet

Have you started your spring cleaning yet? This is the perfect opportunity to set aside time to clean up both your kitchen and your diet. Here are some easy ideas to declutter, get organized, and re-energize with nutrient-dense healthy choices to keep you in tip-top shape this spring.
03/20/2017 03:25 EDT
Go Green This Winter With An Edible Indoor

Go Green This Winter With An Edible Indoor Garden

Just because a blanket of snow covers the ground doesn't mean you have to stop gardening this winter. I've brought my love for gardening inside with an indoor edible garden. There are many herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible plants you can easily grow indoors. They are just like us -- they need water, air, nutrients and light to flourish.
01/16/2017 11:56 EST
5 Hacks To Avoid Extra Calories This Holiday

5 Hacks To Avoid Extra Calories This Holiday Season

It's that time of year when extra calories lurk around every corner. So what's the harm in a little holiday weight gain, especially if it's just a couple of pounds? Well, the fact is those pounds can add up year after year, making holiday weight gain an important factor in your overall weight.
11/22/2016 12:32 EST
3 Healthy Diet Tips To

3 Healthy Diet Tips To Remember

Nutrition can be a complex subject with many factors and variables influencing health and disease. Despite consumer trends moving towards a more balanced approach to nutrition, rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are still on the rise in Canada and the United States. To decrease your chances of developing chronic lifestyle diseases, let's explore my top three diet tips that will help you stay on track with your healthy living strategy.
09/21/2016 01:12 EDT
How To Stay Healthy Over The

How To Stay Healthy Over The Summer

We wait all year for long summer days filled with BBQs, pool parties, cottage weekends and food festivals. But these endless social events can have you overindulging in food and drink more than any other time of year. So how can you stay healthy over the summer? We asked our experts for their advice.
07/19/2016 10:14 EDT
Tempting And Tasty Hacks To Add More Veggies To Your

Tempting And Tasty Hacks To Add More Veggies To Your Diet

Encouraging people to eat more fruit is fairly easy; however convincing them to add more vegetables daily is a different story! Getting the recommended seven to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day can seem overwhelming for some. However, there are delicious and simple ways to include veggies in your diet.
05/11/2016 05:58 EDT
The Prebiotic Potential Of Sorghum For Your Digestive

The Prebiotic Potential Of Sorghum For Your Digestive Health

I was first introduced to sorghum during my undergrad at the University of Guelph when we were studying celiac disease; then it popped back into my pantry three years ago. Sorghum is a gluten-free whole grain that has shown prebiotic potential.
03/03/2016 01:26 EST
Can Seaweed Benefit Your Health and

Can Seaweed Benefit Your Health and Well-Being?

Since celebrity chef Jamie Oliver credited his recent weight loss to sleep and seaweed, I've been asked many questions about the popular sea veggie. Originally a delicacy in many Asian countries, seaweed is gaining international popularity. There are over 20 types of edible seaweed and even more are being discovered.
09/15/2015 12:17 EDT
Peaches Are the Ultimate Taste of

Peaches Are the Ultimate Taste of Summer

With a bounty of beautiful, ripe peaches available, often people think of desserts and jam recipes. Each season I make peach melba and peach cobbler. However, peaches offer an interesting texture, colour and flavour that go beyond desserts, making smoothies, sangria, appetizers, entrees and snacks delicious.
07/22/2015 05:02 EDT
Brew the Perfect Iced Tea Without the Extra

Brew the Perfect Iced Tea Without the Extra Calories

With summer upon us, it's time to perfect everyone's favourite thirst quencher: iced tea! And who better to seek advice from than Certified Tea Sommelier Raelene Gannon. Discover Gannon's top tips for brewing the best iced tea, along with my suggestions for adding flavour without extra calories.
06/16/2015 12:40 EDT
How to Fuel Your Body Before and After

How to Fuel Your Body Before and After Gardening

Did you know that gardening is not only good for the environment, but it also promotes both mind and body health? Just like the soil and plants in the garden, we need to make sure we are adequately fueled and hydrated. Before or after a few hours of planting flowers and pulling weeds, I recommend these two simple, delicious go-to recipes to help keep you energized all day long.
05/19/2015 05:33 EDT
Five Steps to Better Digestive

Five Steps to Better Digestive Health

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and renew with simple steps towards better digestive health. The body constantly requires adaptation in response to related periods of life, the change of seasons, as well as everyday environmental and lifestyle factors. I'm thrilled to share with you my top five steps to refresh and renew your digestive system this spring season.
04/20/2015 05:50 EDT
Sorghum: The New Must-have Gluten-free Ancient

Sorghum: The New Must-have Gluten-free Ancient Grain

Why is sorghum the new must-have ancient grain for your menu? In addition to being gluten-free, sorghum is a non-GMO, nutrient-dense whole grain with a variety of culinary applications. The whole grain is small and behaves similarly to seeds such as quinoa but with less fat. It also has a neutral colour, a chewy texture, and a slightly sweet flavour, making it suitable for a range of recipes.
03/17/2015 06:32 EDT
Three Ways to Turn Ugly Veggies into Attractive Menu

Three Ways to Turn Ugly Veggies into Attractive Menu Options

Clever campaigns such as Intermarche's capitalize on the growing social movement to reduce food waste and on consumers' willingness to buy nutrient-dense, misshapen vegetables for a lower cost. Look no further than the top techniques of puréeing, shredding and spiralizing.
02/17/2015 08:57 EST
Five Foods to Keep You Energized This

Five Foods to Keep You Energized This Winter

If you're feeling down, lift yourself up with salmon. It's packed with protein, which is an essential nutrient for energy and building muscle. Plus, it contains vitamin D, which is necessary for immune and mental health. We synthesize vitamin D via our skin from exposure to sunlight.
01/18/2015 08:32 EST
Three Holiday Foods to Boost Immune

Three Holiday Foods to Boost Immune Health

You may think it's more difficult to be healthy over the holiday season, but many of your favourite holiday foods are stuffed with nutrition. When you practice portion control and tweak preparation techniques, you'll cruise through the season with the health benefits and energy to fight off any germs lurking on the scene. Here are three immune-boosting holiday foods to include on your menu all season long.
12/03/2014 12:47 EST
Five Back-to-School Snacks That You'll Love

Five Back-to-School Snacks That You'll Love Too

Smart snacking can be a valuable part of a healthy food plan. Choosing nutritious snacks keeps blood sugar levels stable and helps fuel the mind and body all day long at school and work. At this busy time of year, let's explore five smart snack ideas using food you already have in your kitchen.
08/28/2014 08:25 EDT