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Susan Alsembach

Susan Alsembach

Susan Alsembach is a registered holistic nutritionist (RHN) who originally worked as a nurse in the UK and Switzerland and now lives in Ottawa with her family. She offers simple to follow nutritional support to improve your health. Book your appointment at susanalsembach.com

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The art of the salad—6 things that will turn your simple salad into a feast

The art of the salad—6 things that will turn your simple salad into a feast

When the days are hot, the last thing you want to do in the evening is turn the oven on—that is why salads are such a great meal. Not only do they keep your kitchen cool, they cool you down as well! Putting together a salad is quick and easy but to make a great salad there are various points to [...]

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Good nutrition is more than just the food you eat

Good nutrition is more than just the food you eat

When talking about good nutrition, people tend to immediately think of the food they eat, specific diets such as the keto or paleo, quantities and the time of meals and snacks. These are core aspects of good nutrition but there is more to it than that. Other factors that come into play are: lifestyle, [...]

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The health benefits of extra virgin olive oil

The health benefits of extra virgin olive oil

For many years we were told in the media and through food marketing that fat is bad for us and should be avoided at all costs, with stores offering a multitude of low-fat products from cheese to meats. However, we now know that when an element such as fat, is taken out of food, something else is added [...]

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Eating well is a journey not a destination

Eating well is a journey not a destination

What I have learned so far in my journey with food and nutrition is that we all have a different relationship with food. With all the information circulating on social media today, good healthy nutrition is often seen as an objective, that once achieved will bring long-lasting health benefits. There [...]

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Simple ways to help reduce blood pressure

Simple ways to help reduce blood pressure

The 17th of May marked World Hypertension Day, which most of us know as high blood pressure. So, this week I will be looking at what is hypertension and the various lifestyle and nutritional changes that can be easily made to help reduce the numbers. High blood pressure refers to the pressure the blood [...]

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Simple nutritional tips to help manage your allergies

Simple nutritional tips to help manage your allergies

The weather is not as warm as we might like but the pollen is in the air and this causes a lot of discomfort for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. So, this week, I will be looking at what is an allergic response and the lifestyle and nutritional changes you can implement to help get you through [...]

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Sweet things that taste great can be good for you!

Sweet things that taste great can be good for you!

There is the perception that anything sweet is not good for us. However, sweetness in itself is not bad. Giulia Enders, author of “Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ”, sums it up nicely: “It just depends where it comes from”. Using this as a basis, [...]

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Why including sprouted grains can be good for your digestive health

Why including sprouted grains can be good for your digestive health

ABOVE: Sprouted grain bread, like Ezekiel bread, is an option for people who are gluten sensitive. Like many other foods sprouted grains appear to be making their presence more noticed in the grocery stores. So, this week I will be looking at what exactly are sprouted grains and the digestive benefits [...]

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The health benefits of keeping your body well hydrated

The health benefits of keeping your body well hydrated

With spring well and truly here, we are spending more time outdoors and for most people the warming temperatures encourage us to be more active. We are largely made up of water (about 70 per cent) therefore it stands to reason that for our bodies require good hydration to function properly. However, [...]

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Sleep, sugar, and general good health

Sleep, sugar, and general good health

Sleep is a precious commodity and far too often relegated to the bottom of the heap when looking at lifestyle. I often hear “I manage or get by on 6 hours” as if this were a badge of honour, when in fact we know that good sleep plays an important role in maintaining good health. This week [...]

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