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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Loving your leftovers

Loving your leftovers

With a busy family, I just love leftovers. Often overlooked, they are a very precious commodity in your fridge: they save time, reduce waste, and are a source of ready-made meals. This week, I am looking at the various ways you can use leftovers along with different transport and storage options. Simply [...]

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Dust off that slow cooker and fall into warm weather cooking

Dust off that slow cooker and fall into warm weather cooking

One certain thing is that the weather in Ottawa always lets you know when the seasons are changing. Not only do you dress differently with the change of temperature but it also affects how and what you eat. This week I will look at how you can adapt the food you eat so that you’ll feel warm and [...]

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Tips to make grocery shopping less stressful

Tips to make grocery shopping less stressful

Trying to fit everything in while accommodating new routines and timetables can be challenging for anyone, with or without a family. If you are someone who finds grocery shopping a challenge, these five simple tips will help take the stress out of grocery shopping. 1. To start with, I find that getting [...]

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Healthy benefits of our favourite fall ingredients and Thanksgiving ideas

Healthy benefits of our favourite fall ingredients and Thanksgiving ideas

Autumn is the traditional harvest period in Canada, so lets look at the various foods that we can eat and enjoy throughout this season. This week we are looking at foods such as apples, Brussel sprouts and pumpkins and how to incorporate them into your diet. These foods are warm and sooth our soul as [...]

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Sweet September

Sweet September

As the days grow shorter our desire for sweet, comforting foods increases. There is often guilt around eating these foods that contain what is referred to as ‘hidden sugars’, which is synonymous with added sugars. You may or may not have heard of the term ‘hidden sugars’ before [...]

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Savoury muffins are great for lunch

Savoury muffins are great for lunch

I have always associated muffins as being something sweet and slightly decadent but food in general and how we use and perceive it is changing all the time. This week, I want to share with you the idea that muffins can also be savoury and how this can help you in so many ways, especially with going back [...]

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Nutrition and the bigger picture

Nutrition and the bigger picture

Summer is the season for lazy lunches and slowing down to enjoy the warm weather—it's a time to enjoy barbecues with friends and family. As we make our way through summer, make the most of all the fresh produce available at the grocery stores and local markets. This week I will be looking [...]

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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, best super greens powder, 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 [...]

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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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