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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Four things to consider when making nutrition changes — it’s not just about the food you eat

Four things to consider when making nutrition changes — it’s not just about the food you eat

When considering changing your nutrition, you will likely think of specific diets like ketogenic, paleo, or vegetarian. So, this week I am outlining the four key factors that I discuss with clients when they are looking to make changes to their nutrition and lifestyle. 1. Be aware of how much time [...]

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Adapt your nutritional needs as you move through life

Adapt your nutritional needs as you move through life

At this time of year, change is all around us. With every sunny day, flowers are blooming, and the leaves are gently opening, announcing the arrival of spring. As we go through life, constant modifications happen within our bodies too. I find that you only notice the change when you look at photos, meet [...]

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Spring clean your kitchen and your shopping list

Spring clean your kitchen and your shopping list

It might not yet feel like spring is here, but looking at the buds pushing through the ground, we can rest assured that warmth will be upon us. At this time of year, as we prepare our gardens and back yards for a summer barbecue with friends and families, I use this opportunity to go through my kitchen [...]

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The Ezcape Wellness team is ready to serve you with care and compassion

The Ezcape Wellness team is ready to serve you with care and compassion

The last two years have made us all acutely aware that helping and supporting each other is so important to our collective wellbeing. I have worked as a nurse for many years, and more recently as a registered holistic nutritionist whose healthy eating and lifestyle columns appear regularly on ottawalife.com. [...]

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Turn your leftover carbohydrates into a satisfying winter salad

Turn your leftover carbohydrates into a satisfying winter salad

When it comes to preparing simple, easy, and tasty meals, warm winter salads are a great option. We tend to think that salads as a meal are reserved for hot summer days but I want to introduce the idea of warm winter salads. They are just as flavourful as their summer counterpart and provide a comforting [...]

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Swap out your resolutions for sustained lifestyle changes

Swap out your resolutions for sustained lifestyle changes

As we near the end of January, it is time to reevaluate your New Year’s resolutions to see if they are working or not. I find the idea of making resolutions restrictive as it generally comes with the decision not to do a specific activity or habit that we may have engaged in for many years. This [...]

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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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