Doug Cook

I am a Registered Dietitian & Integrative & Functional Nutritionist and former Certified Diabetes Educator with over 15 years of clinical nutrition experience. I practice a holistic and integrative approach providing science-based guidance on food and diet along with nutritional supplements where appropriate. My strength lies in my ability to explain complicated nutrition and scientific concepts in plain language which I then put into everyday practical dietary advice. I have a unique approach to nutrition counselling. I have the solid education & training of a dietitian but know that there are many points of views outside this model, and I incorporate them into my practice.

Living Longer. Living Better. Adding Life To Your Years

While life expectancy has increased by around 20 years since the 1920s, health expectancy has not. You can change this! Eat a high-fiber, low-sugar diet rich in Vit A, B12 and D, folate, magnesium, zinc, and omega-3 fats. To keep your gut ecology in healthy order, include fermented foods like kefir, kimchi, yogurt and avoid excess medication. Don't forget to get age-appropriate screening tests done.

Mindful Eating. It’s Not Just About What You Eat, But How You Eat

Mindful eating is about tasting and enjoying your food without distractions and listening to your body for hunger and satiety cues. Get out of autopilot mode, eat only when you are hungry. Stop eating at your desk, bed or couch - eat at a table. Savor the taste, color, texture, smell, and sound of each bite. Eat slowly. Start with one meal and gradually make it a daily practice.

Are Organic Eggs More Nutritious Than Non-Organic Ones?

Are Organic Eggs More Nutritious Than Non-Organic Ones?

Why Eggs Are Nutritionally A Complete Food

Eggs are a rich source of complete, high-quality protein and essential amino acids. These acids are the building blocks of protein which is used to make nearly every tissue and organ: bones, skin, hair, digestive tract, enzymes, blood cells, antibodies, other immune cells. It also contains 14 essential nutrients needed for normal growth, development and repair.

For A Healthy Heart, Just Lowering LDL Cholesterol Is Not Enough

For a healthy heart, improving blood lipids ratios is important. Total and LDL cholesterol should be within acceptable range, with high HDL and low triglyceride levels. Healthy body weight, increased intake of omega 3 and saturated fats, fiber rich food, lower intake of sugar and wheat products help lower triglyceride levels. Supplements help reduce inflammation.

Glycine, Collagen, Gelatin, Bone and Aging. Chew On It.

Proteins are made up of Glycine, a conditionally essential amino acid. It is needed for collagen (form providing primary structural protein) creation. Diet low in protein causes slow down of collagen turnover. Damaged build up of protein in skin, bone, etc hastens aging process. Have protein rich bone broths or add high quality gelatin to soups, sauces and smoothies.

Use The Power Of Real Food To Reduce Inflammation

Eat whole foods, vegetables, tomatoes and tomato products. Consume low-mercury fish for omega-3 fatty acids. Add ginger and turmeric to your food. Limit refined, processed fats and fried foods. Exercise regularly, this helps the body produce naturally occurring anti-inflammatory bodies. Consume Vitamin D3, Vitamin C and Chromium supplements.

Nutritional Needs In Speeding Recovery Post Surgery

The body uses the amino acids in protein to build and repair body cells and tissues. Vitamin C helps wound and tissue repair via its role as a co-factor in collagen production and Vitamin E helps ensure optimal wound healing. Vitamin A promotes wound healing by improving fibroblast differentiation and Zinc helps wound healing by healthy cell division.

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