How To Download and Listen to Podcasts

We love to podcast. It’s a great way to get information to our audience, inspire conversation and create a more intimate communication experience. For listeners it’s great because you can listen to podcasts whenever and wherever, while multi-tasking or just lounging around. How to Download Podcasts For those who are new to podcasts or who […]

New Food Guide

This week saw the publication by the Canadian government of the latest version of Canada’s food guide. The four food groups are gone. Instead, the guide promotes the regular intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein foods. For protein foods, it is suggested that plant-based foods be consumed more often but the guide still […]

New Food Guide

This week saw the the publication by the Canadian government of the latest version of Canada’s food guide [JP-link to the food guide that’s in the AFN Resources section]. The four food groups are gone. Instead, the guide promotes the regular intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein foods. For protein foods, it is […]

The Inflammation-Food Connection

One of AFN’s most popular podcasts is The Inflammation-Food Connection. What is Inflammation? According to naturopath Dr. Audrey Sasson, inflammation is essentially the body’s response to any damage, internal or external. In a Q & A published by Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. Deepak Bhatt, M.D., M.PH. states that inflammation is the body’s natural response to protect […]

Party Planning Tips for Guests with Food Allergies and Other Restrictions

Event and party planning can feel overwhelming, especially if there are guests with food restrictions. Here are some tips for both the host and the guest. Tips for Host: If a guest has an anaphylaxis reaction, immediately call 911. Err on the side of caution by not having the specific allergen present, if possible. Alert […]

Sports Nutrition & Supplements: An Olympic Athlete’s Story

Food is fuel and for athletes this concept is extremely important. Whether you take part in sports recreationally or you’re a weekend warrior, proper nutrition is crucial to success. “Eating a balanced amount of carbohydrate, fat and protein is important to play sports at your best” according  to this article published on the Dietitians of […]

Cannabis Legalization in Canada: Status Update

As of October 17, 2018, Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational cannabis. Currently, Canada is in the midst of the transition period before the Cannabis Act comes into full force, with provinces and cities across Canada preparing for this day. But what about edibles and infused beverages? Not so fast. Sale of […]