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Articles by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

It is About Brain Food and Not Brain Freeze

February 22, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

During my childhood, my mother told me a lot of nutritional "facts" that turned out to be totally untrue. I'm not sure if she really believed them, or if she just wanted me to eat well.

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right

February 16, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

My daughter was two weeks old and I was in a heightened state of emotion brought about by a difficult delivery, rampant post-partum hormones and sleep deprivation.

I Owe My Body to Bill Murray

February 2, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

Each year, since my husband and I first met in 1999, we have watched the movie ‘Groundhog Day' (starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell) on February 2nd. This will be our 13th year watching it.

Dear Self;

January 24, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

Note to the reader: This posting is a part of the blog series on mindful eating.

Great Expectations

January 12, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian

I had an epiphany this week regarding why I don't like to cook. Someone asked me if I have a favourite dish to bring to a potluck and the answer was ‘no'. I have favourite dishes to eat, just not favourite dishes to cook for others

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