Kathryn Adel

Kathryn completed degrees in kinesiology and nutrition, as well as a Masters in Sports Nutrition. She is a member of OPDQ and of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She ran track and cross-country at a national level. Kathryn specializes in sports nutrition, weight loss, diabetes, as well as heart and gastrointestinal health. Kathryn is experienced with the low FODMAP diet and she completed the Monash University low FODMAP dietitian's training.

Recent posts from Kathryn

Should I Take a Collagen Supplement?

21 April, 2020 No Comments

The popularity of collagen supplements has exploded in recent years. Collagen is also being introduced to a variety of processed foods such as protein bars, teas and creamers. There are also foods that are naturally rich in collagen, the most popular of which is bone broth. Collagen is credited with a large range of benefits, […]

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Can Fasting Before Exercise Improve Sports Performance?

10 April, 2020 No Comments

We often hear that it is important to have a snack or to eat carbohydrates before a workout in order to have enough energy. But could it also be beneficial for sports performance to train on an empty stomach? Let’s shed some light on this question!

Ketone Supplements, Are They the New Fuel for Athletes?

13 March, 2020 No Comments

Ketone drinks have received a lot of attention in the media lately for their potential benefits on athletic performance. It has been reported that they have been used by professional cyclists, for example during the Tour de France. Have we found the next magic fuel? The answer is here!

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Is There a Link Between a Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain?

10 February, 2020 No Comments

Cutting your nights short might increase your waistline? This is what I will try to clarify in this article.

Is Fasting Before Exercise Effective to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes?

10 February, 2020 No Comments

A recently published study suggests that training on an empty stomach improves insulin sensitivity and can therefore help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But is that really the case? Let’s dive into this subject!

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Fish, Mercury, Omega-3 and Pregnancy

20 January, 2020 No Comments

Omega-3s are important during pregnancy, and pregnant women are recommended to eat fish in order to help them meet their nutrient needs. However, certain fish have a high content of contaminants, such as mercury, and can interfere with the optimal development of the baby. Here is more information on the subject so you can make […]

Hypothyroidism and Nutrition: What You Need to Know

13 January, 2020 No Comments

Hypothyroidism is a condition that affects up to 5% of the North American and European population. Postmenopausal women are the most affected by this disease. There are several food myths surrounding thyroid function. Let’s shed light on this subject.

Choline: A Key Nutrient During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

10 December, 2019 No Comments

Recent analyses in Canada and the United States indicate that about 82% to 92% of pregnant women have an inadequate choline intake. Indeed, an analysis of 593 American pregnant women in the 2005-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that 92% of pregnant women did not achieve adequate choline intake. Their average choline […]

Dietary Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

9 December, 2019 No Comments

If you have chronic digestive symptoms (constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach pain, etc.), the first thing to do is consult with a doctor to investigate the cause and eliminate the possibility of a serious health problem (celiac disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer, parasites, etc.). Keep into consideration that sometimes starting a new medication or supplement […]

How to Follow a Low FODMAP and Vegan Diet at the Same Time

21 October, 2019 No Comments

Although a vegan diet has many benefits, it can sometimes cause digestive symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This is because many plant-based foods are high in FODMAPs. Following a low FODMAP* diet and a vegan diet together can seem difficult and discouraging, since you may feel that you have to eliminate all the […]

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Red Meat and the Risk of Colon Cancer

23 September, 2019 No Comments

It is well known that a high intake of red meat is harmful for heart health and for the planet. However, there seems to be a debate going on regarding its effect on colon cancer. Let’s shed light on the subject!

Which Foods to Eat or Avoid If You Have Kidney Stones?

9 September, 2019 No Comments

Diet can influence the formation and growth of kidney stones. However, contrary to popular belief, a diet low in oxalates is not always the right solution. Let’s dig deeper into the subject.

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