Upcoming Event: Nutrition During & After Your Cancer Journey

Join us as we discuss how to optimize your nutrition during & after your cancer journey.

Topics include:

  • foods to eat & avoid;
  • the importance of water;
  • top 5 supplements every cancer patient should be taking; and
  • lifestyle changes.

This will be followed by a live demo.

Michelle is dedicated to helping individuals who are faced with a cancer diagnosis, or post treatment to improve their self-care, through directed nutrition and lifestyle support.

This is a free event, but space is limited. Registration required.

Dandelion Foods Fall Events Calendar

Our Fall Events Calendar is Live!

Fall is almost here and that means we’re rolling out a brand-new calendar of in-store events for our customers. These events are a great way to learn about specific nutrition topics in person and area great way to ask questions and get clarification form the experts who are giving the presentation.

All events are held in-store at Dandelion Foods and pre-registration is required. Register in store or send an email to info@dandelionfoods.ca.

Stay tuned for a more detailed description of each event in the coming months.

Have an idea for event topics? Please let us know!

Summer Challenge Week 8: Replenish Your Minerals

Just like vitamins, minerals help your body stay healthy. Your body uses minerals to perform many different functions from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses.

MAGNESIUM

  • You lose it when you sweat, making it even more important to supplement through the hot months. Magnesium also helps with insulin regulation, sleep, mental health, muscles and more!

IRON

  • Symptoms of low iron don’t show up as easily in the summer. Why? Because we are tanned (masking dark circles and pale skin). We also often have our hair up and under hats (hiding hair loss).

Summer Challenge Week 7: Practice Good Sleep Hygiene

Adopt routines that help you have a deep and restful sleep.

  • Do not use electronics around bedtime to avoid exposure to intense blue light.
  • Go to bed at the same time every night. A regular sleep schedule can work wonders for your energy levels!
  • You need deep sleep to create serotonin and GABA which help curb cravings.
  • 7-9 hours of sleep per day!

The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends individuals ages 18-64 should get 7-9 Hours of sleep/night, while those ages 65+ should get about 7-8 Hours of sleep/night.

According to their research:

  • 1 in 2 adults have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep.
  • 1 in 5 adults do not find their sleep refreshing.
  • 1 in 3 adults have difficulty staying awake during waking hours.

Good sleep hygiene could lead to better sleEP

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine before bed
  • Maintain a regular bedtime/waketime
  • Practice relaxation and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques
  • Reduce noise in the sleeping environment
  • Exercise regularly
  • Review medications with your physician/pharmacist regularly

Notes from our Nutritionist 

Dandelion Foods’ own nutritionist, Morgan, has accepted the 8-week Summer Challenge and is providing updates on how she’s finding it. Here’s her notes from Week 2. And if you missed Week 1, you can find them here. You can also follow her on this page or on Instagram or Facebook.

One of my bad habits is climbing into bed at the end of the day and surfing on my iPhone and catching up on my text messages. So I set out this week to log off my cell phone at 9p.m. and I left it to recharge in the kitchen instead of the bedroom, removing the temptation to check.

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Summer Challenge Week 6: Get Outside Everyday

Spending time outdoors is calming, grounding and a key factor in improving mood.

  • Fresh air contains oxygen that will make you feel awake, alert and ready to take on the day.
  • Negative ions, which are released by water and plants, help improve health. Positive ions, created by electronics, air-conditioners, pollution, cigarette smoke, closed air in houses or office buildings can be harmful to health.
  • Exposing yourself to the sun for 30 minutes a day is essential for getting vitamin D. Vitamin D is especially important for Canadians since much of our population is deficient.

Notes from our Nutritionist 

Dandelion Foods’ own nutritionist, Morgan, has accepted the 8-week Summer Challenge and is providing updates on how she’s finding it. Here’s her notes from Week 2. And if you missed Week 1, you can find them here. You can also follow her on this page or on Instagram or Facebook.

In the summer, I find it easier to get outside. I try to do 15-20 mins walk daily.  I found a cute little trail near where I work which makes it easier to get out in nature and away from the hustle bustle of the busy workplace.