Friday Food X-Ray: “Olive Oil” Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise… yum!  This creamy spread definitely brings comfort to many of our favorites, like sandwiches, dips and salad dressings. In the last few years, the food industry has been listening to health-conscious consumers looking for healthier versions of this timeless classic. Enters “Olive Oil” Mayonnaise. It sounds like a great idea. At first glance that is. Olive oil[…]

Counting calories is like adding your savings and debts together

It doesn’t tell you anything at all. Calories are not all equal and it took me a   v – e – r – y   long time to figure it out.  As a recently graduated registered dietitian & nutritionist, calories were my whole world. I knew how many calories were in every food and[…]

The missing ingredient in your breakfast

Breakfast is not what it used to be. Something went missing since the food companies took over our first meal of the day. Can you guess what it is? Think about some of the most common breakfasts: Typical Breakfast #1: breakfast cereals with milk, a banana and OJ Typical Breakfast #2: low-fat muffin + fruit-flavored yogurt Typical Breakfast[…]

How to have quick, healthy & tasty meals ready for the whole week (my favorite batch cooking tips!)

The secret is out: batch cooking will save your life! Here is what I try to do at the beginning of the week to have a lot of ready-to-eat foods to create tasty and balanced meals in a pinch. And I don’t even have to open a single cookbook or follow any kind of recipe![…]

My favorite natural cold remedy (and yes, it is effective!)

Food is medicine! After flying across Canada this week and getting less than optimal sleep as a result, I woke up with a sore throat and decided to try this natural remedy (safe for breastfeeding and pregnant mamas and even their little ones).   My natural cold remedy – the Radicata tea Add the boiling[…]

I hate the BRAT diet

I don’t use the word hate lightly. But I really do HATE the BRAT diet! In case you never heard about it, the BRAT diet stands for: B – banana R – rice A – applesauce T – toast This diet is supposed to be easy to digest and therefore ideal for people having just[…]

Bone Broth Diet: weight loss and gut, joint & skin health

Bone broth is something that has been dear and near to my heart since it helped me heal my gut following severe digestive issues including a parasite infection and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). But I had to say that I was a bit skeptical when I saw that a book titled ”Bone Broth Diet” was[…]

New! Free ebook: “7 Superfoods for Supermoms”

Hey there! Most of you probably know me because of my passion for digestive health. While this will always be a topic I am passionate about, becoming a mom has awakened other passions for fertility, healthy pregnancy, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, optimal postpartum recovery and healthy eating for little ones. This is what pushed me to create the podcast Real[…]

Managing PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) Naturally….. to feel better and maximize your fertility!

In case you didn’t know, I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome or polycystic ovary syndrome). I was diagnosed in 2011 (probably had it before but it was masked by the birth control pill) with a total of 60 cysts on both of my ovaries. Fortunately, I had just started my journey to becoming healthier naturally by going[…]

7+ favorite breakfast ideas (Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nutrient-dense, with and without eggs, nut-free)

If you’re like me, you most likely ate “breakfast foods” most of my life for that important first meal of the day. Somehow, the food industry managed to convince us that we need different types of foods for breakfast, such as breakfast cereals, oatmeal, toasts, bagels, pancakes and other carb- and sugar-rich processed foods that come in boxes or[…]

Eat your butter with your veggies!

Wow, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first saw the cover of Time magazine saying “Eat Butter”. I couldn’t be happier (unlike many other dietitians I know…)! 😀 In dietetic school, I learned all about how saturated fat and cholesterol (mainly present in animal products) were clogging our arteries and killing us by causing[…]

Ebook: Eating out and traveling on the Paleo diet by Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD

If you’ve discovered the Paleo diet (or any other diet based on ancestral nutrition principles, such as the Primal diet, WAPF diet, GAPS diet, SCD diet…) and love how good this way of eating makes you feel, you probably want tokeep eating and feeling this way wherever you go. The Paleo principles constitute one of the best templates to stabilize[…]

Aglaée's favorite books, resources & products

Click here to find my favorite books, cookbooks, products and other resources whether YOU want to learn more about REAL food, health and nutrition or want to give something healthy to your loved ones. Browse by category to find what you’re looking for. Don’t forget to check out the Paleo books, Paleo cookbooks, Paleo books[…]

Non-responsive celiac disease – when eating gluten-free is not enough

Many people are drawn to the Paleo diet because they are looking for a solution for their personal health struggles. Removing gluten alone, one of the main proteins found in many grains but especially wheat, barley, oats and rye, can often make a big difference in the way you feel, no matter what kind of[…]

FODMAPs: could they be causing your bloating, diarrhea, constipation and other IBS-like digestive issues?

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is the most common GI (gastrointestinal) disorder and affects the quality of life of 1 in 5 Americans. (1) Many of you may feel too familiar already with the most common IBS symptoms: bloating, abdominal pain, discomfort or cramping, gas, constipation and diarrhea. Even if you don’t have IBS, you might[…]

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