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Leah Shainhouse, R.D.

Leah Shainhouse is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and a member of the Dietitians of Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Honors, in Nutritional Sciences from the University of British Columbia and went on to complete her dietetic training and Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition at McGill University.

Leah has a strong desire to help shape the lives of individuals through a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys working with people to help them achieve their health goals.

Not only does she stay up-to-date on the latest research and trends, she applies her knowledge in the kitchen. Leah enjoys transforming recipes to make them healthier and tastier as ever. She enjoys being challenged to perfect the tastes of diverse cuisines, whether it is a new ethnic dish or a gluten-free recipe.

Paleo-Type Diet Worsens Pre-Diabetic Conditions, Reveals New Study
People have been following low-carb diets for quite some time now in order to lose weight. And now a new study suggests that perhaps following a high-fat/low-carb diet, such as the Paleo diet, might lead to excess weight and adverse health conditions... Read More
Too Much Fish in Pregnancy Can Lead to Too Much Weight in Offspring: Study
The foods one eats during pregnancy will either result in a healthy child or have consequential effects. While this can be an exciting time, it can also be pretty daunting based on the mass amounts of advice received from doctors, loved ones, and ran... Read More
Bacteria in Processed Foods May Be Responsible for Heart Disease
Prevalence rates of many chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease have consistently been on the rise. Public health messages have always focused on the nutrient quality of diet. However, a study recently published in Nutrition, Meta... Read More
Regular Bedtimes and Sleep Quality Are Important for Academic Success
Early academic achievement is essential for future educational and career success. In order to achieve a high level of success, you must prioritize a variety of health factors including sleep. Many experimental studies have demonstrated that poor sle... Read More
Chaotic Environments May or May Not Lead to Overindulging, Depending on Your Mindset
Many of us are unfortunately too familiar with the dangerous habit of stress eating. Whether you are a parent coming home from a long day at the office and having to now tackle household management or a student who is working part-time while balancin... Read More
Growing up Poor Can Lead to Overeating in Adulthood, Even When Full
A new study suggests that calorie intake is higher among “full” individuals who grew up with low socioeconomic status. With the growing obesity epidemic, we are stumped on how to effectively intervene and put a stop to the increasing rates. While... Read More
Something Smells Fishy: New Study Reveals That Seafood Decreases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Previous studies have demonstrated the protective effects of consuming seafood in preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Seafood, especially salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout, and herring are all rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are an impo... Read More
Irregular Sleep Patterns May Be Linked to Obesity and Diabetes
A study recently published in the Journal Sleep evaluated the effects of sleep timing on metabolic health factors, including weight status and insulin resistance. It seems that there are numerous factors beyond poor diet and lack of physical activity... Read More
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