Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue, BSc., ND

Articles by Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue, BSc., ND

5 Foods That Aren’t as Healthy as You Think

There’s a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to healthy foods. Here are five foods that aren’t as healthy as you think: 1. Muffins This may be a no-brainer for some people, but muffins (especially bran) seem so wholesome it’s hard to remember the amount of sugar and vegetable oil they often contain. more…

Vitamin D: How Much Do You Need?

There is a lot of debate about the optimal dose of vitamin D and it is one of the most common questions people ask me. Current Recommendations The current recommended daily allowance for vitamin D is a mere 600 IU (15 mcg) daily. Prominent experts in this area claim that dose is based on erroneous more…

The Truth about Good Fat

I’m always surprised, and disappointed, to see egg white omelettes featured in the “Healthy Options” section of restaurant menus. We all know that egg yolks are being left out because of their fat content, but why is this still happening? Clearing up the Confusion around Good Fat The notion that fat makes us fat, or that more…

3 Simple Healthy Eating Tips

When we get strapped for time and find ourselves eating on the run too often, getting back to healthy eating can seem like a real challenge. But small additions and changes can go a long way to packing more nutrients into each meal. Here are 3 simple healthy eating tips: 1. Include Something Fresh and more…

Do Calories Really Count?

Do Calories Really Count? My mother was a dieter for most of my life. Over the years she tried every diet imaginable in order to manage her weight, including one that involved eating mostly pineapples. So I was completely surprised recently when she asked me a simple, yet pivotal question. She said, “Katie, you know more…

Are You Born Fat or Thin?

Are You Born Fat or Thin? Do you believe that you’re simply born to be fat or born to be thin? The notion that DNA determines our pant size is highly debated in scientific circles and is by no means conclusive. A myriad of factors influence our body mass index. In addition to genetics, potential more…