March is Nutrition Month and it’s a great opportunity to focus on your health and wellness. Join registered dietician Samantha Holmgren as she provides various resources throughout the month to help you make informed decisions about food and nutrition. From tips on how to better absorb nutrients with Enteropathic Arthritis (EnA) to a webinar on Mindful Eating, Samantha will provide you with the knowledge you need to make positive changes in your diet. So don’t miss out on this chance to take improve your health and spondyloarthritic condition, and join Samantha for Nutrition Month!
Nutrution Month Resources
March 15th is Dietitian’s Day
This year, Nutrition Month’s theme is Unlock the Potential of Food: Find a Dietitian.
Eating healthy is essential for a healthy lifestyle and can help prevent many health problems. Unfortunately, many people don’t have access to the dietary advice they need because it is often expensive. That’s why it’s important that dietitians should be covered by extended health care coverage.
Having access to a dietitian can help people make healthier food choices and better understand their nutritional needs. Dietitians are also able to provide personalized advice based on an individual’s medical history, lifestyle, and goals. By including dietitians as part of extended health care coverage, more people would be able to access the dietary advice they need in order to lead healthier lives.
You can find a dietitian by
- Asking your health care team for a referral
- Dietitians of Canada Find a Dietitian: dietitians.ca/find
- The Arthritis Health Professions Association has started a public directory of allied health professionals, including dietitians, working in arthritis: https://www.ahpa.
March 22nd Webinar on Mindful Eating
Are you looking to learn more about mindful eating? The CSA and registered dietician Samantha Holmgren are hosting a free webinar to help you understand the basics of mindful eating. This webinar is open to all members, regardless of whether you have spondyloarthritis or not. Join us for this informative and interactive session as we discuss the importance of mindful eating in our daily lives.
How can Mindful eating help with Spondyloarthritis?
- We know, generally, what humans need to be healthy. But there are details that vary from person to person. Mindful & intuitive eating help you uncover what works for you
- Having energy and feeling well feels good. Mindful eating allows you to notice the habits that energize you — and which ones don’t.
- When you force yourself to use “willpower” and white-knuckle your way to change your habits, it gets harder and harder over time. Mindfulness get easier over time. It feels good and makes you want more!
- How many diets have you tried? How many worked? It doesn’t matter if it “worked” for a month or two, that is nothing when compared to all the years you will have lived. I’m talking true long-term success. The vast majority of diets were never designed to last. But there is another way – Mindful eating.
Samantha Holmgren RD is here to answer your questions on the role of diet in inflammatory arthritis! Join Samantha all month for special Nutrition Month resources, including a March 26th webinar on Mindful Eating & Chronic Illness.
Enteropathic Arthritis (EnA) is a hot topic in our community! Samantha Holmgren answers a member’s question on EnA and Nutrient Absorption. Catch Samantha next week as she presents for our special Nutrition Month Webinar on March 21st.