Author: Tara

Have Your Say on Food Labels

Hey Canada… Health Canada needs YOUR help!! Having trouble reading/understanding food labels? Tired of all the confusion? What would you suggest to make food labels easier to understand? Well, now’s your chance to have your opinion heard! Health Canada is in the process of making a proposal for changes to our food labels, and they would LOVE to hear your thoughts about the matter!! Recently, I ...
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Sugar Alcohols: A Possible hidden Culprit of GI Distress

Media, fads and marketing may influence how we view certain food items. Sugar is a huge topic that has been focused on over the last decade. “Sugar Free” or “No Added Sugar” products are easily perceived as being healthier than regular products. Have you ever heard of a sugar replacement and thickening agent known as a sugar alcohol? Sugar alcohols became popular to the Canadian market back in ...
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Healthy Lunch Box Ideas! :-)

It’s an exciting time for parents, children and families as this school year begins. Time to prepare mentally, emotionally and financially for the year ahead; while shopping for back to school clothes and supplies. As stress levels are on the rise, it’s important to nurture ourselves during this transition. Feeling stressed just thinking about the busy year ahead?  Frustrated when trying to fig...
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Welcome To Healthy Balance’s Website!! :-)

Healthy Balance is a Newfoundland based company spreading the word about the importance of healthy living. Healthy Balance specializes in private consults, group work, grocery store tours, in home assessments and work place wellness programs. Healthy Balance is the creation of Nutritionist Tara K. Antle, BSc.AHN, RHN, RNCP. Tara has over a decade of clinical experience and more than six years f...
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Healthy Holiday Entertaining Idea’s

Welcome to my blogging site...interesting tid bits related to health and nutrition...served up Newfoundland Style!!!  Enjoy. Healthy Holiday Entertaining Recipes! Well, that time of year is upon us once again!  Late last week, I was interviewed by Anna Delaney from Rogers TV "Out of the Fog" and Ashley Fitzpatrick from The Telegram.  Rogers will air the show on Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 startin...
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How Does NL Culture Influence our Eating Habits and Health?

Imagine the influence that our distinct culture has on our eating patterns and overall health.  Newfoundland & Labrador is known as one of the unhealthiest provinces in Canada, especially in terms of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Cancer.  Statistics Canada indicates that St. John’s is the most obese city in our country. Genetics may be an uncontrollable risk factor to the state of our h...
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Eating Strategies for Christmas

                                                                                             Yesterday, I was interviewed by CBC's Radio Noon Host, Ramona Deering about ways to make your holiday season a healthy balance.  Please see link below for the interview...click on Eating Strategies for Christmas and you can listen to the pod cast...it aired today!!  Enjoy http://www.cbc.ca/radiono...
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Making Your Holiday Season a Healthy Balance!

                                                         Making Your Holiday Season a Healthy Balance!!! Here we are, amongst the Holiday rush, getting things all done for Christmas.  It's really important that we factor our health into the mix, so here are some tips to help you maintian your health during the holidays! •Set Realistic Goals for a realistic time frame that work for YOU and yo...
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Healing Touch

Here's an article of Interest about Healing Touch Therapy by a collegue of mine,  Anne Marie Duff-Hutton, CHTP, EMP, CSP, BKI, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner...enjoy!! :-) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Feeling tired and stressed…?  What would it feel l...
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Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving! Looks like the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend is just around the corner...here's a few tips that might be useful in terms of food safety...the article is also on the Healthy Balance Facebook Group page. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/tipcon/turkdinde.shtml   Have a Happy, Healthy & Safe Thanksgiving with your family and friends! Tara Tara ...
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