CHFA in the Press

CHFA in the Press

Stress at Work: Why Bragging About Being Busy is Killing You

Brazen Woman, 13 June 2016

Let’s face it, being “ultra busy” may be the new norm, but the stress that it causes is nothing to brag about. In case you haven’t noticed, that busy lifestyle you’re so proud of is having a negative impact on your health and happiness. In fact, a recent national survey conducted by the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) and Leger revealed that more than two-thirds of Canadians admit to living with workplace stress.

Seven Everyday Foods That Pack a Powerful Punch
Edmonton Sun, 5 June 2016

Forget the seven wonders of the world – how about the seven natural health wonders, instead. “Coming from every corner of the globe, these wonders have been used for centuries in other countries to help with everything from soothing bug bites to achieving beautiful, glowing skin,” says Michelle Book, holistic nutritionist for the Canadian Health Food Association. Many have secret benefits that few of us know about, yet they are one-of-a-kind health and beauty hacks that pack a major punch in small amounts with little effort on your part.

Workplace Wellness: How to Limit Stress on the Job
Global News, 14 April 2016

If you’re feeling stressed at work, you’re not alone. The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) conducted a national study and found that about 60 per cent of Canadians said they are stressed at work. “This stress is unfortunately negatively affecting their health and other areas of their lives,” CHFA nutritionist Michelle Book said. Click on the link below to watch Michelle’s interview on Global Winnipeg from yesterday, as part of our workplace wellness media tour.

The Dieting Blues
24 Hrs, 3 March 2016

According to holistic nutritionist Michelle Book, “there is a lot of research showing an association between a healthy diet, rich in fruits, vegetables and fish, and a reduced risk of depression. The exact reason for this is unknown, but the foods we eat clearly impact our internal chemistry. We are what we eat.” “When it comes to a foods-based approach, there is not a lot of research linking specific foods to increased rates of depression,” adds Book, of the Canadian Health Food Association at “However, having a diet filled with heavily processed foods and refined sugars isn’t going to do our health, or our mood, any favours.”

Why You May Want to Consider Eating an Avocado a Day
Yahoo! News, 11 February 2016

 Here’s a big myth debunked: for one, eating avocados regularly won’t make you fat. Yes, they are high in fat, but it’s monounsaturated fat, which is the “good fat” that helps lower cholesterol – same goes for olive oil, which is a major element of the Mediterranean diet, which we’ve all heard is one of the healthiest diets in the world! “The monounsaturated fats in avocados are what give it the creamy texture that make it such a good replacement for butter, margarine or mayonnaise,” says Michelle W. Book., the in-house nutritionist at the Canadian Health Food Association. “These fats are also an important cholesterol-free way to help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin D, A, E and K.”

CHFA Names Top Natural Health Trends
Canadian Grocer, 12 January 2016

‘Tis the season for Canadians to set out New Year’s resolutions. And while juices cleanses and detoxes are prevalent at this time of year, there are other ways to kickstart healthy eating habits. The Canadian Health Food Association has identified what it believes to be the top five new natural health trends to look for our this year.