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Stephanie Rouillard

Stephanie is our nutritionist with key interests in gut health, skin health and immune dysfunction. Her thorough approach, compassionate care, and serene nature make her an outstanding clinician. Stephanie’s engagement with revolutionary emerging research in the field of ‘the microbiome’ has brought gut health to the forefront of her therapy. Read more about Stephanie Rouillard

We can fix our s#*t (AKA Nandos): Here’s what you can learn from a gut microbiome test

You’ve probably heard a lot about ‘dysbiosis’, otherwise described as an ‘imbalance’ in community of microbes in your gut. Perhaps, you’ve been told that you have too many ‘bad’ bugs & not enough ‘beneficial’ bugs? Or, you’ve been told that you’ve got an ‘overgrowth’ of bugs higher up in the GI tract?

The above may be true for you, however, the science of testing & confirming whether the ‘diagnosis’ is IN FACT true is complex. Learn whether a gut microbiome test is the test you’ve been looking for to shed light on your symptoms.

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Sugar Alternatives – the lowdown on ‘low calorie’ sweeteners .

Broadly speaking, sweeteners are categorized into Nutritive – those that provide calories – and Non-Nutritive Sweeteners– those that are low in calories or contain no calories at all. The latter truly does sound like a dream – it’s all we’ve ever wanted: sweetness without the detrimental health side-effects! 

Let’s hone in on these Non-Nutritive Sweeteners to see whether they are a ‘sweet-yay’ or ‘unsweet-no’!

Warning: Although sweet, this article may leave a bitter aftertaste.

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Psoriasis & Diet 101 – Psoriasis is more than skin-deep

Before stepping into your doctor’s room, there’s one thing that you should know: psoriasis is not just a ‘skin thing’. Psoriatic disease is associated with systemic inflammation (an inflammatory response throughout the body), and occurs when inflammatory signals (produced by your immune system) infiltrate into the skin; causing certain areas of your skin to produce new cells more rapidly than normal, which can lead to thickening and scaling.

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Is your diet really causing your acne?

Diet has remained a part of the ‘acne discussion’ for years. It’s time that you listen in!

At TASH 360, nutrition has made its way into almost every conversation as we understand that food plays a pivotal role in the factors that influence the development and progression of acne – whether it be genetics, hormone balance, inflammatory responses, your gut health, your stress and anxiety levels, or your body’s ability to eliminate environmental toxins.

Nutrients communicate with your body on a cellular level. Learn about 3 food groups that say ‘sweet things’ to your cells; essentially, loving on your skin and keeping you free of unwanted, angry spots:

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Understanding dietary fatty acids – it’s as easy as omega 3,6 & 9

Our hunter-gatherer ancestors are thought to have consumed equal amounts of omega-6s and omega-3s, but today’s diets have been estimated to contain 14-25 times as much omega-6 as omega-3 fat. Oh my Omega! That’s a real problem.

Learn all about how to get the correct ratio of omega 6:omega 3 intake so essential for reducing chronic inflammation in the body. Learn also some useful tips when it comes to making the healthiest choices when choosing which fish to eat.

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Are We Becoming Allergic to the 21st Century?

If it’s not one of the common culprits – like dairy or gluten – then it’s probably one of the ‘weird and wonderfuls’ – like lectins, histamine or sulfites. Right?

On the up side, it’s not just a ‘you thing’; research now suggests that food sensitivities and related diseases affect at least 100 million people worldwide, and have increased by more than 50% in adults and children in recent years. Seriously, it really does feel like we really are becoming allergic to 21st century! But fear not! Keep reading to learn whether you have a true food allergy and what you can do about it!

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The Dairy Debate

Unfortunately, the existing science on the health benefits of dairy is about as unclear as a glass of milk!

Think about all the components of a dairy product – its fat content;, micronutrient density, added sugar, additives or sweeteners; number of live probiotic bacteria…

Think about how that dairy product has been processed and where it is coming from…

With all these considerations, it’s no surprise that studies reveal conflicting results! Let’s take a deep dive into dairy and decide whether it is a health food or a health risk.

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How Genetic Testing can Help You.

Are you fed up with fad diets? Are you done with trying all of the ‘in’ supplements to get to the bottom of your health concerns?

If that’s a yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Genetic testing has come to you at the right time. It’s time to listen to your body – it’s time to discover your unique story!

Don’t eat according to your best friend’s advice, the magazine article you read last week, or Instagram influencers’ instructions. Learn how to eat according to YOUR genes. Keep reading to find out how…

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