Julie Daniluk

Bio

Julie Daniluk hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that highlights the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition by using unique groups such as bikers, dragon boat racers and ballroom dancers to challenge their taste buds with nutritious foods. Julie is excited that her show was chosen to be part of OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network). Similar to Oprah’s book club, programs on OWN explore stories of strength and transformation. Television viewers also recognize Julie from her “busted” segments on The Right Fit (W Network) and The Marilyn Denis Show (CTV) where she examines the foods people need to stay healthy, acting as a nutrition encyclopedia. Her fun and engaging style comes in handy when she creates articles and recipes that are packed with health tips for www.chatelaine.com.
 
After four years of rigorous theatre arts training, Julie found herself reading more about nutrition than about Shakespeare. She had an insatiable appetite for figuring out how and why food affects us so profoundly. She went back to school to become a nutritionist, graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and went on to become a co-operative owner of one of Canada’s largest health food stores, The Big Carrot Natural Food Market. Julie was also health editor for Viva Magazine, a Canadian natural health publication with a national circulation of over 120,000. As a contributor for many online and print magazines, Julie continues to answer diet and nutrition questions from viewers and readers around the world. She offers entertaining and informative answers about why we crave certain foods, while suggesting alternatives for optimal health.
 
Julie’s food activism has led her to speak to the Canadian Government about the potential health risks of genetically modified food. In order to bring food advocacy issues to a wider audience, Julie has been the event producer for festivals such as Bio-Diversity with David Suzuki and FoodShare's Field to Table Festival.
 
Julie’s search for nutritional understanding has taken her around the world. Her greatest joy to date has been cooking on the Greenpeace tall sailing ship the Rainbow Warrior during its GE-free New Zealand tour.
 
After many years of working on the frontline of the nutrition field, Julie’s clients continually asked for a menu-planning healing focused cookbook. Her first book, Meals That Heal Inflammation, helps people enjoy allergy free foods that taste great and assist the body in the healing process.

Specialties:

  • nutrition & dietetics

Affiliation:

  • Author

Location:

  • Toronto, AK

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    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee perks millions of Americans up each morning, and a new study finds it might help keep men's sex lives percolating, too.

    The study, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, found that men who consume more caffeine eac...Full Article

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    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sensitivity to peanuts is common among children with asthma, yet many children and their parents are unaware of the problem, a new study finds.

    There's been little research into the link between childhood asthma and peanut allergy, according to the...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 100,000 people with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators found that more physical activity was tied to living longer.

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are battery-powered devices implanted in patients whose he...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Safe" levels of exercise differ for men and women with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, new research reports.

    Using data from 14 studies involving 380,000 people with atrial fibrillation -- a type of irregular heartbe...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many probiotic products contain traces of gluten and could cause problems for people with celiac disease, according to a new study.

    Tests of 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 (55 percent) of them had detectable gluten, the researchers said...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contaminated food sickens millions of Americans each year, but the types of bacteria causing the majority of illnesses have changed in recent years, health officials said Thursday.

    The incidence of reported infections with E. coli O157 and a comm...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and easily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of skin cancer, new research contends.

    A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide is linked to a reduction of non-melanoma skin cancers by 23 percent when taken twic...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers had poor health habits during pregnancy are at increased risk for obesity, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at more than 5,100 children in Greece and found that they were much more likely to be obese at age 8 if thei...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For children with peanut allergies, home is more dangerous than school, researchers say.

    The Canadian study also found schools that ban peanut products are not less likely to have an accidental exposure occur than schools...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients taking the blood thinner warfarin appear to have almost twice the risk of severe stomach bleeding compared to their normal-weight counterparts, a new study suggests.

    Why obese patients may be at greater risk for stomach bleeding isn'...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A high-protein diet may backfire for people at risk for heart disease -- increasing the likelihood of weight gain and early death, a new study suggests.

    Replacing carbohydrates and fats with protein is touted as a quick wa...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For obese Americans who are low on vitamin D, taking a supplement of the nutrient might help them lose weight, a new study suggests.

    According to an Italian team, led by Luisella Vigna of the University of Milan, prior research has shown that vitami...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Packing up and moving to a poorer neighborhood may also mean packing on extra pounds, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 1,800 Dallas County residents, aged 18 to 65. The researchers tracked their health and lifestyle for seven year...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients seem to have a better chance of survival if they have already been practicing healthy lifestyle habits before their diagnosis, a new study suggests.

    Survival rates for colon cancer vary widely, even among patients who have s...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing vitamin D toxicity is rare, researchers have found.

    With vitamin D supplementation on the rise, investigators set out to assess the odds of developing dangerously high blood calcium levels.

    "The evidence is clear t...Full Article