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

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study.

    The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As the name implies, people ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children ate healthier meals at a restaurant chain after the kids' menu got a makeover with healthy options replacing soda and fries, new research indicates.

    "Our study showed that healthier children's menu options were ordered a lot more often when...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers were very obese going into pregnancy may face an increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that when moms were severely ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body weight, a large new study finds.

    The good news, the researchers said, is that swapping just one of those drinks each day -- f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With food, seeing it is eating it, a new study suggests.

    People who keep food in plain sight around the house are more likely to be obese, researchers report, while low self-esteem is another risk factor.

    "Self-esteem is important becau...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have successfully linked certain byproducts of digestion to the risk of excess body fat.

    Eventually, these findings might lead to more personalized interventions for people who are identified as "at-risk" for obesity, inclu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams said Tuesday that it will destroy more than 265 tons of ice cream because of possible contamination with listeria.

    Some of the bacteria was found last week in the Columbus, Ohio-based company's production facility an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Though it may not always be easy, helping young children develop healthy eating habits is worth the effort, experts say.

    Good nutrition is one of the best ways to prevent overweight and obesity, which affect a large number of American children. ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Few U.S. adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study.

    Using a national database, researchers found that less tha...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has decreased its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in a half-century, to prevent staining of tooth enamel caused by overexposure to fluoride.

    The optimal fluoride level in drinking water to pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials warned last year that nine out of 10 American kids eat more salt than they should, raising their lifelong risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

    But a new study finds that consuming higher-than-recommended amounts of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health store employees may encourage teens to buy body-shaping dietary supplements, even though the products' labels state they're for adult use only, researchers report.

    Despite the labeling, it's legal for minors to b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the second time this week, a major U.S. manufacturer of ice cream has recalled all of its products because of possible contamination with the bacteria listeria.

    Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams said Thursday that it was recalling all of ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new look at what kinds of foods might help people keep their weight in check as they age found that not all calories are created equal and some foods are not as bad for the middle-aged waistline as many believe.

    While men and women who ate lo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

    Leading medical associations recommend use of low-dose aspirin m...Full Article