Work with your family doctor and use nutrition counselling services for help with food choices. Visit our
online resource centre or borrow books from your local library.
Many non-profit organizations offer nutrition guidances for people with particular health conditions, such as the
Canadian Diabetes Association, as do other PHSA Agencies and services such as the
Renal Agency, which specializes in guiding you to manage with kidney disease. You can also visit Healthlink BC to find a dietition.
Women are more likely than men to experience chronic conditions and diseases, especially as they age. If you are living with osteoporosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, kidney, or heart disease you may have particular dietary needs.
Mental health challenges can both arise from, and influence how we eat. For example, both eating too little and eating too much have been associated with depression.
See the resource links on the right for more information on eating well with illness.