Julie Daniluk

Julie Daniluk

Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her third book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing.

Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. The show is aired in 78 countries worldwide.

Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is going into her 8thseason as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show and is a regular contributor of ‘Evolve’ with John Edward.

Check out more information at juliedaniluk.com and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


When did you start out as a nutritionist?

I started out as a nutritionist twenty years ago. It has been a long journey, to say the least, but my former life struggles have allowed me to help, not only myself, but others as well. Here is some more background on what led be to become a nutritionist.


What motivated you to take your fitness to a higher level?

I was having some chest pains about a year and half ago and I decided to embark on a new fitness program to improve my health and well being.


What does a typical workout look like?

I have now worked out 320 days straight. A combination of high intensity days which include weight training for 1 hour and 30 minutes of cardio.  My cardio may include a very brisk walk or hill climbing.  On days when my immune system is more compromise or have a high level of soreness level I would do a recovery day. Yoga would be a typical activity on this type of day.


What are some good pre-workout food you would recommend to increase focus and alertness?

Cocoa is an excellent pre-workout food. A great snack would be cocoa nibs combined with coconut flakes.


What are some key foods that decrease inflammation?

  • Foods with Omega 3 fatty acids are vital. There are two types of Omega 3’s  ALA and EPA.  EPA sources are likely to be more beneficial and some great sources include small fish which have lower mercury levels.   Examples, sardines, herring and anchovies. When possible try and go with fresh versus canned versions.
  • Dark leafy vegetables like kale, watercress, chard, arugula and fennel.
  • Ginger and Turmeric.  Turmeric is great to cook with because it is even more impactful when combined with healthy fats like avocado and coconut oil
  • Avocado – a nutritional powerhouse, ideal for the post 45 athlete


How do Ketones work and how can they help you get into Ketosis without following a ketogenic diet?

The Ketogenic Diet can decrease your appetite, boost weight loss, improve neurological conditions, blood sugar balance and insulin sensitivity. The Ketogenic Diet could boost athletic performance.
With so many benefits to following The Keto Diet, why are so few of us trying it?
1. It takes amazing willpower to resist healthy carbs in season. How can you miss out on the strawberry season, peach season and cherry season (especially in Canada), when you have such a short window to enjoy these local foods? Not to mention turning down beautiful homemade dinner from a loved one because they aren’t aware that a sweet potato will blow you out of your ketogenic state… a state that you’ve fought so hard to get in.
2. Following The Keto Diet means missing out on a lot of nutrition. All fruits and bright starchy veggies (forbidden on The Keto Diet) contain high levels of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, starchy orange veggies (like squash) are considered very healing to the digestive system and soothing to the spirit. Further, it means abandoning the resveratrol in red grapes, polyphenols in dark fruits (like blueberries), or compounds, like lutein and zeaxanthin, in cherries. In short, a keto menu seems rather monochromatic and following the diet requires making extra effort to prevent vitamin deficiencies.
My advice is to try a fat-fueled, low-carb program to start and, if you feel great, proceed to jump further into the benefits of ketones!
Even if you don’t want to try The Keto Diet, the use of ketone supplements can greatly increase the level of ketones in your bloodstream, which your body uses for powering up its vital organs. For more information regarding ketone supplements, reach out to http://riseup.pruvitnow.com.

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