Technology for phenylketonuria

Conducting blood tests has never been a simple matter for me. In Quebec, it is not possible to obtain phenylalanine levels weekly. At best, you can have a monthly follow-up that requires to travel to the clinic for a blood test, then wait several weeks to get a result. However, it would be so motivating … Lire la suite Technology for phenylketonuria

Back to CanPKU’s PKU Quebec Day

A few weeks ago, CanPKU members contacted me to participate as a speaker in the PKU Québec day, which was held on October 26th in Quebec City. I obviously accepted with eagerness... then, I began to think. What was I going to talk about? I am not a scientist, I do not test new products, … Lire la suite Back to CanPKU’s PKU Quebec Day

Phenylketonuria from a photographer’s perspective

I remember when I was young and I had to be stung on the finger for a blood sample. It was not particularly fun! It was probably the moment I dreaded the most when I had to go to the hospital. Indeed, as I have always been very sociable, it was always with pleasure that … Lire la suite Phenylketonuria from a photographer’s perspective

Pushing vegetarianism to the next level

We recently purchased a small machine that we are very proud of and happy to own. The OGarden Smart, the creation of a small Quebec company, has officially started in our kitchen! The process is very simple. After germinating sprouts for a few weeks in the compartment at the bottom of the machine, we were … Lire la suite Pushing vegetarianism to the next level

Let’s talk about phenylketonuria and bad mood

I was browsing on some Phenylketonuria Facebook groups, looking for inspiration, when I came across that question: what is the worst thing you've been told about phenylketonuria? I can tell you that all kinds of things came out, funny and less funny! But one answer in particular interested me. "Your phenylalanine levels must be high … Lire la suite Let’s talk about phenylketonuria and bad mood

The Importance of Diet for Life

This text was published in the magazine “News & Views | Issue 158” and is written by Suzanne Ford, RD (NSPKU) and Dr Ben Green, PhD., Medical Affairs Research Advisor (Nutricia). There are many helpline queries about diet for life – this article explains a little bit about what is now known about phenylalanine and … Lire la suite The Importance of Diet for Life

Emotions and phenylketonuria

You have probably heard the phrase "emotional eating". It is a well-known phenomenon of trying to reduce stress, anxiety, fear, and anger through food. Of course, this is a very bad habit because you lose all awareness of what you eat and it can eventually lead to health problems, especially when ingested foods are high … Lire la suite Emotions and phenylketonuria