Orange Foods Can Boost Your Health

July 27, 2018 |

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, there are many colours that occur naturally. From the bright red of a tomato or strawberry, yellow peppers and bananas, and the greens of broccoli, spinach, and kale, there is a rainbow of nutritious options available. An often-overlooked colour we don’t tend to think about outside of carrots,

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How to Save on Groceries and Still Eat Healthy

July 10, 2018 |

When shopping for groceries, it can be hard to keep up with what’s healthy, deciding what to make for meals, and budgeting appropriately. Following a few simple steps can make your trips to the grocery store easier for both yourself and your wallet, and healthier for you and your family. Start Meal Planning – Planning

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15 Foods to avoid with High Blood Pressure

August 10, 2017 |

Blood pressure is the pressure of your blood on the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps it around your body. It’s a vital part of how your heart and circulation works. Your blood pressure naturally goes up and down all the time, adjusting to your heart’s needs depending on the activities you are

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Foods That Have Potential Anti-Cancer Effects

December 21, 2015 |

Ongoing cancer research is taking a closer look at factors within our control, and the good news is that we can make lifestyle and diet changes that may prevent and even help treat the disease. Studies are uncovering links between certain foods and cancer, and it is important for holistic nutrition practitioners to understand which

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New Principles of Food Combining

April 25, 2015 |

In 1985 we were introduced to “proper” food combining by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond in Fit for Life. For many years we have been taught that proper combining of foods optimizes the digestive processes. It has long been thought that eating a variety of foods together can interfere with the digestion of certain others. For example, fruits were to be eaten on their own to avoid fermentation. Grains were to be eaten separately from proteins. Likewise, it is possible to eat foods which enhance the digestion or, at least, do not interfere with the digestion of the others. For example, proteins were to be eaten with non-starchy vegetables.  “Grazing” every 2 hours, with six smaller meals a day has also ...

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A delicious Gazpacho soup is a great way to harvest the value of tomatoes!

August 26, 2014 |

The tomato is another wonderful gift of the Mayans. This gift from Central America has seized the attention of millions of health seekers for its incredible phyto-chemical properties. The tomato is the fruit of the plant Lycopersicon esculentum, it’s scientific name. Botanically speaking, tomato is not only a fruit, but also a berry since it is

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NATURAL RECIPES FOR INSECTICIDES AND FUNGICIDES

July 23, 2014 |

A beautiful and healthy garden is possible without the use of expensive and often hazardous chemicals.  The following are a number of natural recipes to create safe and effective deterrents to bugs and other pests.  With a little effort, you will be doing your garden and the environment a big favour.   All-Purpose Insect Spray   1 garlic bulb 1 all onion 1 tbsp (15 ml) cayenne pepper 1 quart (litre) water 1 tbsp (15 ml) liquid soap (hand soap only)   Chop and grind garlic & onion, add cayenne and mix with water.  Let steep 1 hour, then add liquid soap.  Store the mixture in a covered jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.  Use it as ...

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Milk, Does it Really

January 21, 2014 |

The Dairy Association’s slogan for milk states, “It does the body good.” But does it really? Let’s take a look at some nutritional science behind consuming dairy in excessive amounts. The Canada’s Food Guide recommendation for daily dairy consumption is between 2-4 servings. This suggestion does not take into account many factors such as quality, biochemical individuality and other sources of calcium.  Mother’s milk is the perfect food for growing human babies, and cow’s milk is the perfect food for growing baby cows! Human milk has one third of the protein, one third of the minerals and about 60 per cent more carbohydrate (lactose) than what is found in cow’s milk. Take a look at some of the issues with ...

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Grow Your Own: The Future of Farming

April 14, 2013 |

We are currently using 80% of the earth's arable land to grow our food—which amounts to a chunk of land the size of South America. With current farming practices, by 2050 we will need an additional chunk of land, larger than Brazil, to feed the additional 3 billion+ people that will be living on earth by then. What does all this mean? -- That we all, collectively, have a problem. Dr. Dickson Despommier writes about some creative solutions in his book, “The Vertical Farm, Feeding the World in the 21st Century”. We are currently standing on a farming precipice, peering over the edge—wondering what to do. Even here in expansive Canada we're not immune to the problem (especially since much ...

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Cough Syrup Recipe

March 7, 2013 |

This all natural cough syrup recipe was created by Sylvia Ryan, a student of Edison Institute of Nutrition, from Newfoundland, Canada.  Ingredients: 1 organic lemon 1/4 cup organic unpasteurized honey 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon grated ginger 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Directions: Combine 3 tablespoons of fresh squeezed organic lemon juice, 1/4 cup organic

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