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Speaking of Health…

Living the average North American lifestyle can be stressful. With chronic stress comes the potential for chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and chronic fatigue syndrome... 



Local Food Manifesto

The industrial revolution drove people off farmland and concentrated them in cities. Farmers became factory workers: disconnected from land and food source. The geographical, social... 



Warming Winter Soups

Who doesn’t enjoy sitting near the fireplace on a winter’s evening savouring a fragrant bowl of delicious soup? There is much evidence to show that our bodies benefit greatly from... 



Liquids We Drink

Almost 7 billion people need to drink clean water in order to survive. Agriculture also requires water. Therefore, it has become our collective duty to be active in the protection and... 



A Candy A Day

As an exercise in self control, I told myself I would not eat any more Halloween candy today. Within an hour I had convinced myself I didn’t need to exercise my self control and dug... 



The Healing Cook’s Winter

Winter is represented in the Water element and the health of our kidneys and bladder. This season encourages receptivity, introspection and a seeking of warmth in our foods. The health... 



Book Review: Omnivore’s Dilemma

You Are What You Eat. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan   For humans, the decision of what to eat is one we make several times a day. It... 



Oatmeal Bread

Oats have a warming thermal nature helping to restore nervous, reproductive systems, while removing cholesterol from the digestive tract and arteries. Enjoy this high-rising, easy to... 



Backyard Apothecary – Cleavers

It’s not hard at this time of year to be in awe of our green earth. Everything is budding or blooming and leaves are reaching for the sky. Outside in my yard I’ve been watching... 



FOOD: “Buyer Beware” In The Health Food Industry

Recently I was given a media pass to the Health Food Trade show, since I write about food for Synergy Magazine. During the 90s, I attended this trade show as an employee of a Nanaimo... 



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