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30 Jun
  Canada is celebrating its 151st Birthday on Sunday, July 1st. I find it inspiring, and I want to take a moment to send a love note to Canada because I do feel blessed to live in this land that is filled  “with glowing hearts” standing “strong and free”.    I think Canada is the best country in the world to live in…despite its insane weather. The hottest day in Canada was +45 C (113 F) as recorded in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan. In sharp contrast, the coldest day was -63...
14 Jun
  Intermittent Fasting has been making the headlines recently and with good reason!   With the promise of...  * Reduced blood lipids * Reduced blood pressure * Reduced markers of inflammation * Reduced oxidative stress risk of cancer * Increased cellular repair and growth hormone release * Increased fat burning and blood sugar control ...it is easy to see why many people are trying this ancient health...
04 Jun
The whole world has gone coconut crazy and there are plenty of reasons why. Let’s take a look at the variety of coconut options and the health benefits associated with them. Check out the research that is putting coconut back on the menu:   1. Coconut oil is the safest oil to use for cooking: Because coconut oil is a saturated fat, it is the least vulnerable of all the dietary oils to oxidation and the formation of free radicals. (1) Consuming oils that have...
11 May
  Happy Mothers Day! Every single person came out of a mother, so it is a time for all 7 billion humans to celebrate the person who created us.   Rebecca Solnit put it perfectly; "Comprehend the heroic labour it takes to keep one alive, the constant exhausting tending of a being who can do nothing and demands everything. I realized that my mother had done all of these things for me before I remembered. I was fed; I was washed; I was clothed; I was taught to speak and given a...
09 May
  I first meet the wonderful people of the Cha's Organics company at a trade show a couple of years ago. Their enthusiasm, integrity and products really impressed me. I have always been interested in supporting small, grassroots companies (very much like my own) that are making a real difference in their communities. Cha's Organics has all the characteristics of a business that ‘adds’ to the global community of organic food producers.    I am frequently asked about the...
02 May
  Julie appears regularly on CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show where she acts as a nutritional encyclopaedia for viewers and fans alike. She shares information about food and life-style tips that viewers can use to get healthy. Julie also co-hosts the Healthy Gourmet show, a program that is literally a culinary showdown between health-conscious Julie and flavour-focused Chef Ezra. Each week Julie and Ezra take on a contestant's favourite meal and battle to make it healthier AND...
16 Apr
For many people across North America, allergy season is just around the corner. Symptoms of an airborne allergy range from mild irritation of the eyes and a runny nose to complete congestion of the sinuses, sneezing, itchy eyes and mouth, asthma symptoms, throat and sleeping problems, accompanied by fatigue and irritability. Given the diverse nature of the North American continent, from desert to coastal, from tropical to arctic, pollen season can occur all year round. You can...
13 Apr
Have you ever watched an injury happen? It can feel like watching a slow-motion video. That’s what happened to our family while out at the cottage last summer. We were all enjoying a fun summer splash with a rope swing when my husband Alan climbed up high into the tree and did a beautiful swing, leaping into the water. 

My sister-in-law Deanna was up next. She was brave so she climbed as high as Alan and launched herself off the branch. As the rope tightened, she fell 3 feet...
04 Apr
Oil Pulling is an ancient yogic practice, recorded 1,500 years ago in the early Ayurvedic text, Charaka Samhita. Oil Pulling is a way to clean your gums and teeth by rinsing your mouth with oil. Don’t swallow the oil, because it now contains all the microbes, toxins and mucous it collected in your mouth! Oil Pulling therapy has been shown to strengthen teeth, gums and jaw, and can prevent bad breath, bleeding gums, dry throat, cracked lips and tooth decay (by killing the...
21 Mar
What is a sprout? It is essentially a baby plant. When soaked in water, a seed germinates. Germination allows the plant to come out of hibernation and reach its full growth potential. When you eat sprouts, you are eating the plant at the peak of its growth spurt and therefore benefit from the extra enzymes and nutrition it creates during rapid growth. I like to think you are borrowing its vitality! Raw nuts, seeds, beans and grains have enzyme inhibitors on their surface called ...