Homeopathy 101

Perhaps you’ve heard of homeopathy? Or perhaps not! Either way, there is no shortage of misinformation on this ‘alternative’ system of medicine. Anything that’s been around for hundreds of years is bound to be shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding… Homeopathy was developed in 1796 by a German physician Samuel Hahnemann using the principle that ‘Like…

Bone Broth For Your Bones (and more!)

A simple chicken or turkey broth is simple to make and very nourishing. There is in fact science to back up a hearty bowl of chicken soup when feeling under the weather! Even if you’re not fighting off a bug of some kind, everyone could use a good boost to the ole’ immune system! That…

Veggie Spotlight: Peas

When I was growing up, my sister and I were often given the choice of either peas or corn as a vegetable to go along with dinner. For whatever reason, these were the frozen bags stored by my mother in our freezer, an easy way for a single mother to incorporate plant food into the…

Insomnia

You toss and you turn and you flip the pillow over, searching for the cold side. Only there is no cold side left because you’ve flipped your pillow over a half dozen times already. You just can’t sleep. You are at your wits end on account of not sleeping through the night in at least…

Flu Prevention

There’s no doubt about it- flu season is here. Aside from the common sensical things like washing your hands frequently and not putting your hands in your mouth, what can be done to minimize the risk of getting not only sick… but catching the dreaded flu! Echinacea? Flu shot? Live in a bubble? What is…

Veggie Spotlight: Ginger!

While not exactly a vegetable, ginger is a widely underused yet widely available root with endless culinary applications. Ginger ale, beer & wine, ginger tea, pickled ginger (for sushi!), gingerbread cookies, candied ginger and simply as a spice in smoothies, curries, stirfries or other cooking are some of the most common places we see this…

Regan Mercure

Regan is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and completed her schooling from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She teaches yoga throughout Prince George and is a Master’s student at UNBC. She became passionate about holistic health while dealing with her own food allergies and sensitivities. She believes health is a journey toward balance in the…

An Eco-Conscious Halloween

It seems this is one of those holidays that is easily rife with discardable, themed, single use items. Children easily grow out of Halloween costumes by the next year, and they’re not generally keen on visiting the neighbours with 2013’s character du jour. But it’s everything else that goes along with the late October activities…

Aromatherapy

The scent of Autumn is in the air.   Quick! What is the first thing that came to mind in that statement? What does this season upon us smell like to you? A crisp fall morning walk through the leaves? Grandmas baking? Pumpkin spice lattes? The associations we make in our brains with certain smells…

Veggie Spotlight: Potatoes!

While often thought of as a “bad vegetable” or and excuse for one, these starchy tubers do have their merits. Potatoes are chock full of fibre and vitamin C, though if the skins are removed the fibre content drops to nil and if they are well cooked the vitamin C is virtually all destroyed. I’m…