Produce Spotlight: Lima Beans

  I know what you’re thinking…   Okay, maybe I don’t. But I suspect it’s nothing lovely of the humble lima bean. Before you write off this lowly staple, hear me out- it’s an underrated legume! Butter beans originated in South America but have become a common plant source of protein in North America. Understandably…

How Much Sleep Do I Really Need?

  Autumn is here and the kiddos are back in class which reinstates a school year norm in many families. Bedtimes, alarm clocks, homework, meal planning and other routines abound. While no children live in my own home it got me to thinking about sleep cycles. I can recall my own mother struggling to get…

Selenium: What You Should Know

  If you’re starting off thinking “selena-what?” you’re probably in the right place! Se·le·ni·um is on the periodic table of elements (yes, that periodic table) with the atomic number of 34. It is a trace mineral that we need in our diets and the best food source of it is in a brazil nut! I’m…

Produce Spotlight: Squash Blossoms

  Zucchini has a bit of a reputation as a plentiful vegetable in the garden this time of year. Creative use of this squash can yield some interesting and delicious recipes. But we’re not here to talk zucchini… Courgette flowers are delicate specimens and as so they don’t wield any spectacular nutritional values. A full…

The Myers Cocktail

  The Myers Cocktail is an Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (IVMNT) made up of vitamins & minerals used as a management tool for fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, acute asthma attacks, cardiovascular disease & other disorders. A small number of patients with congestive…

Insomnia, Brain Fog & the Depression Connection

  Depression is a complicated diagnosis but far more common than one may believe. In an interview with Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MNeuroSc Underground Wellness founder Sean Croxton delves into the mystery behind this often overlooked disorder.   A few facts: All neurological diseases start with depression. There are several different kinds of depression.…

Avoiding Bugs Naturally

  Without a doubt mosquito season is here. Itchy annoying bites and concerns of West Nile Virus are far from anyones favourite part of summer but the drug store bug spray is full of chemicals and the natural solutions don’t work… What to do?   DEET seems to be the standard for bug spray. Sure…

Staying Hydrated: Coconut Water

  The summer sun & heat is more than on its way! Flip flops, sunglasses & a tan are sure to permeate your life over the next few months. This means staying sun safe to prevent burns, sunstroke & heat exhaustion. Staying hydrated in hot weather can be an uphill battle, but these tips can…