Skip The Fake & Get Real!

Summer often conjures up the images of bright: bright colors, bright smiles, bright sun… While many fresh fruits & veggies have a naturally vibrant hue to them, there are a whole lot of other “food-like items” whose attractive glow is deceptively dangerous.

Beat the Heat!

Not only in Prince George has it been scorching hot this past few weeks. Record breaking temperatures were set in the US over the long weekend, and we’re just getting into the hottest summer months now. Dehydration & heat exhaustion are no laughing matter, but fortunately there are lots of things that can be done to keep the body both cool & hydrated.

Veggie Spotlight: Peppers!

Our farmers market is a great place to shop and an even better indicator of what produce is in season. Soon, we’ll begin to see a wider variety of fruits & vegetables available for purchase and even better: consumption!

June is Mens Health Month

The goal of Men’s Health Month is to bring awareness to preventable disease and encourage early intervention of any problems that have arisen. Many men avoid confronting their own health issues, and for a number of possible reasons.

Talk To Me About Anemia

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional shortfall globally. While there are several types of anemia, a low hemoglobin level or a low concentration of red blood cells within the blood which carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body is often the case in those diagnosed (iron deficiency anemia).

Veggie Spotlight: Broccoli!

Another superfood from the cruciferous family, Italian green broccoli is the kind we most commonly find in our grocery stores & recognize as the healthy little “trees” on our dinner plates. This nutrient dense veggie is especially rich in vitamin A, and is a great source of vitamins K, C, B9, fiber & vegetable based protein.

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse…

While the body naturally detoxifies itself in the spring, there are a lot of kits, programs & diets out there to help get rid of the residual cobwebs leftover from the winter ‘hibernation’. How to navigate them depends heavily on what sort of an effect you would like it to have on your body.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Our skin is the largest organ in our body & absorbs everything that is slathered onto it. Check out the ‘Sun’ section of the EWG’s cosmetic database to see how your favorite sunscreen or tanning lotion stacks up. Chances are you’re better off avoiding the sun during peak hours.

Veggie Spotlight: Asparagus

This spring vegetable is a member of the lily family hailing from the Mediterranean. The slender green stalks are great steamed, roasted or grilled on the barbecue. About half of the few calories in asparagus are from protein, which is high for a vegetable.

April is Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd of this year was the first time that Canada joined the world in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day. Approximately 1 in 88 Canadians live with Autism, which is a lifelong developmental disability affecting communication skills & social interactions.