Veggie Spotlight: Yams!

These humble looking root veggies are nutrient packed superfoods in disguise! They are a great source of fiber due to their thick skins, though the flesh also contains fiber. They also are a good source of vitamin C & some B vitamins, though these are diminished through the cooking process.

EWG Guide To Healthy Cleaning

Most of you are generally aware, many cleaning products contain ingredients that are known to harm or irritate the lungs or trigger asthma. Some contain ingredients or contaminants linked to cancer. One may not know that by looking at the label.

Gluten Free This Holiday Season

The holidays can be the most difficult to navigate for anyone who is newly eliminating wheat, gluten or other grains from their diet. The biggest, baddest food holiday of them all generally comes bearing treats of all shapes & sizes: and it’s nearly inescapable.

Veggie Spotlight: Carrots!

As with most root veggies, carrots are in season at the moment solely because they store well. Nobody is plucking them from the frozen ground this time of year (not around here anyways)! Carrots are a fantastic source of beta carotene, which is a convertable form of vitamin A, as well as vitamin K, biotin & fiber.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Over three million Canadians handle their diabetes every day, and while 10% of those people have type 1 which requires insulin, the other 90% with type 2 often choose to manage their disease with drugs as well.

Environmental Exposure

Exposure to toxins in our environment can cause or contribute to a wide range of health problems. Everything from the common cold to cancer could be attributed to the buildup in our bodies of the variety of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis.

Spooky Truths About Halloween

In just a few more days the city of Prince George (and many more just like it!) will be bombarded by gangs of goblins & ghosts, posses of pirates & princesses and an assortment of other branded characters collecting their rightful loot. Halloween is a fun holiday for those of all ages, but the reality behind the cute miniature chocolate bars the little ones are after is anything but…

Seasonal Affective Disorder

With late summer nights long gone and the sun setting earlier every evening, it is common for seasonal depression to start to creep in on some of us this time of year. Less sunshine and more overcast days coupled with damp weather and more time spent inside can be a bit of a downer after a few months of basking in the afternoon rays.