With a crispness in the air and the crunch of leaves beneath your feet, one can be sure that we’re deeply entrenched in fall. And that only means one thing: Pumpkin.
There are endless studies telling us (pleading even) that a big part of our overall health means including some sort of physical activity within our day. It doesn’t have to be a 4 hour treadmill marathon every night though- getting your heart rate up for just 30 minutes a day is beneficial.
If you’re any sort of a backyard gardener, there’s half a chance that you’ve been tending a zucchini patch for the last few months. It’s this time of year when it seems everyone’s neighbour is desperately trying to gift away their surpluses of the squash.
A diagnosis such as cancer is the stuff of nightmares, but when a heavy diagnosis like that is for a child, the grief & trauma is only amplified. They’ve hardly lived their lives yet, how could they possibly deserve this?
Breakfast: the all important breaking of the fast. Whether the iconic bacon & eggs or deciphering the whispers of snap, crackle and pop, starting the day off with food in your belly truly is one of the best things you can do for your body.
It was July when I saw backpacks in the store. While I was thrilled to see that the summer items were being cleared out to make room for school supplies, there was no doubt in my mind that it was too early. “Wow, there’s less than a month to go!”
These days one can find green beans year round, if not fresh & imported from Mexico, then certainly in abundance in the freezer section of the grocery store. It is the moment that a piece of fruit or a vegetable is picked that it has the highest amount of nutrition that it will ever have.
Throughout these hot summer months, it’s not uncommon to see picnic baskets packed full of snacks & drinks, and probably accompanied with a bottle of sunscreen or so. While it is important to protect your skin from the suns rays, many of the common brands of sunscreen can be full of carcinogenic ingredients.
If you don’t know what a sarcoma is, you’re not alone. It’s not a very common form of cancer, and so doesn’t get as much publicity as breast, colon or prostate cancer. Sarcomas are malignant tumors that develop in the connective tissues of the body.
Popeye was really on to something. Spinach is a versatile veggie that can easily be consumed raw in a salad, steamed, in dips, omelets, lasagna & more! This leafy green can also be incorporated into a smoothie giving your breakfast an extra dose of nourishing goodness, and with minimal impact on flavor.