To Juice or Not To Juice?

That is the question- isn’t it? Perhaps you’ve read something somewhere about somebody who upon diagnosis of some tragic disease decided to take up juicing to increase their nutrient intake to heal themselves. And you thought to yourself “yeah right”. There are plenty of myths & misunderstandings out there surrounding the value of throwing your…

August is National Eye Exam Month!

An often overlooked area of ones overall well being, your ocular health could use a little attention this month. Sears Optical founded National Eye Exam Month in 1989 to increase awareness of this important part of your senses. Can you imagine your life suddenly blind? I suspect nearly everything about your day to day would…

Veggie Spotlight: Summer Squash!

The term ‘summer squash’ is a sort of catch-all phrase for a number of different squashes that are in abundance this time of year. While larger squashes such as pumpkins and winter squashes such as butternut are ready later in the year, summer squashes are smaller and softer than their hard shelled cousins. Zucchini is…

Reduce Your Moose!

Or if you don’t exactly prefer game meats and instead go for beef, chicken, pork or fish then reduce those too! While some may have the smoky scent of charred meat from the grill on the brain, the reality is that the hotter months of the year are those that it is easiest to eat…

Taking Care of the Skin You’re In

Your skin. It’s seemingly obvious that we only have one organ that covers the entirety of our body, but the reality of it is that it actually regenerates itself in a fairly short time frame. The research shows that it takes anywhere between 2-4 weeks for you to be wearing a whole new suit of…

Veggie Spotlight: Bok Choy!

Bok Choy is known as ‘Bok Choi’, ’Pak Choi’, ‘Pak Choy’ or simply ‘Chinese Cabbage’, as well as a selection of other less common terms are used to reference this Asian vegetable. The name translates literally into “white vegetable” although if harvested prematurely the stalks will be a pale green colour. There is also a…

Veggie Spotlight: Fennel!

While fennel is technically a herb, the bulb of the plant is often used as a highly flavourful and aromatic vegetable tasting similarly to black licorice. While the seed can be used ground or whole as a spice, the feathery leaves of the upper part of the plant are similar in appearance to dill and have a wide variety of culinary uses.

Your Outdoor Health

There are more benefits to spending time outside than just the necessary absorption of vitamin D. The best thing a child can do to build their immune system is to dig their hands into the earth and get dirty. While children do tend to spend time doing this, as adults we don’t as much.

Nine Tips For Improving Your Digestion

You know that saying “You are what you eat”? The reality of it is that you are only what you digest. Plenty of people struggle with proper digestion and many don’t even know it. So if most of us aren’t digesting the food that is fuelling our bodies through life properly, what can be done to improve it?

Boomer Health

‘Baby Boomers’ are considered to be those who were born anywhere within the twenty years after the WWII ended: 1944 through 1964. The well documented increase in population of this generation has led to strain on the system the whole way through their lives.