Proper preparation for increased digestibility

(or, do I really have to give up lentils?) I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the Paleo diet lately. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Paleo, it is a way of eating (actually it is more of a complete lifestyle) that harkens back to the caveman hunter-gatherer days.  A Paleo food…

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Make your own vitamin C for the winter…

Vitamin C is great for immune health… among other things. But most supplemental vitamin C available on the market is made by fermenting corn in China.  And most of that corn is genetically modified.  The source is generally not labelled because theoretically there is no corn protein left in the supplement, and GMOs don’t need…

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The baby who wouldn’t nurse

I recently had a client whose 3 month old baby started to refuse her breastmilk. Most people understand, now a days, that “breast is best” and this mother was no exception.  She wanted to breastfeed, but after every feed her baby was so anxious, upset, and restless that she didn’t know what to do.  She…

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Cheap, green superfood goodness all winter long…

UPDATE: since writing this post I have now put this magic powder into… spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, home made ice cream, curry, gravy, muffins, smoothies, and popsicles.  The finer the powder, the more it disappears.  I have also dried lettuce and it works well but needs a bit more drying time.  Arugula, mustard, dandelion greens,…

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Prop 37… anyone surprised?

  So proposition 37 in California was defeated yesterday. In case you didn’t hear about it, prop 37 was a question put out to the Californian people.  The question was, “do you want genetically modified food and ingredients to be labelled?” Each Californian could vote on this – yes or no. The majority answer (55%)…

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Immune system boosters!

It’s that time of year again.  The weather is getting colder and damper… and for those of us who still have our warm coats and boots in storage, it’s time to do some digging.  Inevitably we’re all reaching for the immune system boosters… the echinacea, the elderberry, the zinc… whatever we’ve come to trust. Here…

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New infant feeding guidelines.. did Health Canada get it right?

In case you missed it on the news and in my newsletter… here’s more on the infant feeding guidelines recently brought out by Health Canada. In general, a great step forward in the world of Public Health but there are some holes. Their recommendations are now more in line with what anyone who knows anything…

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