Meet Ella …
… who, as a life-long foodie, thought she was eating good food. She avoided processed foods and packages, made elaborate meals from scratch, and loved to cook, smothering things in butter, marinating in oils, stirring up rich gravies and sauces, adding salt and rich spices to everything. Read More
Meet Ayla …
… who from being 220 pounds at age 16, being diagnosed with a brain condition requiring a risky surgery, and watching her dad go through a stage-3 cancer diagnosis, knows the feeling of hitting rock bottom. Read More
Meet Andrea …
… who spent years suffering with constant brain fog, low energy, depression, anxiety, digestive health issues, poor sleep, weight gain and insane sugar cravings! Her symptoms were so diverse she did not think they could all be connected. Constantly bouncing from diet to diet, trying new work-out plans and never getting results, life felt like a struggle. Andrea knew she was not living to her fullest potential. Read More
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the ubiquitous herbicide 'Roundup' that has infiltrated the majority of our food, water, air, and rainfall. It functions by blocking the production of proteins needed for growth in plants. In humans, it blocks amino acids including tryptophan, which is essential for hormone production. This causes a huge amount of problems for the human body and the environment. Read More
Pollution from plastic, it affects us all and it affects us entirely: our outside world (environment) as well as our inside world (body).
Plastic; once our go-to friend for carrying items, going shopping, storing food, throwing garbage, etc should now be 'de-friended'. The use of plastic harms Mother Earth. And by harming her, we harm ourselves. Read More
The human body’s ability to regenerate has always fascinated me.
It all began when I was younger, with my slight obsession with the movie X-men. My interest in the power of cells was piqued when I saw that one of the mutants in the series (Wolverine) had the amazing ability to heal himself in a matter of seconds. Read More
Having firsthand experience, I can tell you how much our gut and brain work together. Eleven months ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease that made my body hyper-react to gluten. There was so much inflammation in my gut it affected my brain resulting in terrible brain fog. I couldn’t make decisions or complete anything and felt horribly sick, tired and, depressed. Read More
By Stephie Hennekam
“But… What about calcium”? – one of those one-liners you come across every other day when you decide to fuel your body with plants only.
This question stems from the modern myth that dairy is the best and most reliable source of calcium. So let’s clear the air about calcium: Why does our body need calcium? How much do we actually need on a daily basis? Read More
Author Hazel Morley
When I was a child, living in England, I woke up every morning to bottles of fresh milk on our doorstep delivered by the local milkman. TV adverts promoted the “goodness of milk”; the proteins, essential vitamins and calcium, needed by everybody to build strength and grow.
At elementary school, we received one free bottle of milk a day during our morning break. I hated it. The smell, the taste, the texture. The skinny pink plastic straw. Read More
Author Amber Muranko
I was in Whistler the other day with the kids and we had just finished lunch and were about to Read More
head over to the swimming pool. Just as I got everyone loaded in the truck, I get a text
from my husband who was off to work for the week; “Could you please pick me up some
groceries. Attached a list and Thanks!!!”
By Meghan De Jong
To answer the question in short … YES, we should!
Well, maybe not panic, but it is very important that we focus on consuming foods that are grown organically. “Organic” seems to be a popular buzzword these days and it can be confusing to know whether the investment in such foods is justifiable when compared to foods that are conventionally grown.
However, investing in organics is no doubt worth it for our health and the health of the planet. Plainly put, our government and health care system has completely failed to protect and educate the public on the dangers of modern food production. Read More
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, March 27, 2018
Commentary by Helen Saul Case
I was born and raised in a household where we used vitamins instead of medicines. Consequently, I am very familiar with utilizing high-dose vitamin C to prevent and cure illness. Now that I have children of my own, vitamins help keep them healthy, too. I think you can do the same for your family. While I am not a doctor, and you should always work with yours, here are answers to some of the most common questions I have received about vitamin C. Topics addressed include its use in children, during pregnancy and lactation, for the treatment of illness, for the prevention of vaccination side effects, as well as help with vitamin C dosing, form, and frequency. Read More
By Kevani Macdonald
I’m a mom. Like most moms, my days are mainly spent trying to get to the end of them with everyone fed and accounted for. A year ago, right around her 1st birthday, my daughter decided she’d had enough of boob milk and she was ready for the world of “real food”. And it suddenly dawned on me – for the millionth time since becoming a mom – I knew nothing! Read More
By Meghan De Jong
Believe it or not: YES you can!
Type 2 diabetes is so tightly connected to diet and lifestyle factors, that by changing what you eat and the amount of physical activity you do, you can actually prevent and reverse the condition! (1) Incidences of Type II Diabetes are at an all-time high in North America. (7) Dr. David Mathews describes it as “The Black Plague of the 21st century.” These sky-high incidence levels, are a direct reflection of the current and rather poor state of the “Standard American Diet” (SAD)(4). Read More
By Colleen Gray-Hewett
What if you found out that there is an easy way to improve your current health, prevent or treat chronic disease, lose weight and enable your gut flora – your micro biome – to flourish, thereby reducing inflammation and improving immune function? Fiber. I know. Sounds boring and old school. But nothing could be further from the truth. Fiber, one of the most crucial dietary elements, hides in the shadows of the wholly misguided macronutrient debate of protein versus carbohydrates versus fats. Fiber should be leading the conversation. Read More
Do you feel like you're doing your best to eat well, manage your stress, exercise regularly and avoid environmental toxins? Do you feel that even with this effort you are still feeling sluggish, foggy headed and pushing through the everyday?
Or, maybe you have more obvious deficiencies like eczema, frequent colds or digestive issues. Read More
Edited by Stephie Hennekam
Can you imagine living your life without an autoimmune disease? Close your eyes, and stay with this feeling for a minute. If you would be fully healed, what would you be doing? What would people say? What would you say? How would it feel? Stick with it, maybe even write it down so you can come back to this when you need some extra motivation. Read More
Edited by Stephie Hennekam
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - WHAT’s IN A NAME?
Despite the rampant occurrence of this term -it is buzzing in the popular media and on the internet- it still is a hard one to digest.
Breaking it down will give you some clarity: our body has its own system, the immune system, which protects us from outside dangers. We don’t have to think about this, it is an automatic reaction. In some cases, the immune system gets confused and attacks its “self”; it attacks our own body. When that happens, one is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Read More
By Stephie Hennekam
‘Tis the season for giving gifts, taking a break and spending time with loved ones. But before all that takes place, there’s the pre-holidays rush to get through…
At work this means prepping for the annual holiday break – busy times. At home this means trying to dress up your Christmas tree “Hallmark” style to create the ultimate Christmas atmosphere – busy times. Also skimming through cookbooks, family recipe notebooks, and food blogs to make this year’s menu another jaw-dropping event catering to everybody’s needs – (very) busy times. Read More
By Kristen Kelly
Do you ever find yourself feeling hazy? Do you find it harder to concentrate, forget people’s names more, or sleep lighter than you used to? It’s surprisingly very common. Cognitive functions in humans are declining at ever faster rates: Deaths due to Alzheimer’s are up 55% over the last 15 years and rates of Parkinson’s disease have gone up ‘significantly’. ‘Brain fog’ is a pretty new phenomenon affecting large numbers of us. Clearly, the problem is not going away anytime soon. These are new problems, Western problems – caused, like so many things, by the Western lifestyle and diet. Read More