6 Health Benefits of Apples

Here’s to the humble apple: I had the pleasure this past weekend at the Naturopathic Physician conference in Vancouver to meet a member of the Bragg family – the people behind the famous Braggs line of products like Liquid Aminos, #AppleCiderVinegar and much more. It was also a great reminder of the power of consuming Read More

Water – How Much is Just Right for You?

It’s time for a Water Roll Call! Water – the fluid of life. Our bodies in general are approximately 60% water. “According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, Read More

Bone Broth Soup

Bone broth soup – a mainstay in my Ukrainian culture and life growing up as a farmers’ granddaughter. Soup stock was made consistently – there was never a week that went by, that we didn’t have soup – always from the bones. Our back-bone (no pun intended) staples were onions, garlic, and stock in comparisons Read More

Beat the Winter Blahs

This month we go back to our Regular Standard Time (RST) with Daylight Savings Time (DST) ending Sunday, November 6, 2016. The upside is that you get that extra hour of sleep that you may have craved up until now, the downside though is that it will get darker earlier. With darkness and less sunlight, Read More

Dietary Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine

“Drink milk for maintaining healthy bones.” “Eat 5-7 servings a day of …” “Eat garlic – because is good for you.” “Don’t drink more than two cups of coffee per day.” We’ve heard them all. So many phrases, guidelines, and rules! What’s right? What is too much? What’s enough? It’s enough to cause confusion and Read More

Boost up with Bone Broth Soup

As I’ve posted previously, the weather here in my locale is already changing. The chill is already happening at night, leaves are slowly drifting down and change is definitely in the air. Not quite hibernation season yet, but the feeling of moving in that direction is already there.  And that’s the time I start making Read More

Get Ready for Autumn(!) with Garlic

It’s the beginning of September, just before Labour Day, and still trying to fit in the last dog days of summer before school begins. Perhaps a bit premature for winter just yet, but I look at the leaves already falling down, the rain coming my way and already see the signs of seasonal change. With Read More