Preventing Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Have you been diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus (DM)? Have you been told that you have increased cholesterol, hypertension and rising blood sugar levels, even if some of these look ‘normal’ on a lab test? Unfortunately, leaving any of these conditions untreated can lead to numerous complications – heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, circulation problems, lower 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

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