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“Got Milk?” – the Untold Story…

Most people believe they need to consume large, daily quantities of milk to achieve good health. Unfortunately, except in times of famine, we have no need at all for cow’s milk and with today’s milk processing methods; it is actually quite harmful to our health.

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Keep Warm and Healthy this Winter Without Eating Inflammatory Foods

As winter approaches and the air feels brisk and chilly, it seems natural to think about curling up on the couch with a bowl of warm and spicy soup. Winter is a time for comfort foods which help to warm the body and support immunity and digestion. The abundance of squash and pumpkins in our gardens and grocery are chock full of nutrients our bodies need to keep our systems healthy and strong throughout the cold months. Spices help with digestion of cooked foods, but they can also provide excellent nutritive value in themselves.

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What about the Latest Magic Molecule?

Almost daily I am asked by someone what I think of the latest magic potion for what ails them.  (Today someone asked about Vitamin C and lysine for their heart because there was an article in the paper expounding on the benefits of these combined items). My answer to the question of the latest miracle discovery is this:  the work of nutrition has already been done.  There is nothing new and secret that we haven’t learned that you absolutely need that isn’t already provided by Nature.  It’s all there.  Everything we need, nicely packaged, whole and balanced just for us. Did you know that scientists have been able to take apart a whole apple to identify and isolate more than 424 different compounds (including lysine, vitamin C, co-enzyme Q and many of the other latest nutrient “discoveries” of our times?) We like to take things apart to find out how they work.  But taking apart whole foods and mimicking, replacing, reducing or isolating the various pieces is not a good idea. Once I took a bicycle apart. The pieces lying about the floor certainly did not resemble a bicycle nor were they functioning as a bicycle in that separated state. And even when I put those exact original pieces back together again to resemble my bicycle, I was left with 3 or 4 bolts and washers in my hand!  Oops.  Sure enough, some miles ride down the road that bike broke down. That is what scientists do when they create nutraceuticals.  They take a piece or pieces of a “natural source” ( such as carbon atoms from coal tar)... read more

The REAL- FOOD- ONLY Challenge

The typical Canadian Diet can make life a rough road paved with malnutrition, obesity and disease. The sad fact is that this is unnecessary. We have been at this eating game since the beginning of time, why are we so confused about what we should eat?

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Convenience Foods – At What Cost to Your Health?

Years ago I proclaimed to my family that the next house we bought would not have a kitchen since we never seemed to spend time in it. Whew! While living life in the fast lane, our jobs and childrens’ organized activities jammed our schedule and there seemed to be no time for the “inconvenience” of food preparation. Does this sound like anyone you know? When was the last time you made a meal from scratch?

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A Quest for True Health and Wellness

Rosella [fictitious name] hated her body. For the past several years she had been fighting her weight with a net gain every year of 5 to 10 lbs and she was now uncomfortably and frustratingly obese. How could this happen, she wondered? She used to take pride in her athletic abilities and personal strength. But now, she felt that she was dragging through her days, just waiting for diabetes, high blood pressure or worse, to inevitably overtake her health and then what would she do? She was getting more and more depressed about her health and her life in general.

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SEA SALT, NECTAR OF THE SOLE

With the recent heat wave people are concerned about water and hydration. Signs of dehydration include confusion, problems with walking or falling, dizziness or headaches, dry or sticky mouth and tongue, sunken eyes, inability to sweat or produce tears, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure that drops when changing from lying to standing, constipation or dark and decreased urine output.

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Allergies – Nothing to Sneeze At

Until my whole life changed. When I created a complete change in my dietary habits, based on findings identified through the Nutrition Response method …voila! More than four decades of allergy symptoms gone forever! And, since clearing up my own health and allergies, I have been so fortunate to be able to help others do the same.

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WHY DON’T MY SUPPLEMENTS/PRESCRIPTIONS WORK?

Do you ever wonder why many typical treatments and protocols just don’t work on everyone? Have you ever been frustrated that a certain remedy your neighbour swears by doesn’t work for you? Have you ever continued to take a drug or a supplement, though you don’t notice any benefit, simply because the label, doctor, pharmacist or commercial says it alleviates a symptom you are struggling with? Are you surprised and disappointed and blame it on a faulty body?

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Choosing the natural sunscreen that’s right for you!

Your best bet is to choose only natural, sunscreen products containing mineral-based, non-nanoparticle versions of either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide (zinc oxide is preferable), both of which provide physical protection against the sun’s rays without leaching dangerous chemicals into your body and skin.

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