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Live and Dry Blood Analysis for Optimal Health

June 14th is "World Blood Type Awareness Day".  Do you know your blood type?  Have you ever thought about a possible correlation between your blood type and your state of health?  How certain foods may be beneficial while others may be detrimental to your health, depending on your blood type? The idea of getting my blood analyzed to find out what was going on in my cells and to get professional advice on how I needed to change my diet to get my system balanced definitely appealed to me.  So I got a blood typing & analysis done by Lorraine and now know what is going on in my body and what I should do about it.  It only makes sense to deal with your [...]

By |2017-06-14T22:40:34-07:00June 14th, 2017|Animal Welfare, Diseases, Food, June, Nutritionists, Okanagan, BC|Comments Off on Live and Dry Blood Analysis for Optimal Health

Health Care or Disease Management?

Join the Food Revolution! To reiterate what John Robbins & Ocean Robbins already stated on "The Food Revolution Network" website, our society now revolves around disease management, not Health Care.  But we can change that! There's a steady shift that is slowly but surely taking place in our world today. All you have to do is take over the driver's seat of your two-legged vehicle! On your own, you can maintain or reclaim your health which will provide you with quality of life. And collectively, choosing healthy foods over drugs will create the changes that need to take place on a global scale. We can create our own health care!  Don't be discouraged because you have NOTHING to lose except your health! Who do You [...]

Earth Month

April is "Earth Month"! April 20 - 26 is Earth Week & April 22nd is Earth Day! And for those of us living in colder, northern regions of the planet, April is the first full month of spring.  The snow has melted (or is melting), bulbs are sprouting out of the ground and blooming, buds are showing up on shrubs and trees.  It's a time of rebirth filled with hope and anticipation after a long cold winter. But we cannot take these things for granted anymore.  Modern civilisation, growing populations, industry & waste have all taken their toll on our planet, which is why we dedicate this month to pay special recognition to the planet that sustains us.  So, during this month, every year, think [...]

By |2017-04-05T17:37:14-07:00April 5th, 2017|April, Miscellaneous, Monthly Info., Planetary Health|0 Comments

Westbank Farmers Market

Every Saturday July 1 - September 16, 2017 9 am - 2 pm Located right in the Westridge Shopping Centre parking lot in the heart of Westbank, this can be a one-stop shopping experience! Convenient parking, easy access, stores nearby and lots to do and see, all within walking distance! The Westbank Farmers Market was established in 2010 and has quickly become the Summer hub of our community. Every Saturday morning from the first of July until mid-September we feature the best growers, bakers, crafters and artisans in our vibrant area who bring fresh produce and one-of-a-kind items for sale at terrific prices. Source: Westbank Farmers Market Home

By |2017-03-31T21:25:17-07:00March 30th, 2017|Food, Markets, Monthly Info., Okanagan, BC|Comments Off on Westbank Farmers Market

Kelowna Farmer’s and Crafter’s Market

Every Saturday & Wednesday - right across from Orchard Park Mall! Starting April 1 until fall 2017: 8 am - 1 pm   In the Fall until Springtime, you can still find the market at the Parkinson Rec Centre on Saturdays only Something for everyone!  Vegetables - Fruit - Vegetarian & Vegan Options - Eggs - Bread Pastries - Organic Meat - Wine - Artwork - Clothes and more! Our outdoor season starts April 1st. Come join us for our opening Day! Every Wednesday & Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm Located at the Corner of Dilworth Dr  & Springfield  Rd. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram.. Watch for Festivals and Events happening this year Source: Kelowna Farmer's and Crafter's Market

By |2017-03-31T21:22:28-07:00March 30th, 2017|Food, Markets, Monthly Info., Okanagan, BC|Comments Off on Kelowna Farmer’s and Crafter’s Market

Curcumin – Magic Relief for Inflammation!

Smokey - My Elderly Bunny My 13 year-old bunny Smokey started exhibiting signs of arthritis in the summer of 2015.  By the winter of 2016, the local vet prescribed "Apo-Meloxicam", an anti-inflammatory drug generally given to cats and dogs. Unfortunately, drug companies would rather use rabbits as guinea pigs to experiment on rather than creating drugs to ease their pain. That department is reserved for more common pets like cats, dogs & horses. I was told this drug might help but it had possible negative/deadly side effects (as is the case with all drugs for animals or people). After giving him this medication for several months, I could see no improvement in his condition. But I knew about curcumin as a natural, vegetarian, anti-inflammatory remedy that [...]

By |2019-02-15T14:14:41-08:00March 22nd, 2017|Animal Welfare, March, Miscellaneous, Monthly Info., Supplements|0 Comments

Trip to Spain!

This is a wonderful opportunity for any lady in the world who'd like to go on a trip with a group of new friends!  If you are female and want to go travelling but don't have anyone to go with, two ladies in Kelowna called the "Travelling Grannies" have organized a custom trip to Spain with "GoAhead" tours, a reputable touring company that provides a multitude of tours all over the world. This customized tour is an unusual and specialized route these two ladies have planned called the "The Best of Spain: Seville to Barcelona". It includes 15 days of guided sightseeing, handpicked hotels, local cuisine and the company of a whole new group of lady friends! I have never travelled before so this would [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:52:01-07:00January 24th, 2017|January, Miscellaneous, Monthly Info., Travel|0 Comments

New Year’s Resolutions

We all make them! and then break them.... Rule #1: make it achievable by taking baby steps to incorporate your plan as part of your routine. Especially when it comes to goals involving your health & weight, these plans require a lifetime commitment and a conscious decision to make the required change(s). If you approach your resolution with a short-term effort as your plan, your success will be short-lived and you will find that resolution returning to greet you with every New Year.  Your heart's gotta be on board with the program because if it's not, it just won't succeed.  But don't be discouraged!  You just need to do some soul-searching to figure out what is really important to you, and listen to your gut [...]

By |2017-01-06T22:53:40-08:00January 6th, 2017|January, Miscellaneous, Monthly Info., Okanagan, BC|0 Comments

December Health Tips

So it's almost halfway through the month already.  The month that brings a seemingly endless abundance of decadent treats to celebrate the festive season.  There's nothing wrong with enjoying the goodies so go ahead and tickle your taste buds! No need to feel guilty, this is a special time of year and resisting all the tasty delectables will only make you feel cranky and resentful.  This is not the time to be dieting.  Besides, the word "diet" implicates short-term food restrictions for what amounts to nothing but short-term results. To achieve long-term health, you need to adopt a lifetime dietary habit that includes healthy, nutritious foods for the majority of your meals.  You can still do this during the most indulgent month of the year.  [...]

By |2016-12-15T03:00:53-08:00December 14th, 2016|December, Monthly Info.|0 Comments

Low-Carb Experiment Results

Well, after a full month of ahering pretty stictly to my low-carb diet, I lost 3 lbs and 1" circumference around my posterior.  Considering I was probably consuming over 200+ carbs a day prior to the diet and spent a month consuming less that 50 carbs a day only to lose 1", I can't help but wonder what my body's been doing with all those extra carbs before, as I was not all that much more active... It's encouraging to see that some of the fat disappeared so I'm determined to keep this up as long as I see progress.  My goal for December is to not regain the fat as I will allow myself to enjoy some small indulgences of the season.  My plan [...]

By |2016-12-07T21:53:43-08:00December 7th, 2016|Food, Monthly Info., November|0 Comments