Canada Food Guide: New & Improved

The Best Food Guide so far... I am so pleased with the new Canada Food Guide! Congratulations to all Canadians who participated in the surveys that were provided! These surveys collected the feedback used to create a much more accurate example of what healthy eating should be. It is REALLY encouraging to see that so many people are realizing the importance of increasing their plant-based diets! No mention of Organic & Non-GMO plants in Canada Food Guide Now, we need the government to take steps to improve the quality of those plants. Only pesticide-free, organic plants are truly healthy to eat. In other words, GMO plants (plants genetically implanted with genes that make them resistant to herbicides & pesticides) AND the use of these poisons on [...]

By |2019-02-15T08:32:19-08:00February 12th, 2019|Alternatives, Food, Government, Nutrients|0 Comments

Functional Medicine: Looking for Root Causes

What is "Functional Medicine"? It's the most comprehensive type of health care! Why? Because the doctors who practice Functional Medicine treat each person as an individual. Forget about "one size fits all"! Whatever your condition, these Doctors will take the steps necessary to figure out the root cause of your problem. And once they find the cause(s), treatment will include dietary adjustments best suited for your genetic makeup. Since nutrition plays a big part in everyone's health, what can YOU do to help figure out your Ailment? Functional Medicine is a wonderful hybrid! Functional Medicine is Naturopathic medicine combined with the latest scientific research. But this is not a new concept; it was created by Jeffery Bland, M.D., in 1990. It is based on the theory that [...]

By |2019-02-15T12:15:44-08:00February 6th, 2018|Ailments, Diseases, Health Care Services, Lifestyle, Nutrients|0 Comments


Insulin This converts excess calories into storable forms of fat.  It is secreted after eating to deposit blood sugar (glucose) and amino acids (protein) in the muscle.  It also synthesizes chemical proteins to build enzymes, hormones and muscle. the more carbs you ingest, the more insulin you secrete high insulin levels stimulate lipoprotein lipase (LPL) to store fat high levels of insulin and LPL prevents the body from using stored fat as fuel Glycogen This a long chain glucose molecule composed of excess sugar from dietary carbs stored for future use in the liver and muscle. muscle glycogen is used by the body as energy liver glycogen is a back-up source of brain food when muscle and liver glycogen tanks are full, sugar becomes body [...]

By |2018-04-06T18:02:01-07:00May 3rd, 2016|Nutrients|Comments Off on Hormones


This mineral helps the immune system fight viruses & bacteria and aids in the healing of skin wounds helps regulate oil glands to keep skin clear and soft may help repair skin damage effectively prevents all kinds of infections Deficiency: could manifest as white spots on nails which could also indicate psoriasis Dietary Sources: Arugula, Asparagus, Cashews, Chickpeas (pictured above), Dandelion Greens, Fiddleheads, Lentils, Oysters, Poultry, Pumpkin & Sesame Seeds, Whole grains, Quinoa can be obtained from a multivitamin or a mineral supplement like Gluconate Acetate

By |2018-04-06T22:58:52-07:00January 29th, 2016|Nutrients|Comments Off on Zinc


Selenium is an essential mineral which supports reproductive health & function of the thyroid gland.  It works with Vitamin E to help protect against infection & damage from free radicals. it may protect skin cells from damage that can lead to skin cancer it may also improve moods Sources include: Asparagus Barley, couscous and whole grains Brazil nuts and seeds Dairy products Lean meats Mushrooms like portobello. shiitake and crimini Pinto beans Poultry, turkey and eggs Seafood like halibut, salmon and tuna

By |2018-04-06T21:30:31-07:00January 29th, 2016|Nutrients|Comments Off on Selenium


This mineral is an electrolyte that helps build protein, breaks down and uses carbs, supports strong muscles, regulates heart activity, helps maintain strong bones and helps prevent osteoporosis.  It also helps reduce blood pressure and heart rate by countering sodium effects. Is found in: Aragula, Asparagus, Bananas, Broccoli, Chickpeas, Coconut Water, Dandelion Greens, Fiddleheads, Halibut, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, White Beans and Yogurt

By |2018-04-06T20:39:41-07:00January 29th, 2016|Nutrients|Comments Off on Potassium


Promotes cellular respiration and forming of red blood cells A lack of iron can cause deficient red blood cells and results in anemia which then causes fatigue.  Iron can oxidize cholesterol. Found in: Arugula, Asparagus, Black  Beans, Butter Beans, Cannellini Beans, Chickpeas, Dandelion Greens, Fiddleheads & Navy Beans cooked egg whites contain a good amount of iron Spinach is an excellent source but raw spinach contains oxalic acid which inhibits mineral absorption; cooking increases mineral bioavailability eat raw spinach with Vit. C rich fruits and veggies, fish, meat or poultry to enhance mineral absorption take iron supplements with orange juice as Vit C helps the body absorb the iron take with food in any form but don't take at the same time as calcium supplements

By |2018-04-06T18:17:00-07:00January 29th, 2016|Nutrients|Comments Off on Iron


Neural Tube Defects Folic Acid is good for expectant mothers as it helps prevent neural tube defects in newborns. Is found in: Aragula (pictured above), Asparagus & Dandelion Greens

By |2018-04-06T17:25:16-07:00January 29th, 2016|Nutrients|Comments Off on Folate


Promotes a healthy immune system and contributes to healthy nerves, bones and blood vessels. Is found in: Asparagus, Dandelion Greens & Fiddleheads

By |2018-04-05T23:35:47-07:00January 29th, 2016|Nutrients|Comments Off on Copper


Mineral This mineral strengthens bones, maintains teeth and helps muscles contract, regulates blood pressure, prevents rickets & osteoporosis and may help with PMS & weight loss. Calcium is an inorganic substance which must pass through the metabolic process of plants (vegetables) before it can become available to an organic mechanism such as a human body.  It must be in an acid medium in order to be assimilated through the intestinal wall.  So humans cannot absorb the calcium contained in cow's milk because it is alkaline. People who consume the most cow's milk have the lowest levels of calcium Sources include: Almonds, arugula, asparagus, chickpeas, dandelion greens, kale, canned sardines, seeds, soy, salmon with bones, spinach, squash and tahini. Best sources of calcium are found in [...]

By |2018-04-05T23:11:04-07:00January 29th, 2016|Nutrients|Comments Off on Calcium