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Plant-Based Doctors: Modern Medicine

Love Your Heart! Your beating heart is the difference between being alive on this planet or becoming dust in the wind! If you have a healthy beating heart, then you likely also have a functioning brain. Don't waste it! Old-school beliefs were to trust your Family Doctor with your life. Well, times have changed because we now have Plant-Based Doctors! The technological advances of the past century were mind-boggling. And a lot of it was not necessarily good. The invention of chemical drugs was seen as a miracle cure for so many sick people. The focus of Doctor's training became all about drugs. And now, look at our world... Are we any healthier? Our Guts Love Plants Close studies of the human intestinal system show [...]

By |2019-02-14T15:34:04-08:00April 19th, 2017|Food, Health Care Services, Nutritionists, Planetary Health|0 Comments

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

Change.org · The world’s platform for change

If you want to make a difference in this world with minimal effort, here's a site that allows you to stand up for what you believe in simply by signing a petition.  Or, if there is a cause you want to bring to the world's attention, start your own petition and help create CHANGE!     Change.org is the world’s largest petition platform, using technology to empower more than 100 million users to create the change they want to see. Source: Change.org · The world’s platform for change

Love Animals? Which Ones Deserve Your Love?

Of Course We Love Animals! Many of us love animals, but if you're an animal lover, exactly what does that mean? Does it mean you love only cats? Or cats & dogs? Or only horses? Do bunnies count? What about gerbils and finches? How about farm animals like cows and pigs and sheep and chickens? Do they count? Some people eat wild animals so they hunt them for their meat. Some people like hunting wild animals for the "trophy" of a stuffed head. What about all the people who like to eat meat but don't like to hunt? Do farm animals deserve your love? Selective Love These are questions most of us would rather not answer because we'd have to draw a clear line somewhere. [...]

By |2019-02-16T21:57:23-08:00May 24th, 2016|Animal Welfare, Food, Planetary Health|0 Comments

Common Ground – Serving Peace and Justice for 33 Years

A great (and free!) magazine containing varied articles about worthwhile issues concerning Canadians.  Also has a great resource directory. Common Ground is an independent publication, 100% Canadian owned. It is Western Canada's biggest and best-loved monthly magazine dedicated to health, wellness, ecology and personal growth.   Common Ground's Publisher and Senior Editor, Joseph Roberts, organized Vancouver’s first Walk for Peace and helped start Common Ground magazine in 1982. They have been making important things happen ever since – always in a socially and environmentally responsible manner – educating and inspiring readers to create a better world. Source: Common Ground - Serving Peace and Justice for 33 Years May 2016 - Common Ground | Common Ground

By |2017-04-21T21:51:18-07:00May 19th, 2016|Literature, Planetary Health|0 Comments

The Vegan Society

Whether you are already a vegetarian ready to take the next step or a meat-eater questioning why you should change your diet, this site has all the information you need to make an informed decision. More and more people are turning to a vegan diet for the health benefits: increased energy, younger looking skin and eternal youth are just some of the claims from enthusiastic plant eaters. Well, eternal youth might be a bit optimistic, but there are certainly many scientifically proven benefits to vegan living when compared to the average western diet. Source: The Vegan Society

By |2017-04-03T23:17:26-07:00May 17th, 2016|Animal Welfare, Food, Planetary Health|0 Comments

Environmental Defence

A great Canadian site encompassing everything environmental, encouraging you to take part and make a difference for a better world for all. Defending clean water, a safe climate, and healthy communities: Environmental Defence is a group of innovative, passionate and determined problem-solvers who are making a difference.  We are policy experts, musicians, photographers and bloggers, supported by scientists, business leaders, lawyers and community members working hard to protect Canada’s environment and human health. Source: Home - Environmental Defence

By |2017-04-04T00:38:27-07:00May 16th, 2016|Planetary Health|0 Comments

David Suzuki Foundation: Solutions are in our nature

A great resource for all things healthy for you, me, animals and the environment.  Learn how you can make a difference...   We work with government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work, and acting as a catalyst for the social change that today's situation demands. Source: David Suzuki Foundation | Solutions are in our nature

By |2017-04-04T00:39:06-07:00May 16th, 2016|Planetary Health|0 Comments

Cornucopia Institute: Economic Justice for Family Scale Farming

A great site full of information about farming practices, GMO content, harmful ingredients, etc, with scorecards listing companies whose products contain harmful ingredients as well as those who sell/produce healthy ones. The Cornucopia Institute, through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, provides needed information to family farmers, consumers and other stakeholders in the good food movement and to the media. We support economic justice for the family-scale farming community – partnered with consumers – backing ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food. Source: Cornucopia Institute - Economic Justice for Family Scale Farming

By |2017-04-04T00:43:27-07:00May 13th, 2016|Food, Planetary Health|0 Comments