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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

Eating You Alive™

Are you or someone you love struggling with your health? Are you tired of constantly visiting the Doctor and/or hospital? Do you want to experience Quality of Life? Despite countless dollars spent on medical research, new drugs and innovative technology to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before. Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time. This informative documentary will be presented by CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) on Tuesday, September 19th at 7PM at the Kelowna Lifestyle Center, 1130 Springfield Road.  Mark [...]

By |2017-04-21T20:58:08-08:00September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Lake Country Farmers Market

Open from beginning of June to the end of September! Swalwell Park 10090 Bottom Wood Lake Road Fridays from 3:00pm to 7:00pm   We are a small vibrant market located in a grassy area in Swalwell Park beside the water park.  A variety of vendors that sell fruits, vegetables, eggs, crafts, sewing, art, plants, flowers, food, etc., for all your local shopping needs. All products are baked, grown or handmade by the vendors. Come out and support your local community market. Source: Home - Lake Country Farmers Market-Lake Country, BC

By |2017-03-31T22:54:14-08:00March 31st, 2017|Markets, Okanagan, BC|Comments Off on Lake Country Farmers Market

Farmer’s Markets

Considering the poor quality of food available to us at grocery stores nowadays, it's all the more reason to shop at farmer's markets and buy local produce that hasn't had to travel thousands of miles to get here.  And unless you choose "Certified Organic" products, there's just no telling if a GMO seed was used to grow that crop, what type of soil a food was grown in, what type of fertilizer was applied to maximize growth, what pesticides were applied to the crop etc...  Not to mention if ethical labour practices were used to cultivate said crop.  So many things to consider that affect the nutritional value of the living foods we eat!  Are your food choices nourishing your body or making you sick?  [...]

By |2017-04-05T22:16:47-08:00March 31st, 2017|Markets, Okanagan, BC|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 |2017-03-31T21:25:17-08:00March 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 |2017-03-31T21:22:28-08:00March 30th, 2017|Food, Markets, Monthly Info., Okanagan, BC|Comments Off on Kelowna Farmer’s and Crafter’s Market

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

Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)

A wonderful program that should be as essential as a High School Certificate.  Everyone would benefit through longevity and quality of life! Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, FACN, program founder and Clinical Professor of Preventative Medicine at Loma Linda University The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a simple 30-day worldclass lifestyle education program where you can discover how to take charge of your health by making safe, simple, painless, and deliberate lifestyle choices. "[Our staff] have had incredible results measured by decreases in total cholesterol and LDL levels, decreases in...high blood pressure, reversal of Type 2 Diabetes and significant weight loss. People are reporting reduction of prescription drug usage in statins, high blood pressure meds and anti-depressants. Participants have also expressed improved energy levels, higher [...]

Environmental Working Group

A great site dedicated to transforming the planet and its population to create a better world for all. The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Source: EWG

By |2017-04-04T00:37:44-08:00May 17th, 2016|Food, Skin Care|0 Comments

Fairtrade International (FLO)

Something to keep in mind when choosing product brands.  Cheaper isn't always best, certainly not for the producers in third world countries.  This site helps bring awareness to unethical practices used by suppliers who provide you and me with the cheapest options for maximum profit.  If you can pay a little more for certain items that were produced and packaged by suppliers who pay reasonable wages to sustain workers' livelihoods, you are making a huge positive difference in the lives of thousands. Fairtrade International works to secure a better deal for farmers and workers. Fairtrade International sets the internationally-recognized Fairtrade Standards, provides producer support, and licenses the FAIRTRADE Mark. Fairtrade standards are designed to tackle poverty and empower producers in the poorest countries in the [...]

By |2017-04-04T00:42:03-08:00May 16th, 2016|Food|0 Comments