/Tag: Guidelines

Go-to sites encompassing a variety of health-related info.

Canada’s Food Guide

Phase 2 of Health Canada's project to update the Canada Food Guide has begun.  Did you even know there was a Phase 1 last fall?  I remember filling that one out and only know about this one because of a health-related newsletter I get in my inbox.  Only 20,000 Canadians participated in the last survey.  How many people live in Canada?  No doubt the lack of participation is the same thing that plagues any issue that requires voting (like government elections) and that's apathy; an unfortunate side-effect of democracy.  But I suspect another reason for lack of input from Canadians here is simply lack of communication.  I don't think most people were even aware that this is taking place.  Important projects like this that can [...]

By |2017-06-22T21:12:14-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Education, Food, Government, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

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

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 |2017-04-04T00:37:44-07:00May 17th, 2016|Food, Skin Care|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

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics works to eliminate dangerous chemicals linked to adverse health impacts from cosmetics and personal care products. A great resource to help you determine the toxic chemical content in your favourite skin care products so you can make informed choices as to what you want to put on your body. Source: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics-working for safer cosmetics

By |2017-04-04T00:41:04-07:00May 16th, 2016|Skin Care|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

Farm Folk City Folk

A great resource to help you in your quest to minimize your foodprint!   Want the inside scoop on food and agriculture? FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine offers insight into issues affecting the food we eat, and stories about the people who grow it, harvest it, process it, cook it,... Learn more...  Join us and be part of BC’s growing food movement. Source: Farm Folk City Folk

By |2017-04-04T00:05:17-07:00May 13th, 2016|Food|0 Comments

Non-GMO Project

A Collaborative Initiative Working to Ensure the Sustained Availability of Non-GMO Options If you want to verify that products are non-gmo and wish to support these producers, this is the site for you!     Source: Non-GMO Project

By |2017-04-04T00:07:29-07:00May 13th, 2016|Food|0 Comments