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Weight Loss

The holidays are over and many of us are feeling the heavy sluggishness of a few extra pounds, our energy sapped from an excess of processed and refined goodies. New Year’s resolutions... 



Grounding Grains for the Cold Season

As the weather cools and the days get shorter, it is time for more rest, more warmth and more nourishment. We are often told to eat more whole grains, but many people are not sure... 



Another View on Weight Loss

With the coming of spring comes the urge to emerge from our winter selves and start afresh. Inevitably this leads to some self examination and the determination to shed some of the... 



Balancing Nature of Herbs & Spices

Ayurveda is based on a concept of wholeness, where everything is interconnected and has an effect on us which can be understood. For example the warmth of summer helps us to feel energetic... 



Recipe: Deliciously Simple Plum Cake

This cake is very simple but looks sophisticated and tastes so good. It is also a wonderful way to use up all those extra plums that are falling off the trees right now. Get the kids... 



Spring Clean by Building Your Fire

As we emerge from the slow darkness of winter to the excitement of spring, we often feel like we are ready for a new beginning. Spring is a time of renewal when we look at old things... 



Recipe: Apple Apricot Walnut Muffins

This is a simple and delicious recipe using in season apples. • The whole wheat flour and apples add necessary dietary fibre. • The walnuts provide protein and omega 3 fatty acids... 



The Real Cost of Our Food Choices

As gas prices rise we are starting to look at how scary it is to be so dependent on gas and where we will be when the oil runs out. We have started to question the wisdom of driving... 



Living in Harmoney with the Seasons

According to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, living in harmony with the seasons is an important pathway to health and healing. When we live in balance with the natural cycles of nature... 



Food to Nourish the Spirit

According to the ancient knowledge of ayurveda, everything possesses spiritual properties, including food. Food is thought to not only nourish the body, but also to nourish the mind... 



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