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HEALTH & WELLNESS

You Are What Your Food Eats

Health conscious people are going to great lengths to watch what they eat these days. They acknowledge the old adage: “you are what you eat”. After all, it makes intuitive sense,... 



Bringing Mindfulness to Eating

Being alive during a time of overwhelming planetary crises can sometimes mean waking up with existential angst. At these times, I always come back to how I can be most useful in the... 



Foods That Fight Chronic Inflammation

Heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes—researchers have determined these devastating illnesses have something in common. What is it? They all appear to be linked to “sustained... 



Local Whole Wheat Bread

For the last several years, we have been working to localize our food. One aspect is that we began milling our own wheat last fall, after discovering Sloping Hill Farm in Qualicum Beach... 



Momentum To Learn About Food

Food information is everywhere now. It beckons to us from magazines (thanks Synergy) and television shows and commercials. Documentary movies teach about farming practices and corrupt... 



Change The Way You Eat

If you really are what you eat, what does that say about you? Do you need to change the way you eat?   If you want to improve your nutrition, you need to eat more whole foods. Fill... 



To Eat Meat Or Not To Eat Meat?

This is an extremely relevant, contemporary question.    One aspect of this debate is indisputable. Industrial meat production is destructive to Planetary Ecology. Rainforests, the... 



Local Food Manifesto

The industrial revolution drove people off farmland and concentrated them in cities. Farmers became factory workers: disconnected from land and food source. The geographical, social... 



Liquids We Drink

Almost 7 billion people need to drink clean water in order to survive. Agriculture also requires water. Therefore, it has become our collective duty to be active in the protection and... 



Rice, Squash & Butter Chicken Casserole

Brown rice is considered the King of Grains. It has neutral thermal nature, strengthens the spleen-pancreas and soothes the stomach. It is hypoallergenic and concentrated in B vitamins... 



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