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Calling on Calcium

It’s common knowledge that calcium is good for your bones and prevents osteoporosis. We’ve also all been told that that dairy is rich in this essential mineral. We’re not here to discount any of these facts, but rather to expand on them a little… The role calcium plays In order to circulate blood, move our…

Walk It Out

If you are finding yourself struggling with finding the energy to exercise, you are not alone! This year has been a tough one for most. Finding the time or motivation for self-care is understandably difficult when there are barriers such as gyms closing or lowering their capacity, but we also can’t forget to acknowledge the…

Mindful Eating

What is mindfulness? We know that the definition of “mindful” is to be aware of something. It could be towards others’ feelings, such as to be mindful not to offend or hurt someone. It could also refer to being mindful of your surroundings if you are in or entering a potentially dangerous situation such as…

Everything But the Turkey

We wouldn’t attempt to interfere with your turkey cooking methods, never! But we do have a few delicious and health-conscious holiday food and snack ideas that you may wish to pick and choose from this year. Check them out! 2-Ingredient Biscuits Ingredients: 1 cup cassava flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1½…

‘Tis the Season for Eating in Season

Now that we’re deep into the winter season, you may be wondering what kind of local foods are being grown on the island at the moment. It’s true that fall is the prime time for tons of fresh vegetables in BC. But there are still a number of veggies that become available in November and…

What the F is IF?

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves a shorter eating “window,” during the day, and fasting in the time outside of this window. Some refer to IF as a diet, but this is not exactly accurate. In IF, there are no “good” or “bad” foods; this eating pattern does not…

Vitamin C is Key

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is an essential vitamin that the body cannot produce itself. Ideally, a diet would contain enough Vitamin C to meet the recommended daily intake, which is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. For those who aren’t confident that the food they eat on a regular…

Oh Me, Oh Mega

Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy and essential fats that we get through the foods we eat and sometimes through supplements as well. Many people who eat a North American diet do not get enough omega-3’s in their diet, so if you live in Canada like us, you may want to take notes! Sources of Omega-3’s…

Polyphenols Are Friends

What are polyphenols? Polyphenols are natural compounds that can be found in a number of plant foods. They are involved in defense against ultraviolet radiation or aggression by pathogens, and in this way, they act as antioxidants. Types of Polyphenols There are tens of thousands of polyphenols that have been identified so far, but there…

A Holiday Drink Makeover

It’s cold outside. Maybe it’s even snowing (in Victoria, that’s a real maybe…). You’re sitting back with your closest friends or family by the fire and relaxing in maximum cozy-ness. In Danish there’s a word for the specific feeling surrounding this type of atmosphere but it is nearly impossible to translate directly. You kind of…

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