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My Relationship with Food: A Journey to Loving Myself

by Heather Davey, F + F Nutrition Coach I have always wanted to become a nutrition coach on some level or another. Growing up Ihave had my own struggles with food and body image. I have been told that I eat too much. I eattoo fast. I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until all…

Jumping for Ginger

Ginger has been used across many forms of traditional medicine to help various symptoms such as an upset stomach, common colds, and nausea. If you’ve ever wondered why the taste and smell of ginger is so strong and distinct, you may be interested to know that the culprit is a naturally occurring oil called gingerol….

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…

‘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…

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…

Carrot Top Concoctions

With many municipalities requiring that kitchen scraps be placed in a separate bag to compost, it’s good to know that the odd tops, ends, and stems of veggies that we tend to discard aren’t being thrown into landfills along with our garbage. There is, however, one way we can go a step further at home…

Go Bananas with Old Bananas

Do you ever find yourself looking over at a bunch of bananas that you accidentally neglected to the point where they’re going pretty bad? Perhaps your preferred banana ripeness is, well….ripe. In that case, no judgement – but if you don’t fancy the idea of peeling open and eating a browning banana, read on! We…

The Importance of Sleep

Getting a full 8 hours of sleep every night can sometimes prove challenging, However, getting enough sleep is essential for our bodies to maintain their critical functions, restore energy, repair muscle tissue, and to allow our brains to process new information. We all know how it feels when sleep gets interrupted, and we end up…

Leafy Greens

What’s so special about leafy greens?  We’ve all been told that green leafed vegetables are an important part of our diets, but have you ever explored why this is? Well, to start off with, these vegetables are high in fibre and low in calories. Most dark green vegetables, but leafy greens especially, also deliver a…

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