Fun facts about the foods we eat!

Friday Fun Food Fact: Pumpki-licious Pumpkin Pie!

Digging into the freezer this morning in search of something easy for supper, I came across the last of my frozen pumpkin stores.  I decided to bake one last pumpki-licious pumpkin pie and figured it would be absolutely evil to keep such a good thing all to myself!  So putting an extra penny or two [...]

Friday Fun Food Fact: Healthy Hallowe’en!

Happy Hallowe'en! Many people will begin celebrating this weekend with lots of indulgences - especially sugar and alcohol. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy this holiday in a healthy way without compromising your fun! Hallowe'en Trick #1: Don't skip meals When planning a big evening out, many folks tend to eat sparingly [...]

By |2017-10-30T00:39:51+00:00October 27th, 2017|Fall, Friday Fun Food Facts, Seasonal Articles|0 Comments

Friday Fun Food Facts: Fall Foods

There is no doubt that Fall has arrived here in Vancouver ~ crisp morning air, a fireshow of colour and on the rare side for Vancouver?  Clear blue skies!  As the temperatures drop, it's the perfect time to nourish our immune systems.  And what better way to do this than through our food?  Traditional Chinese [...]

Friday Fun Food Fact: Honey

Honey.  So sweet.  So wild.  So delicious.  So healing!  Honey is made of 80% sugar, with water and minerals making up the rest.  Beyond its' obvious use as a sweetener, it makes an excellent preservative.  Being both antiseptic and antibacterial, it is also a superb ointment for wounds. During cold and flu season, a jar of [...]

By |2017-11-04T05:28:22+00:00September 8th, 2017|Fall, Friday Fun Food Facts, Immune Support|0 Comments

Friday Fun Food Fact: Corn

A late summer BBQ isn't complete without corn on the cob, and we're not the first culture to feel this way!   Corn has been a long time staple of Native American cultures, the Mayans, Incas and Aztecs.  Early varieties came in a rainbow of colours, featuring white, yellow, red and even black/purple kernels. Today, [...]

By |2017-10-30T06:12:02+00:00August 25th, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts, Summer|0 Comments

Friday Fun Food Fact: The Dirty Dozen & the Clean Fifteen

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I frequently get asked whether one needs to eat solely organic food.  This is a tough question to answer, because 'Yes, of course' eating cleaner food is always better!  But for many people, the price-point of organic food is a deal breaker.  And our financial wellness impacts our overall wellness. I get [...]

Friday Fun Food Fact: Berry Delicious!

'Tis the season of glorious, deep coloured health gems in the form of our seasonal berries: blues, blacks, raspberries and strawberries! They add pizzazz to just about any meal and are packed full of fantastic health promoting benefits. And if that weren’t enough, they are incredibly low in calories ta-boot! Berry Heart Healthy When it [...]

By |2017-07-31T02:23:49+00:00July 21st, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts, Summer|0 Comments

Healthy & it’s BBQ ~ these 2 DO go together!

What is more synonymous with summer than BBQ?! Although delish, char-broiling and gas grilling causes documented health risks, primarily due to the formation of carcinogens known as heterocyclic amines, or HCA's for short.  So what can you do about this when clearly, summer and BBQ go together like beer and hockey?!  Check out the tips [...]

Friday Fun Food Fact: Lemons for Detox

The theme right now is detox and cleansing, so let's talk lemons!  Sour but oh-so-refreshing, lemons are a wonderfully nutritious fruit. Rich in vitamin C, lemons are a great way to support the immune system.  Lemons are also high in calcium, magnesium and bioflavonoids which renders them exceptionally healthy for the heart.  Rich in antioxidants, lemons have been shown [...]

By |2017-07-31T02:53:00+00:00June 9th, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts|0 Comments

Friday Fun Food Fact: Dark Leafy Greens

Do you want to add a nutritional powerhouse to your diet?  Then dark leafy green vegetables are for you! Dark leafy greens are calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium; and a great source of [...]

By |2018-11-22T21:29:29+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Friday Fun Food Facts|0 Comments