Eating Organic: The Benefits and the Basics

Over the last several years, we have seen a rise in demand for organic foods. While we have become more health conscious and environmentally focused, the benefits of eating organic foods have become more top of mind. The Benefits of Eating Organic By choosing to eat organic, you help support sustainable farming practices that focus on more…

Spring Recipe: Fresh Radish Butter Spears

You don’t need a fancy recipe to enjoy eating fresh spring produce. But a great Spring recipe is hard to ignore – especially when healthy seasonal ingredients are right at your fingertips. To enjoy real spring flavours while maintaining the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrients, keep your preparation as light and breezy more…

4 Ways to Use Fresh Mint in the Kitchen

Mint is a summer staple in many herb gardens that is known for being very easy to grow. So what do you do with an abundant supply of fresh mint? The Different Types of Mint Before we get into all the tasty ways to use fresh mint, let’s look at two of the most common more…

How to Maintain A Probiotic-Friendly Diet

Probiotics are microorganisms that have a beneficial effect on health. The gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract are teeming with bacteria and other microorganisms. Some are good, some are bad, and what we consume can have a significant impact on these organisms. Here are a few tips to help maintain a probiotic-friendly diet: Probiotic Supplements High-quality more…

4 Essential Hair, Skin, and Nail Tips for Spring

Spring has finally sprung. What a relief to exchange those mitts and toques for spring attire and expose that – oh so in need of attention – skin, hair, and nails that have been suffering beneath your winter gear all season. Thankfully, spring is the time for rejuvenation – on the inside and out! Here more…

Switchel: A Healthy, Gut-Friendly Beverage

Spring is a fantastic time of the year to reawaken your senses with new recipes and fresh, wholesome ingredients. Get started with this refreshing take on the classic, gut-friendly thirst quencher, switchel. Why You Should Be Drinking Switchel If you have yet to try switchel, spring is a perfect time to start. This age-old beverage was more…

5 Veggies You Can Regrow from Scraps

Do your potatoes ever grow sprouts while still in the bag? What about your squash seeds, do they sometimes germinate right in the compost? While it may be unintentional, you’re on your way to turning inedible veggies into fresh food. In fact, you can maintain a productive vegetable garden seeded entirely from scraps. Just keep more…

5 Practical Tips for Sustainable Living

April 22 is Earth Day, a handy reminder for all of us to do our bit to protect the planet. Whether you’re already living a fairly eco-friendly life, or are continually forgetting to make use of your reusable grocery bags, these five practical tips for sustainable living will help preserve the planet for yourself and more…