The Benefits of Fermented Foods

When most of us think of fermentation, we think of wine and beer, but fermented foods are increasingly popular and have been found to have a few surprising potential health benefits. The History of Fermentation Fermentation has long been practiced as a culinary technique to preserve fruits and vegetables so as to keep the pantry more…

5 Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is a perfect recipe for lacklustre skin that feels raw and tender. The cold, wet, windy weather strips the skin of its moisture, causing it to become dry and flaky. Add to that a lack of sun and many people start to look and feel like the walking dead. Follow these 5 winter skin care more…

Natural Household Cleaners: 3 Recipes

It’s nice to have a clean home—but does it make sense to remove dirt, grease and grime simply to replace it with something that’s more harmful? If your commercial cleaning products contain ingredients such as phosphates, synthetic fragrances, silica powder, triclosan, or others, it’s time to think about switching to natural household cleaners [1]. There are more…

Tips for Winter Food Storage

Concerns over food sovereignty and nutrition are leading many people to learn about proper winter food storage so that they can safely eat local all year round. The glut of berries, tomatoes, cucumbers and other delicious produce makes it easy to eat fresh food in summer and fall, but without knowing how to preserve the excess, more…

A Vegetarian Diet in Winter

Being vegetarian or vegan in winter might seem like a sad prospect for anyone unfamiliar with the plethora of delicious and versatile foods that can be harvested December through March. These months of the year offer much more than soggy, overboiled cabbage; it’s easier than you may think to keep your intake of fruits and more…

Goal Setting: Family Nutrition

Good health and nutrition are a family affair. Kids mirror the behaviour of their parents, so if you encourage your kids to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly while slouching on the couch snacking on chips each evening, it might be time to sit down and establish some family nutrition goals. How to Set Family more…

Joint Health: Top Foods and Nutrients

A little joint wear and tear can be expected as we age, but what we eat makes a big difference to joint health throughout life. We need a good intake of specific nutrients to build and repair healthy connective tissue and bone while other nutrients help support joint function. The following foods and nutrients may help more…