Patience Lister

Articles by Patience Lister

How do digestive enzymes work?

Indigestion affects nearly one third of North Americans today. Symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea are common signs that you may be having trouble digesting proteins, fats, or carbohydrates in your food.

Fermented Foods for Better Nutrition

You’ve likely been told to “eat your greens” at some point or another. After all, fruit and vegetables play a critical role in your nutrition and overall health. But is there a way to further enhance the value of farm-fresh, plant-based foods? There sure is, through fermentation!

7 Tips for Optimal Muscle Recovery After a Workout

Are you sore from working out in beast mode? That’s fantastic.

The aches and pains that you’re feeling mean that your muscles are stressed and rebuilding to become even stronger. Scientifically speaking, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). More….

8 Effortless Tips to Manage Family and Work Stress

Feeling the pressure of family and work stress? The stress of maintaining a challenging career with demanding expectations can put significant strains on family life and relationships. If this sounds all too familiar, you aren’t alone. More than one in every four Canadian workers report finding even a regular day “quite a bit” or “extremely” more…

Summer Produce: A Fresh, Delicious, Vibrant Feast!

North American summer produce is truly one of the best parts of the season! The longer days and warmer weather bring a peak variety of local fruits and vegetable to market. It’s your best time to savour the sweetness of stone fruits, load up on fragrant herbs, and appease fickle summer appetites with thirst-quenching salads 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 more…

5 Brilliant, Every Day Uses for Old Coffee Grounds

  Did you know that after you’ve made coffee, a range of valuable phytonutrients, including minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids, remain in the filter [1]? So hold off throwing those old coffee grounds immediately into the compost and try reusing them in one of the following 5 ways: 1. Marinade Believe it or not, spent coffee grounds add 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 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 more…

10 Fresh Spring Foods to Look Forward to

  You know it’s spring when peas and rhubarb are readily available at farmers markets. Some of the first produce items of the year, peas and rhubarb are just the beginning of a long list of fresh springs foods to fill our tummies with! Eat with the season by stocking up on the following fresh-picked more…