Health Tips (164)

20 Feb
I’d guess that nearly everyone knows someone who has had his or her gallbladder removed. At one point, the medical community thought it did not have a big role in the body, so it has become common practice to take it out at any sign of trouble. However, the gallbladder ensures you can digest your food correctly, and those who have their gallbladder taken out often suffer from chronic digestive complaints like bloating and diarrhea.

 The gallbladder stores about 50 mL of bile...
16 Feb
  Are you looking to reduce your anxiety and enjoy a breakthrough around your emotional eating? Join best selling author and TV personality Julie Daniluk and 20 + year tantric yoga teacher and councillor Yogi Shambu for this exclusive workshop. It will give you the tools to not only cope but excel at being yourself in the midst of it all. As the new year moves into full swing, spend a day with two inspiring experts who have over 35 years of combined experience. You will...
14 Feb
Are you looking for a playful and natural way to spice up your Valentine Day? Here are few suggestions to get you in the mood.   Ginger Root Just hearing the Latin name for ginger, Zingiber, sounds sexy. The famous physician Avicenna noted that this gnarly rhizome ‘increased lustful yearnings,’ and Madame du Barry, an official royal mistress to King Louis XV, served ginger to all her lovers (and herself) to assure their seduction. Today, ginger is well documented to...
11 Feb
  February 2017:   Thursday, February 23, 2017: Community Natural Foods, 1304 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J2. Lecture begines at 7:00PM MT. Doors open at 6:30PM. Register here.   Saturday, February 25, 2017: Calgary Health Show, Stampede Park/BMO Centre, Hall D, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1. Time 11:40AM MT in Theater 2.   Sunday, February 24, 2017: Busting Stress Yoga Workshop with Julie Daniluk & Yogi Shambu at the Calgary Health...
08 Feb
  Refined carbohydrates are often called empty calories. However, they’re worse than “empty”. They’re comparable to credit cards that create nutritional debt in the body.     Here Are 5 Ways To Bust Your Sweet Cravings Right Now:     1. Eat a fibre-rich vegetables: Before eating sweets, enjoy fibre to reduce hunger and cravings. The best food for this is artichoke hearts packed in water or olive oil. They make everything taste sweeter, cleanse the...
06 Feb
  Have you ever experienced food poisoning? While Alan and I were on tour this past month on the West Coast of Canada we enjoyed wonderful food and time with family and friends. Unfortunately poor Alan ate some fresh oysters and suffered food poisoning. Having almost died from food poisoning in Thailand (you can watch my story here), I take this very seriously and have tremendous empathy for the terrible nausea, vomiting and fever. He was so nauseous on the plane and when we...
31 Jan
There are many studies that cite the addictive properties of sugar (1) (2) (3) but the harm that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, and saccharin can be just as great. The American Heart Association recommends that we limit our sugar consumption to six and nine teaspoons for women and men respectively, but the average person consumes 22 teaspoons per day between soft drinks, juices, and processed foods. However, don’t be fooled into...
16 Jan
  Have you ever had a severe allergic reaction? They can be very frightening! I had a terrible allergic reaction to a persimmon fruit while working at The Big Carrot. Persimmon’s are such a rare and beautiful fruit that when a batch came into the produce department, I couldn’t resist the pretty orange blush. This sunset gem tasted like a vine-ripened tomato crossed with a fig. So tasty and exciting, that I felt my checks blush. With in seconds of eating it, what I though...
13 Jan
  You want a secret to preserving your health? It turns out that the traditional methods of preserving food is teaming with health benefits. People the world over have enjoyed fermented foods for its tangy flavour well before refrigeration keep food from spoiling. Being Ukrainian, I was raised watching my grandma making sauerkraut from scratch. Indians enjoy a pre-dinner yogurt drink called lassi. All of Asia enjoys pickled fermentations of cabbage, turnips, cucumbers, onions,...
10 Jan
  Are you at wits end about how to clear up your skin? Have you tried everything that has been recommended and still are just stumped? Acne creams and alcohol based toners. Check. Microdermabraison. Check. Grueling regimens of medications and even anti-biotics. Double check! Unfortunately, you are not alone. Many people have tried every almost product on the market, yet their skin is still horribly broken out.    Often we try to treat acne by slathering our skin with...

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