Category Archives: Health and Safety

Easy things to do that will make a huge difference to your safety and well-being while pursuing an active and informed lifestyle

Sage – a plant for Salvation

Lamiaceae, or the Mint family, contains the majority of the species we usually consider culinary plants, and include in our kitchen gardens. An older name for this group was ‘Labiatae’ which referred to how its petals were usually fused together … Continue reading

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Kombucha – the “immortal life elixir” of ancient China, and so easy to make yourself!

In a culture as full of toxins, harmful chemicals, pollution and bad habits as ours, there probably is no such thing as a cure-all silver bullet to ensure optimal health. But, I think KristenM from the Food renegade blog nails … Continue reading

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Rainbow Salad and Pâté – sure to please my mitochondria!

They say if you want to stay healthy, you should eat something of each color, every day. A TED talk I saw a few weeks ago reinforced that statement. It’s a fascinating testimony by a physician who cured her own … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Parmesan Soup

– or PP soup as my juvenile delinquents like to call it. Aside from being chockfull of fiber, and brimming with immune-boosting vitamin A, the best thing about pumpkins is that they are fairly non-descript in flavor and take very … Continue reading

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Killer Kale Salad!

I love when a trip to the grocery store teaches me something new. The other day I ventured in to Whole Foods (or Whole Paycheck as we also like to call it), and came upon a poster with interesting information … Continue reading

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The Living Building Challenge is kicking my butt!!!

Imagine that you are cooking dinner, but you are restricted to only using ingredients sourced from within a geographical radius of 500 kilometers. That’s a tad over 310 US miles. This would mean that if you use salt, you would … Continue reading

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The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

I just started reading the classic “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson. The book was first published in 1962, and became the spark that ignited the entire Green Movement. As a result of the newly awakened debate, a toxin known as … Continue reading

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