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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 06:00

Cherry Cashew 'Cheese' Cake

Just in time for Canada Day, this his raw ‘cheese’ cake is a delightful contribution to a potluck! It can be topped with any type of fresh fruit or your favourite fruit sauce. Ingredients: Crust: 2 1/2 cups    walnuts or pecans 1/4 tsp          sea salt 1/4 cup         honey (or maple syrup if you want to make a vegan pie) 1 tsp             ground cinnamon   Filling: 4 cups          cashews (soaked for at least 2 hours and drained) 1/2 cup         honey 1/2...
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Monday, 11 December 2017 06:00

Gluten-Free Paleo Carrot Cake

  From my family to yours! I would like to share my mom’s amazing carrot cake recipe for the holiday season. This recipe is true comfort food for me.   Not only does it tastes great, it also delivers a medicinal dose of cinnamon. You may be shocked by the 7 teaspoons used in the recipe, but if you divide the cake into 14 pieces, each serving has 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. This amount of cinnamon, if taken on a daily basis, has been shown to reduce glucose, triglyceride...
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Thursday, 29 March 2018 06:00

Are Eggs Healthy?

With Easter just around the corner, there's a lot of talk about eggs! Are they good for us? Are they really bad for us? Let's get to the bottom of it! In August 2012, Cardiologist Dr. David Spence completed a study at University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, in which he claims the cholesterol found in an egg's yolk is almost as dangerous as smoking. His study found egg consumption accelerates atherosclerosis, or plaque build-up, on arteries, and says the culprit is the...
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Monday, 28 May 2018 06:00

Artichoke: True Flower Power

They’re commonly thought of as a vegetable, but artichokes (also known as globe artichokes) are actually a flower bud. A relative of the famous milk thistle, they stimulate bile flow, which helps to carry toxins from your liver out of your body. Artichokes have been used as an indigestion remedy in Europe for more than a century. Many liver tonics are bitter, but artichokes are as delicate as asparagus and a great finger food. You pull each leaf off the flower bud, plunk it in...
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:29

Green Beans: Nature's Multivitamin

Green beans can be called by many other names: French beans, runner beans, winged beans, string beans and snap beans. They are an excellent source of protein and fibre; vitamins A, B complex, C, and K; and the minerals iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. This makes green beans one of the most nutritious foods on the planet — sort of like a vegetable multivitamin.   Here’s why green beans are a must have on your dinner plate: 1. Eat green beans to lessen your...
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According to a University College London study, “Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion.” The article posted on the UCL website went on to say that, “Researchers used the Health Survey for England to study the eating habits of 65,226 people representative of the English population between 2001 and 2013, and found that the more fruit and vegetables they ate, the...
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Thursday, 28 July 2016 06:00

The Health Benefits of Okra

Botanically, okra belongs to the mallow family. Much like real marshmallow, the mucilage, a sticky substance containing polysaccharides, helps improve digestion and may be used in the treatment of gastritis, gastric ulcer and liver/gallbladder cleansing. Okra’s mucilage helps to lubricate and soothe the bowel, protecting it from chronic inflammation that can lead to irritable bowel syndrome. (1)   Try adding okra to your next soup, stew, or stir-fry to experience these five...
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Saturday, 15 March 2014 12:48

Cinnamon: Your Power Spice

Cinnamon is the one oldest, most versatile and useful spices in the entire world. From the early days of antiquity it has been a prized commodity for both commoners and kings. Cinnamon buns, raisin bread and candy may have given cinnamon a bad wrap but this spice is a true health superhero in every dish it graces. Eating cinnamon daily can help those suffering with insulin resistant weight gain (AKA metabolic syndrome) and type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown cinnamon to have a...
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It’s a scientifically-proven fact that the darker the food, the higher the antioxidant level. Antioxidants are to the body, the way rust-proof works on a car – they have the ability to mop up free radicals and keep you looking younger, longer. Thus, dark foods with a purple pigment, such as purple onions, concord grapes, purple cabbage, black mission figs, prunes and blackberries, are known for having amazing healing powers. The purple pigment in all of these fruits and...
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  1 in 5 people suffer from painful Arthritis (joint pain) but what is even more baffling is Rheumatoid Arthritis can strike at any age.  Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disabling inflammatory disorder that affects mainly females and occurs frequently in people under the age of 40 and most commonly between the ages of 30- 60. It often results in swelling, joint stiffness, fatigue, anemia, weight loss, fever and pain.  Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease, meaning the...
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