According to Health Canada, more than 1.4 million Canadians have heart disease and it is one of the leading causes of death. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease are: Smoking High blood pressure (>140/90 mmHg) or on blood pressure medication Low HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) Diabetes Family history of heart disease Age (men > 44 years; women > 54 years) It is recommended that if you are male age 40 and older or female age 50 and older, you should get your choleste...Read more
Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia where brain cells die. Dementia is when you gradually lose your memory. Usually people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease tend to lose their more recent memory and retain their long term memory. They will remember all about when they were young and where they grew up. They might forget who their more recent caregivers are or where they currently live. Alzheimer rates increase with age. If you know someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, you can...Read more
Here’s another way to use the left over pulp after juicing. 2 cups of lemon and apple pulp after juicing Peel of 1 lemon, sliced in strips 1 cup organic raw cane sugar 1 cup maple syrup 1 cup honey 1 tbsp of grass-fed butter or coconut oil ½ tsp of baking soda Pinch of salt 1 sachet of pectin About 3-4 cups of water Add the fruit pulp and lemon peel to a pot with about 2-3 cups of water and let it boil on medium heat for a few hours until the fruit is soft. Keep checking ...Read more
Adapted from Joy McCarthy’s Raw Carrot Cake Balls Ever wonder what to do with the pulp after juicing? Here’s a great recipe that will act as a snack and give you energy. Makes 20-25 balls ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 6 Medjool dates, pitted ¾ cup raw nuts (ie walnuts) 1 cup of left over pulp from juicing (ie carrots, kale, apple) or 1 cup of grated carrots (about 3-4 medium carrots) ¼ cup hemp seeds ¼ cup raw unpasteurized honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsps cinnamon 1 tsp n...Read more
I recommend adding a legume such as beans/ lentils or a meat to the rice bowl for a complete protein.
The main cause of cancer was discovered ages ago by a Nobel prize winning scientist in medicine in 1931. In 1931 the German scientist Otto Heinrich Warburg received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the cause of cancer. Cancer cells are able to generate energy in the absence of oxygen and healthy cells generate energy by oxidation. Therefore cancer cells lower mitochondrial respiration. The mitochondria is the powerhouse found in all of our cells and is necessary for life. Cellular res...Read more
Whether you got the flu shot or not, your chances of getting sick are about the same. In fact, a new report from researchers of the University of Minnesota suggests that the flu vaccine is not as effective as public health messaging suggests. It is estimated that the flu shot has only a 59 per cent efficacy in the United States. This is much lower than the original 70 to 90 per cent estimated. Furthermore, the B.C. government is temporarily no longer forcing thousands of provincial health wor...Read more
Warming or Magic Socks is a technique that helps you reduce a fever naturally. How it works is that as your body warms the socks it draws the heat from the head to your feet, reducing your temperature and helps you break a fever faster. It’s a form of hydrotherapy. What you’ll need: basin with warm water and a towel cotton socks woollen socks Directions: Before bed, place your feet in the basin with warm water. Just let your feet soak and heat up. Dry off your feet with a tow...Read more