Essential Oils For Your Pets

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares some basic tips on using essential oils to assist in  keeping  your pets healthy. Animal Basics Animals in our care depend on us for everything: food, water, grooming and general health.  Animals sense your emotions, often through smell, and the best way to keep them calm is to be…

Summer Fruit Spritzer- 87 calories!

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a refreshing summer drink recipe. With less than 100 calories- it’s virtually guilt free! Raspberry-Grape White Wine Spritzer Calorie count: 87 Ingredients 3 oz white wine 2 oz soda water 5 frozen* grapes 5 frozen* raspberries Directions Pour 3oz of your favorite white wine into a glass along with 2…

Homemade Coconut Body Butter

  Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her summer recipe for your very own handmade natural lotion. Ingredients 1 cup organic coconut oil 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion) 15 drops of your favourite essential oil (we love cedar, lavender) Directions Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut…

10 Ways to Beat Stress

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about beating stress naturally. Voltaire was right when he wrote, “Most men live lives of quiet desperation”. As we enter another summer the desperation seems to be getting worse. There’s the escalating violence, the concerns about our economy and more headlines warn us of another prescription drug that…

Stuffed Peppers for a busy you!

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a quick dinner recipe. Stuffed Peppers are a fantastic make-ahead option for busy families. Make a batch on a day off work and store in fridge for meals that week. The flavours tend to set and get better after a day or so. Be sure to reheat thoroughly and…

Slippery Elm – A tummy’s best friend.

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson discusses how the gentle herb slippery elm can benefit you. Slippery elm bark is native to North America and grows wild in the Appalachian mountains. The bark is collected from trees over ten years old and then made into powder for medicinal use. It’s a very helpful herb…

Super Food Detox Salad

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her summer salad recipe to make your body feel cleansed, lighter and better all around!. Ingredients -4 stalks of kale, raw -1/2 cup blueberries -1/2 cup cooked quinoa -1/4 cup slivered almonds -1 teaspoon poppy seeds -1 large lemon, juiced -1/2 tablespoon of honey First, prepare honey lemon vinaigrette….

Sweet Potato Chips- Guilt Free!

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her recipe for easy to make sweet potato chips. Sweet Potato Chips with Rosemary Essential Oil Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes 1/4 cup avocado oil 1 drop Rosemary Essential oil pinch of salt pinch of black pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Peel sweet potatoes and slice thinly, using…

Painkillers: not so innocent.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the dangers of Tylenol and other over the counter painkillers. Socrates, the Greek philosopher, cautioned in 410 B.C. “Nothing in excess”. Others since that time have added, “Too much of a good thing is worse than none at all.” But North Americans don’t believe it. Every year…

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a quick dinner recipe. If you love Thai-based meals, you are bound to enjoy this tangy dish that offers several simple variations. Prep time: 30-minutes Number of servings: 2-3 Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts ½ cup each sliced purple cabbage, carrots, red onion 1/2…

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet: A Diet for All Ages

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how to reduce inflammation through sound nutrition. What is the most prudent diet to follow today? Some swear it’s the Atkin’s high protein diet. Others believe the low fat Ornish diet is the answer. And I’ve often stressed that a high fiber diet promotes health. But what…

Refreshing ginger cinnamon tea.

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson discusses the easy to make, yet grand, cinnamon ginger tea. If you’re looking for a tasty coffee substitute or want a tea that not only rocks the taste buds but is healthy too, look no further. Cinnamon and ginger are known for their wonderful help with digestive issues and…