Category Archives: Nutrition

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Build Strong, Healthy Bodies with Liver

By Michale Hartte BASc (Nutr), NNCP, CH

Love it or hate it, this nutritional powerhouse is so good for you—and here’s a way to sneak it into your diet.

Want to have more energy, feel stronger, and be leaner and healthier? Look to liver!

Liver is one of my “super stars” in the arena of nutrient-rich foods that my family and many of my clients eat regularly to become healthy and stay that way. Continue reading

diabetes patient Measuring glucose level blood

Diabetes: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Jan Hux, Chief Science Officer, Canadian Diabetes Association

Separating fact from fiction around a disease that affects 11 million Canadians and has a shocking growth rate, with a new diagnosis every three minutes.

Diabetes is a disease with many causes and no known cure. It’s a global issue, but the impact is felt in communities throughout Canada. If you don’t have diabetes, there is a very good chance someone in your family or circle of friends does. Continue reading

Combine harvester working on the wheat field

From Field to Table: Sustainable Food and a Small Footprint

By Dianne Steinley, Editor OHW Magazine

Two local businesses have created a relationship that connects the farmer to the miller to the baker to the community.

Rooted just over six kilometres north of the city of Armstrong (“The Heart of Country”) lies some of the most scenic, flourishing agricultural landscape where you might see asparagus growing or perhaps the ancient grains emmer or spelt. Among those parcels of land you will find Fieldstone Organics, BC’s only Certified Organic grain handling facility, specializing in grain, legume and seed cleaning and processing. Continue reading

Wooden box filled fresh vegetables

Once upon a Farm

By Afke Zonderland

The bumper sticker “No farm – No food” is a good reminder to support BC farmers.

I count my childhood on a large dairy farm as one of my greatest blessings. Even though I permanently left farm life as my husband and I boarded a plane to Vancouver in 1971 to make a life for ourselves in Canada, the farm never truly left me. We saw our Canadian dream come true when, eight years later, we found a small acreage in the rural community of Grindrod to raise our three daughters. A perfect, unspoiled clearing against a forest of tall cedars and hemlock, overlooking the valley. Thirty-five years later, grandchildren are helping me rake the garden soil, dig for worms, and eat the berries off the vine. Continue reading