What Is Glyphosate? (and why we should all avoid it!)

September 06, 2016  I don’t understand why so many people think it’s necessary to use chemicals and toxins on our plants – whether crops or weeds. We’re slowly poisoning the Earth and ourselves to death, yet companies that produce these chemicals claim that they are safe, with little or no negative impact on the environment. They only make these claims for one reason, and one reason only. Money. Same goes for tobacco companies, pharmaceutical companies, and the fast-food industry. Money. They sell us lies and present us with fudged studies (funded by their own people), and because people are too busy (or too brain-washed) to believe otherwise, they blindly go with what is presented (via main-stream media, which is all controlled and...

Fast Food Destroys Gut Bacteria.

March 19, 2016 We’ve heard it all before – how most fast food and junk food is bad for you and should be avoided as much as possible. Ask anyone in the Natural Health field and they’ll tell you it’s no surprise that McDonald’s food has always managed to be at the top of the “avoid” list; regardless of their menu changes and promotion of more “healthy” eating. Some research has shown that even McDonald’s salads are a bad idea, with some topping out at over 700 calories! That’s more than a Big Mac! For more info, click here:  CBC News Canada You’ve guessed it — the “fast food” mentioned in the title of this article is specifically about the kind McDonald’s serves up. To...

Some Ice-Cream is NOT Ice-Cream

March 15, 2016 Most people enjoy eating ice-cream, but how often do you take time to consider what it’s in it? It’s often assumed that ice-cream is natural and made with simple, natural ingredients: cream, milk, sugar, vanilla/cocoa. But that no longer seems to be the case, especially with the big brand companies. The ingredient list on many popular brands now reads very differently, and includes items such as “modified milk products” (that’s another blog post for later), sugar AND corn syrup (really bad for everyone!), thickeners (including carrageenan and guar gum), and artificial flavours and colours. Sure, some of these items come from natural sources, but that doesn’t mean those items are good for you. Do further research...

Going Bananas for Bananas

December 1st, 2015 For most of my adult life, I’ve held the belief that bananas are to be avoided; that they are high in sugar and fat and, if consumed on a regular basis, will make you gain weight. This entire belief system was challenged recently during a sleepless night when my wandering mind landed on the topic of bananas (don’t ask, I have no idea why) and I began to ponder the whole “stay away from bananas” belief and asked myself “how many bananas could a person eat in one day?” Needless to say, the next morning I did a bunch of research and, to my surprise, everything I read indicated that most people can consume up to three bananas a day. Whoa. What? When did that happen? Well the good news is that if you like bananas you can enjoy them...

Another New Moon: What’s the Big Deal?

November 11, 2015.   People have always looked to the seasons, the moon, and the stars as a source of information and guidance, whether in the form of astrology or simply a marker for seasonal change. Today, many regard the phases of the moon to be just that – a phase – with little or no relevance and another day gone by on the calendar. Yet the moon and its cycles affect us more than we realize, and many are beginning to reconnect not just with the cyclical rhythm that comprises all the phases of the moon, but also with nature and the Earth herself.   NEW MOON: WHAT’S THE SIGNIFICANCE? Each new moon is a marker for new beginnings and a time to set new goals and intentions, or “recharge” old ones. Either way, it is a good time to take a few...