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Vancouver Farmers’ Markets

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets

Jul 2, 2015

20 years of farm to table goodness • For the last 20 years, Vancouver Farmers Markets have fed people and created community. We are a registered non-profit society that supports small farm production, nourishes community and connects neighbours. Founded in 1995, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) has grown to become one of Canada’s leading organizers of farmers...

Four keys to healthy aging

Four keys to healthy aging

Jul 2, 2015

by Dr. Mercola   • If you had a choice and could either age well – enjoying your “golden years” with energy and vigour, free from disability and illness – or age poorly and be straddled with health issues that keep you from fully living the later years of your life, which would you choose? You do actually have a choice or, at least, can choose to...

How media disappears bad news about HPV vaccines

How media disappears bad news about HPV vaccines

Jul 2, 2015

Where have all the guinea pigs gone? Some healthcare professionals see this as a serious problem • DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels   • Anyone who discusses vaccines needs to put their perspectives right up front. Here are mine: polarized positions and extreme views are not helpful. Burying inconvenient truths is not helpful. Nor is accusing people of being...

A call to modernize food labelling

A call to modernize  food labelling

Jul 2, 2015

Food labelling needs modernization • plant-based products currently face discrimination   The Plant Foods Council, a national trade association promoting and protecting the interests of plant food manufacturers in Canada, is calling for changes to food regulations that discriminate against vegan products similar to traditional animal products such as...

NEWSBITES: July 2015

WHO classifies glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” The world’s most widely used pesticide, glyphosate (commonly sold as Roundup), has been under the microscope lately. The International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization released a report in March classifying it as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Not...

Hope and happiness

Hope and happiness

Jul 2, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki •  Reading the news, it’s hard not to feel a growing sense of unease. The threat of terrorism, growing instability and conflict overseas, a shooting on Parliament Hill last October and uncertainty about the economy diminish our collective feelings of safety and security. To this, we add the looming environmental threats of...

Be yourself

Be yourself

Jul 2, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anaïs Nin Worrying about what others think about us can be like a cancer that spreads through one’s consciousness. It takes away peace of mind and eats away at self-esteem. Every living thing...

Rising concerns about gluten

Rising concerns about gluten

Jul 2, 2015

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Brenda Davis RD • Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, barley and triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid). Approximately one percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, a severe autoimmune response to gluten. For many years, people who believed they had adverse reactions to gluten were...

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Jane Goodall on the real story on GE Foods

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth. Jane Goodall on the real story on GE Foods

Jun 1, 2015

a Foreword to Altered Genes, Twisted Truth by Jane Goodall I well remember how horrified I felt when I learned that scientists had succeeded in reconfiguring the genetics of plants and animals. The first genetically engineered (GE) plants were created in the 1980s, but I did not hear about them until the 1990s when they were first commercialized. It seemed a...

Caring for your kidneys

Caring for your kidneys

Jun 1, 2015

Three perspectives Foreword to Nutrition for Your Kidneys by Jennifer Papaconstantinou Keeping our kidneys healthy and functioning optimally is imperative for optimum health. What many don’t know is the role the kidneys play in overall health and function. The kidneys are responsible for many biological functions in the human body such as: Filtering the blood:...