Matrix Energetics - Vancouver Seminar - Feb 13-16 - Vancouver Airport Marriot - The Science and Art of Transformation

Eating & driving planet aids

Eating & driving planet aids

Mar 1, 2015

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Sahar Lakhani • As spring buds appear, we might be looking at our lifestyle choices and considering new steps. Taking action gives a sense of empowerment and two effective and powerful actions we can take immediately to limit our impact on climate change are: 1. Adopt a plant-based diet or shift in that direction. 2....

Steps for a healthy heart

Steps for a healthy heart

Feb 1, 2015

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Sahar Lakhani • February is Heart Month, an optimum time to care about your heart. While death rates due to cardiovascular disease have dropped – in part because many people are adopting lifestyle changes that reduce their risk – heart disease still remains the #1 killer. Every seven minutes, a Canadian dies from...

A superfood holiday meal

A superfood holiday meal

Dec 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Sahar Lakhani • Picture this! Instead of a dinner that leaves you and your guests overweight and over-stuffed, you can enjoy a superbly satisfying and healthful celebration meal. A holiday can be an opportunity to introduce delicious options to family and friends as part of the feast or as the main event. If you are a...

Beyond tradition

Beyond tradition

Nov 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Sahar Lakhani • From the succulent main course we look forward to at holiday meals, to simple routines such as making the bed each morning or regularly expressing gratitude, our own traditions are deeply rooted. Some customs celebrate milestones and enrich our lives while others may have little connection with our...

Easy veggie nutrition

Easy veggie nutrition

Oct 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Brenda Davis • Vegetarians enjoy impressive health advantages, including greater longevity and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, cataracts and gallstones. Yet being vegetarian does not guarantee a healthful diet. After all, potato chips, cola and many other fat, salt and...

Plants and your health

Plants and your health

Sep 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD • Recent research confirms that shifting our diet to include more plant-based foods will reduce our risk of chronic disease and even reverse existing disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization (WHO), diet and lifestyle diseases are responsible for approximately 70% of deaths in...

How healthy is eating fish?

How healthy is eating fish?

Aug 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD • Fish has long been widely regarded as a health food, but that perspective is changing, which isn’t entirely surprising given we use the oceans, rivers and waterways that feed into oceans as dumping grounds for every imaginable toxin. Whereas 15 or 20 years ago, fish and fish oil supplements were linked with health...

Love your legumes

Love your legumes

Jul 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, with Karli Nordman and Kaitlin Berris • Legumes provide protein to vegan and vegetarian diets and are a great addition to many diverse lifestyles. As a rich source of fibre, legumes can help promote healthy cholesterol levels and digestive health and they also help us maintain blood glucose and energy between meals. In...

Can slaughter be humane?

Can slaughter be humane?

Jun 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD • I recently received a newsletter advertising local organic food that was subject to “humane slaughtering practices.” I find that phrase disturbing. It arises from a mentality or perspective that considers it OK to slaughter another group of sentient beings. Yet the people arranging or financially supporting the...

Picky little eaters

Picky little eaters

May 1, 2014

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Kristen Yarker, MSc RD • As many parents can attest, toddlers and preschoolers typically go through a stage where they become picky eaters. Whereas some are picky from the start, for others the pickiness starts suddenly. A meal that has been served many times is set in front of the child and is met with, “Yuck! I...