Health


Healthy holidays

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Are you planning any festive gatherings that will include food? Beyond the traditional fare, do you wonder how to nourish the range of dietary choices among…

The gift of sight

by Heather Wardle   In a small corner of a district hospital in Tibet, 12-year-old Datso sat crying. She was blind from bilateral cataracts, the clouding of the eye’s natural…

Raw revolution

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina The raw foods movement is making headlines. Why? Reasons include awareness about the environmental impacts of our food choices, interest in going organic and the desire…

Weed wisdom

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot A weed is a wild herb springing  where it is not wanted.  – Concise Oxford Dictionary Weed seeds arrive with birds, on the…

Health food matters

by Joseph Roberts   photo: Luc Santerre Castonguay Food was always very important, the author said on the radio as she dedicated her new cookbook to her mother “who instilled…

Go for green

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina Green is a big plus when it comes to nutrition. Whether it is a salad or vibrant florets of steamed broccoli, a green juice or a smoothie, the…

Growing a food movement

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot Food security seems to be on everyone’s mind this year. It’s fascinating to see so many local initiatives in response to the concern…