Monthly Archives: November 2013

 

Champagne, Gingerbread, Candy Canes and Chocolate

A Before the Holidays Detox Part 2 – The Liver Detoxification, protein synthesis, repackaging of fats, enzymes for digestion, metabolism, glycogen storage (sugar for energy), and hormone production are just some of the jobs for our liver.  This major, vital organ is a workhorse.  The liver continually filters our blood, scavenging toxins and neutralizing them […]
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Champagne, Gingerbread, Candy Canes and Chocolate

A Before the Holidays Detox Such an exciting time of year, the party invitations are arriving and the stores are filled with delicious treats.  I’m looking forward to a December filled with fun times, family and friends, and of course some extra treats (chocolate). Now I try not to go crazy but I will be […]
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Knee Pain — Baker’s Cyst

Do you sometimes get an uncomfortable feeling behind your knee when you try and straighten your leg?  You may notice a bulge and swelling.  It may also be painful not only when you fully straighten your let but also when you try to fully bend it. What you may be experiencing is a Baker’s cyst […]
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A “New” Healthful Oil – Camelina

From Saskatchewan there is a “new” healthful oil on the market, camelina. Although camelina is an ancient oilseed originating in Northern Europe it is new to North American cuisine.  There is much excitement around this “new” oil because it is very good source of Omega-3 (anti-inflammatory) and Vitamin E (antioxidant). Camelina oil has a light, […]

Palm Oil (and Orangutans Too)

If you read my book The Last Tango with Butter you’ll see that I’m a promoter of palm oil as well as lard and coconut oil.  Tragically the myth that these oils contribute to heart disease is firmly entrenched in today’s health care system and Canada’s Food Guide.  It is a sham. So forget what […]
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