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Oranges

Oranges fell off my radar screen when I gave up orange juice many years ago. Why? I don’t know. I remember as a teenager, I would cut up two oranges and eat them as my “infront of the tv” snack. That was a good habit for a teenager. I personally don’t drink orange juice as […]

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Disease vs. Nutrition

It’s not something new. It’s something we need to be reminded of from time to time though. EAT MORE FRUIT AND VEGGIES! There is a definite link between disease and lack of fruit and vegetables in the diet of this fast paced society we live in. A scientific study by Imperial College of London strongly […]

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Me And My Shadow…

Living with a disabling disease such as Multiple Sclerosis is kind of like living with a “shadow”. It’s always hovering behind me…sometimes it’s in front of me. But it’s always here. It’s an uninvited constant in my life. Sometimes, in my head, I start to plan a great adventure and a split second into that […]

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Junk Food

Have you ever noticed that after you consume a meal made up of fast food junk food, that your body is still craving and is still hungry. That would be because the lack of nutrition in this junk food does not nourish the cells of your body that good food nourishes. The sodium, transfats, chemicals […]

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I LOVE POTATOES!

And rightfully so….. Potatoes are a superfood. Health benefits abound. All kinds of potatoes are equally nutritious, varying slightly in vitamin and mineral values. There are so many different potato types on the market today. There are russets great for baking, new potatoes great for boiling or oven roasting, yellow flesh potatoes, red skinned potatoes, […]

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Sugar…Cancer’s Fertilizer

Oh my goodness….sugar is so tasty and everything containing sugar is so tasty….no doubt about it. I was in a situation the other day where we were invited to an “ice-cream” function where you could have any and all flavors of ice-cream, toppings etc….. and as much as you wanted. I NEVER eat “conventional” treats […]

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A Refreshing Move

It’s been a few years now since my honey and I decided to pick up and move across the country from Ontario, Canada to British Columbia, Canada. We have just moved into our new home on Vancouver Island. We started looking out west about 10 years ago, shortly after my honey retired. We purchased a […]

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The Paleo Diet

It’s hard to admit this but I am no longer a “diehard vegan”. I’ve been gradually making my way back to animal protein. For the past 4 months I have been following the Paleo Diet again. I tried it back in 2012 for a short time but did not like it, perhaps I was not […]

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Beautiful Beets

Purple, golden, candy cane, white and pink…these are the colors of this root vegetable called Beets. I enjoy beets and try to incorporate them into our weekly regime. Sometimes I even add a small beet to my smoothie as it bumps up the nutritional value of my morning elixir. Delicious Beets are full of vitamins, […]

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Fried foods…friend or foe?

I don’t think I need to visit this topic as I believe we know that fried food is not our friend. But…it’s always good to revisit these topics from time to time to give ourselves a refresher course on the reasons we should avoid certain foods and habits. Fried foods = High risk for cancer, […]

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