Category: Health and nutrition

It’s interesting that cultural groups that immigrated to Canada and moved to urban areas weren’t expected to give up their cultural traditions as they carved out a place in their new lives. When we consider groups such as the Ukrainians and the Hutterites, we clearly see how, with the encouragement and acceptance of the Canadian […]

There is a lot more than can be said about the importance of the Omega-3 / Omega-6 ratio in our diet. There are entire chapters in many resources that are devoted to the importance of Omega-3s. I’ll return to Omega-3s in future blogs. For now, let’s turn our attention to something we are all very […]

I was not concerned with the limited variety in the three-day detox. In only three days, I knew I would not get tired of eating the same food. Besides, the dinner included three different choices, so I ensured that I had the ingredients for all three choices. The lunch even came with two different choices. […]

My New Year’s Resolution is an easy one this year. I want to lose weight without having to worry about calories, carbs, or fats. I want to lose weight by doing nothing more than simply eating better and doing a modest amount of physical activity. To achieve this seemly “miracle method” of weight loss, I […]

In my previous two blogs, I wrote about the importance of the ratio between Omega-3s and Omega-6s. And I wrote briefly about some of the benefits of Omega-3s. In this blog I want to look at some of the food sources of Omega-3s and how they compare to flaxseed. Health Canada (Canadian Health and Welfare) […]

In my blog, “365 REASONS to use flaxseed – #1 – Flaxseed has the perfect Omega3/Omega6 ratio,” I researched how important the ratio between Omega-3s and Omega-6s was for maintaining health. And I discovered that only two tablespoons of flaxseed has more than 140% of the recommended daily amount of Omega-3s. Just what good are […]

#1 – Flaxseed has the perfect Omega3/Omega6 ratio The challenge is on. I’m on a quest to come up with 365 reasons to use flaxseed. I’m balancing the academic pursuit with culinary delights by also seeking out 365 ways to use flaxseed. Along with each reason to use flaxseed, I’m gathering new ways to use […]

October 4, 2011 I have been told that once you eat five or six olives, you become addicted. That is true. I used to avoid eating olives. I’m not sure why, but I automatically said, “I don’t like olives,” whenever I was offered any. I would pick them out of my Greek Salad. And, if […]

September 25, 2011 I stayed up late last night preparing samples of the new Flax Snack Bar that my friend and I created together. I had spent a few hours over at her place the night before. We created quite the mess in the kitchen experimenting with different variations of the recipes in her book, […]

September 23, 2011 I spent the evening with a friend, Victoria Laine, experimenting with different combinations of flaxseed, nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate. Victoria is a nutritionist and was willing to help me discover more ways to integrate flaxseed into the daily diet. I was also entertained by Victoria’s stories of her recipe creation days. […]