Category: Health and nutrition

September 14, 2011 I am having a crash course in the benefits of flaxseed. Whole seed versus ground seed versus oil. Golden seed versus brown. I thought I knew a lot about flaxseed before. As is usually the case, I am finding out that there is so much more to learn. Flaxseed really is a […]

September 11, 2011 I spent another great day at the farmer’s market. This time I was at the Callingwood Farmer’s Market in the southwest area of Edmonton. I did not have a lot of people at my stall. I was at the end of the line and not many people bothered to walk all the […]

September 7, 2011 I did not want to go for my run today. My friend had to convince me that it would not be too hot. It was around 30o Celsius. It was definitely too hot. But we were going to run on the ravine trails. And I believed her when she said it would […]

September 3, 2011 Today I worked my first St. Albert Farmer’s Market. I love the atmosphere of the farmer’s markets, and I was happy to be a productive part of it. My three teens integrated themselves into the scene as well. They were able to deal with most of the customers’ questions and needs. My […]

August 22, 2011 I managed to stick to my cleanse right up until the accident (see my blog titled “Third time not so lucky” for details). So my daughter and I were able to complete 11 days of cleansing. We were even able to stay committed while traveling! The cleanse was quite easy. Although I […]

August 16, 2011 Well, I passed the test. I made it through a barbeque without breaking my cleanse. For the most part. Our registration fee to attend the barbeque included a supper ticket for a hamburger and fries or a hot dog and fries. So, I checked out the menu and asked if I could […]

August 15, 2011 Sixth day of my cleanse has gone well. As a matter of fact, all the days have gone well. With the exception of what was supposed to be the first day when I received a delicious treat in the mail. Giving in to that small temptation and postponing my cleanse for one […]

August 11, 2011 I found it at the bottom of my purse. I thought I had dealt with that two days ago. But there it was, at the bottom of my purse. I quickly covered it with my wallet until I could deal with it. But I couldn’t forget about it forever. I had to […]

August 10, 2011 Today was the official first day of my detox. I meant to start yesterday, but gave into temptation. I received a dark chocolate bar in the mail, a present from a long distance friend. The idea of having that dark chocolate sit for two weeks, waiting for me to eat it, was […]

August 9, 2011 As I complete the first day of my cleanse, I am struck by the contrast between my situation here in Canada and the current famine situation in Somalia. Here, I am completing a cleanse because I have provided my body with far too much food than is necessary. So I am overweight. […]