Overfed and Undernourished: Nutrient Dense Foods for the Modern Human

With fast food, processed snacks, and more packaged convenience foods than ever before, our society is being faced with a problem often referred to as being “overfed and undernourished”, the result ranging from nutrient deficiencies to diseases of affluence such as heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic inflammatory conditions. But even those who live a … More Overfed and Undernourished: Nutrient Dense Foods for the Modern Human

Spring Foraging in the Pacific Northwest – Vancouver Island Wild Foods

When I first started foraging, one of the biggest challenges for me was finding geographically relevant information. Though countless foraging and wild food identification books exist, I could find very little information on when certain foods were in season in my area, and where to find certain types of terrain locally. I hope by sharing … More Spring Foraging in the Pacific Northwest – Vancouver Island Wild Foods

Mineral Dense Foods for Healthy Bones

Supporting the body’s structural integrity is a vital priority for maintaining health as we age. Having healthy bones doesn’t only mean staying pain-free, but it also means maintaining optimal mobility well into our ages of wisdom. It’s often assumed that reduced mobility and poor bone density is just another inevitable condition of aging, but this … More Mineral Dense Foods for Healthy Bones

Skin Food: Anti Aging Nutrients for Beautiful Skin

The anti-aging industry is standing the tests of time as one of the longest lived healthcare trends of all time, and for good reason. New research delving into global centenarian regions called “Blue Zones”, ancestral diets, antioxidants, human psychology and beyond are showing limitless approaches for increasing our lifespan. But beyond living longer, anti-aging means … More Skin Food: Anti Aging Nutrients for Beautiful Skin

Blood Sugar Management Using Food as Medicine

From a nutritional perspective, managing blood glucose levels is one of the key factors to promoting optimal health. Though often only considered a concern for diabetics, having irregular blood sugar levels can lead to development of what medical researchers often refer to as the “four killers” – the leading causes of death by chronic disease … More Blood Sugar Management Using Food as Medicine

Sleep and Stress Management for Optimal Energy

Stress impacts every living organism on our planet, and humans are certainly no exception. There are different types of stress, including physiological (think: getting chased by a lion) and psychological (think: losing a loved one), but the impact on the body on a biochemical level is the same. Unfortunately, we live in a busy society … More Sleep and Stress Management for Optimal Energy

Transformation Through Menopause

Despite commonly being viewed as a stage of bothersome symptoms and general inconvenience, menopause is a natural biological transition in every woman’s life that brings transformation, both physically and emotionally. Our reductionist conventional medical system often depicts menopause as something to be treated, offering patches and pills of synthetic hormone replacement therapy, mood stabilizing drugs … More Transformation Through Menopause

Modern Technology & Eye Health: Blue Light and Beyond

In our modern society in North America, we are fortunate to have access to a variety of technology. Much of our modern technology enriches our lives with ease of communication, reduction in physical work load, and entertainment. Unfortunately, not all devices come without risks, particularly those with LED displays such as televisions, cell phones, tablets … More Modern Technology & Eye Health: Blue Light and Beyond

Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Brain Health and Longevity

As humans, our brains are one of our biggest assets. Their size and complexity enables the depth of intelligence and emotion that sets us apart from other animals. For this reason, it is vital that we support and protect this organ to optimize its performance and help protect it from the host of potential conditions … More Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Brain Health and Longevity

Managing Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is defined as being diagnosed with three of more of the following five biomarkers, including increased waist circumference/fat accumulation around the midsection; elevated triglyceride levels; reduced high density lipoprotein (HDL)/“good” cholesterol; elevated blood pressure; and elevated fasting blood glucose. When combined, these biomarkers indicate the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, and can increase an … More Managing Metabolic Syndrome