Ancient Nutrients and the Modern Human

Throughout history, humans have been considered omnivores, eating from multiple kingdoms of life including plants, algae, fungi and animals. This has been true for as long as far back as we have archaeological data. It wasn’t until our Palaeolithic ancestors, homo erectus, started broadening the human diet to include more plant, algal and fungal foods. … More Ancient Nutrients and the Modern Human

Omega 3’s – Our Modern Diet’s Missing Fat

Over the course of the past few decades, nutrition science has pointed fingers towards several causes for poor health related to dietary choices. Some of the identified foods have included refined sugar, refined grain products (particularly white flours), highly processed foods, and genetically modified foods, to name just a few. The issue with this focus … More Omega 3’s – Our Modern Diet’s Missing Fat

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

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

Blood Sugar Management + Insulin Resistance

In the mainstream medical community, blood sugar management is primarily discussed with diabetic patients. But did you know that balancing our blood sugars is an essential step to optimizing our overall health? The term “blood sugar” is referring to the concentration of glucose present in our blood. Our blood sugar levels change very rapidly, and … More Blood Sugar Management + Insulin Resistance

Underactive Stomach – Hypochlorydria

Our digestion affects every aspect of our health. The most common symptoms of indigestion include acid reflux, bloating, gas, food sensitivities, and constipation/diarrhea, but inadequate digestion also leads to a slough of other imbalances. Poor digestion leads to malabsorption, which eventually manifests as nutrient deficiencies. This can act as the root cause of many conditions … More Underactive Stomach – Hypochlorydria

Power by Paleo: The Modern Approach to a Primitive Diet

For the past several decades, we’ve been told that grains – specifically whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat and oats – are vital components of a healthy, balanced diet. Likewise, we’ve been told dairy is essential for adequate calcium intake, and is good for both our bone and dental health. However, looking back centuries … More Power by Paleo: The Modern Approach to a Primitive Diet