Quinoa makes Weight Loss Easy

 The popular ancient grain quinoa makes weight loss easy when the warmer weather hits. That’s because quinoa is an ancient grain with a high protein count as well as vitamins and minerals. Satisfies Hunger  Quinoa makes weight loss easy because it satisfies hunger quickly due to its high protein count as well as high fiber.…



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Gluten Free Book Contest

Gluten free is a big buzz word these days. Going gluten free is necessary for anyone who has celiac diease. Some people have sensitivities to gluten and prefer to eat less gluten in their food. Gluten free recipes, especially those with baked goods, used to lack in flavor and often tasted awful. Many gluten free…



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Herbs in the Paleo Diet

By Marilyn Zink Are herbs in the Paleo Diet? This was a question that crossed my mind recently. I had heard of the Paleo Diet. I knew it had something to do with the cavemen and envisioned people gnawing on huge chunks of meat, with a vegetable or herb nary in sight. Can anyone say…



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Herb and Fruit Infused Water

By Marilyn Zink  Herb and Fruit Infused Waters are simple and healthy to make, plus so much better than drinking juice. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, then you know it’s really important not to drink your calories. You can use a combination of herbs and fruits, or just fruit if you prefer. I…



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Soda Pop’s Dangerous Side Effects

By Marilyn Zink Soda is guzzled by the gallons by youth and many other people. But what they don’t realize is how sinisterly dangerous soda really is. 1. Soda contains phosphoric acid which weakens bones and leaches out calcium. 2. Sodium is often high in dangerous sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup, which is…



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How Stray Cats are like Sugar Cravings

By Marilyn Zink What do stray cats have to do with sugar cravings? Stray cats are a lot like sugar cravings for one simple reason. When you feed stray cats, what do they do? They keep coming back and often more stray cats show up for the free food. When you stop feeding the stray…



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Multivitamins Protect Middle Aged Men from Cancer

By Marilyn Zink Multivitamins are getting known for more than their nutritional effects. A recent news article states that middle age men who take daily multivitamins may have their risk of cancer reduced. Men age 50 and older who take a multivitamin reduce their risk of cancer by 8 % according to a study published…



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Preventing and Treating Cancer Naturally with Diet

By Marilyn Zink Preventing and treating cancer naturally with diet is a subject that gets a lot of attention. But it’s knowing which specific foods to eat that will accomplish that goal. Now a new book linking diet & cancer lays it all out by specifically referring to salvestrols, which are found in herbs, fruits…



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How to Use Chocolate Mint

By Marilyn Zink I recently started growing chocolate mint in my garden. Mint is a great herb to grow for many reasons and now with new flavour varieties like chocolate mint, it has even more versatility. Now I have to admit that I’ve never been a fan of mint tea. I haven’t really liked the…



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A Health Food Store in the Heart of the Community

By Marilyn Zink When the Old City Organics health food store opened in downtown Nanaimo, it seemed it was meant to be. After months of talking about it off and on, Maureen Coughlin and Tracy Stewart decided to open the store. “It was almost like, don’t put too much thought into it, just do it,”…



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