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Jun
14

Bountiful Berries

For the past week I've been staying with my parents in the Crowsnest Pass Alberta, nestled in the beautiful rocky mountains. Aside from a much needed visit with Mom and Dad, we've kept ourselves busy with fishing, rock climbing, hiking and biking - enjoying the great outdoors!  Every little activity we do takes us off the beaten track and into the wild.  But no matter where we go, I've noticed the berries are bountiful - raspberries, huckleberries, thimbleberries and Saskatoon berries!  Such a great feeling to just pick 'em and eat 'em as we go.  I'm reminded of the powerful nutritional qualities they hold and encourage clients and readers to get on board with berries!  Many of us are aware that berries are packed with...
Jun
14

From Greece to Greasy... 2012 Summer Olympics

  As the world’s most elite athletes push their physical abilities to the limits and set new records, spectators and tourists will be pushing their waistlines while filling up on burgers, fries and soda pop.  McDonalds has been a major Olympic sponsor since 1968 and this year they’ve built the world’s largest McDonalds ever – two stories, 20 checkout tills and 1500 seats.  They expect to serve 1200 customers an hour and sell £3 million of fast food during the games. Across the media, controversy arises about the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to allow McDonalds (and other controversial supporters such as Coca-Cola) as major sponsors of the games.  As with any sponsorship,...
Jun
14

Water - Essential for Life but Eight Glasses a Day?

We have always been told to drink eight glasses of water a day, but have you ever wondered why this seems to be the magic number? Research tells us that water is important for our bodies because every cell, tissue and organ contain water. It is essential for life and plays many roles in the body: •Controls body temperature • Aids in digestion • Carries nutrients around the body • Helps remove waste in the body • Helps with bowel regularity Also, our bodies lose water by sweating, breathing and eliminating waste. If we lose more than we take in, the body can become dehydrated and it may lead to thirst, dry lips, tiredness, dizziness, irritability and headache. So it’s important to drink fluids regularly...

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