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Belly-bloating – 5 Causes & 5 Tips to reduce it

Carb-intolerance – Many people experience bloating after eating large amounts of carbohydrates, especially complex carbohydrates like grains, especially wheat and gluten-containing grains. [Listen to my Free podcast on gluten by clicking here.] In addition, some people experience bloating and gas from beans and legumes, all of which are slow to digest.Generally within twenty minutes to […]

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Lessons from a Choc Chip Cookie

There we were, standing at the counter of the local Delaney’s coffee shop. A chap in his early thirties, ahead of me in the line, ordered. ‘One, gluten-free, choc chip cookie, please.” The attendant behind the counter handed him a large cellophane-wrapped cookie. As he was paying for it, he must have overheard me order […]

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Holidays

Hi Did you know that the word holiday originates from the term holy-day? In keeping with the holidays, I wish you a blessed festive season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukkah, Ashura, Bodhi Day, Yalda or Yule.   For me the festive season is about celebrating a holy day, Christmas, and to reflect on its true […]

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We All Have One…

Have you ever been in a situation in which your emotions got the better of you? We all have at least one situation or circumstance that triggers our emotions and has us act in ways that are irrational and less resourceful than we might like. Finding my way to a new place is mine. Every […]

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HEALTH Tip #9: Dangers of Sugar

Today’s question is from my friend Sharon C.  from North Vancouver. Sharon’s question: “I have a seriously sweet tooth, and I know I need to get off sugar. What is a safe sweetener I can use instead?” Answer: Thanks for your question, Sharon. Many people ask me this, yet few are aware of the dangers […]

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HEALTH TIP #8: To inhibit prostate cancer

Thanks to Dave B. from Vancouver, who asked: “What should men eat to prevent or inhibit prostate cancer?” ANSWER:  Thanks for raising such an important topic, Dave. I encourage any women reading this will stay alert and tell this tip to their guys! Two foods immediately come to mind… Raw pumpkin seeds are commonly known […]

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HOT STUFF

Who ever thought a fruit could convey an insight? So there I was the other day, gazing at a row of hot peppers not knowing which to choose. I wanted something with a little bit of bite, but not a bite that would destroy my taste-buds for the next few weeks. So, I inquired of […]

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SHOOT ME!

  Yes, you read it right. The question I have for you is: How did you interpret this? Did you imagine it meant ‘shoot with a gun?’ Funny isn’t it? That seems to be most people’s initial reaction – the more common interpretation – yet it is not what was meant. “Shoot Me!” is the […]

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Health Tip #7: Potatoes and blood sugar

                 NOURISH YOUR BODY: Q & A   Today’s question is from Mark Ravenscroft, owner of a winery, Ravens Croft Wines, in Queensland Australia. Mark’s question: Why does potato starch spike blood sugar levels? Does that mean potato does too? Answer:  Thanks for your question, Mark. Potato in its whole-food form does spike blood […]

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HEALTH TIP #6: Green Smoothie Tip

HEALTH TIP #6:  Green Smoothie Tip This edition’s question comes from Jill F. from North Vancouver. Question: ‘Deb, is it okay to use a mix of more than one green at a time?’ Answer:  Yes, with a cautionary note… Read below for more. Victoria Boutenko became renowned for her pioneering breakthrough w.r.t. green juices and […]

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