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Berry Delicious Ice Dream

Recipe: Berry Delicious Ice Dream Summary: Makes 3 cups Ingredients 3 frozen bananas 1 c (250 mL) fresh or frozen berries (such as raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries,) 1 c (250 mL) fortified soymilk or soy yogurt 2 tbsp (30 ml) frozen juice concentrate (orange, citrus blend, peach or mango) Instructions Place frozen bananas, berries and […]

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Acid-Base Balance (part 2): Kidneys, Muscles and Bones

In our September issue, we reviewed research related to acid-base balance and diet. To summarize: meats, dairy products, and grains are acid-forming, meaning that after these foods are digested and metabolized, they influence body fluids to be acidic. This is due to the particular mix of amino acids and minerals such as sulphur and phosphate. In contrast, […]

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Acid-alkaline balance (part 1)

Several decades ago, western nutrition had little interest in acid-base balance, yet it was a central theme in macrobiotic eating and in eastern approaches to health. Things have changed and western scientists now recognize dietary patterns can put an immense burden on the body to restore an optimal acid-base balance. Our kidneys, in partnership with […]

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Feast Your Eyes!

Can our diet affect how well we see? Yes, indeed. Most of us learned in grade school that eating carrots helps us see at night, but it goes far beyond that. In fact, eating colourful fruits and vegetables can assist our vision in numerous ways. Vegetables and fruits, with their wealth of antioxidants, have proven […]

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