Our Food

Make Your Own Turmeric Supplements

One of these days I have to write up a post about how amazing and nutritious traditional Burmese food is — until I have enough time to do so, I will satisfy myself with raving about some traditional Burmese medicine. In Myanmar they have several grades of turmeric, some are especially medicinal and used for various specific purposes. One of the things the Burmese use turmeric for is for purifying the blood especially after childbirth. Turmeric is often mixed with water into a paste and painted onto the face and body for about ten days after giving birth. It is also mixed with wild forest honey and made into capsules which are taken by the woman for at least two weeks after giving birth.

Edible Oil Wars: Palm Oil Plantations ‘Biological Deserts’

Edible Oil Wars: Palm Oil Plantations ‘Biological Deserts’

Are You Eating Dirty Oil? The Environmental Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry Source: www.onegreenplanet.org Borneo is the third largest island in the world, and forty years ago it was covered with dense rainforest. As you read this, loggers in the Borneo rainforest are chopping down the tr ...

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Cause Colony Collapse Disorder

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Cause Colony Collapse Disorder

Source: www.mongabay.com Researchers recreate bee collapse with pesticide-laced corn syrup Scientists with the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have re-created the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder in several honeybee hives simply by giving them small doses of a popular pesticide, ...

Richmond GMO Free Zone Petition

Richmond GMO Free Zone Petition

Vancouverites! Citizens of British Columbia! Please take a second to sign this petition. We need a GMO-FREE BC and this is a good place to start. Richmond City Council will be deciding, within about 3 weeks, whether to accept a resolution to declare itself a GMO-free zone. The City's officia ...

Fish Sauce, Ketchup and the Rewilding of Our Food

Fish Sauce, Ketchup and the Rewilding of Our Food

I am a big fan of fish sauce. I guess it comes from spending plenty of time in S.E.Asia. This article reminded me of my early days in culinary school as I used to spend heaps of time in the amazing library at the Culinary Institute of America, and remember being so surprised when I found out the ...

Yogurt, Oatmeal, Honey Facial Mask

Yogurt, Oatmeal, Honey Facial Mask

Here's a great recipe for a facial mask using some of my favorite foods! Great way to help your skin feel great and look better. Personally I go one step further and use yogurt I make from milk from our local cowshare :) Photo Credit Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images Benefits of a Yogurt O ...

Wash your hands with yogurt rather than antibacterial soap

Wash your hands with yogurt rather than antibacterial soap

The C. difficile Dilemma: A Place for Probiotics? by Jason Sebeslav Source: Health Action, Spring 2012 Should doctors and other hospital staff be washing their hands with yogurt rather than antibacterial soap? This odd-sounding suggestion was part of a recent discussion paper by Professor M ...

Argentinean Tobacco Farmers Sue Monsanto for Knowingly Poisoning Their Children

Argentinean Tobacco Farmers Sue Monsanto for Knowingly Poisoning Their Children

Source: www.courthousenews.com Monsanto and Big Tobacco Blamed for Birth Defects WILMINGTON, Del. (CN) - Monsanto, Philip Morris and other U.S. tobacco giants knowingly poisoned Argentinean tobacco farmers with pesticides, causing "devastating birth defects" in their children, dozens of worker ...

Is Canadian Milk the Dirtiest in the World?

Is Canadian Milk the Dirtiest in the World?

Health Canada and the Canadian Government sure think so, especially in British Columbia where raw milk was declared to be as hazardous to your health as nuclear waste in 2009. We recently got a letter from Tim Lambert, Executive Director of Health Protection reaffirming their fear that threateni ...