NOW HIRING IN WEST-KELOWNA:
Nature’s Fare Markets – WEST KELOWNA is looking for enthusiastic team-minded individuals with a passion for healthy living. We are currently accepting resumes for cashiers/deli clerks and produce/receiving personnel. The successful applicants will have a strong retail background and an interest in the Natural and Organic food industry. Nature’s Fare offers competitive wages, benefits and a fun and healthy work environment.
All interested applicants please bring resume to front desk at Nature’s Fare in West Kelowna #104-3480 Carrington Road
To Whom it May Concern:
I am writing in regards to the Brilliant Brains Bookclub. I wanted to share with you the appreciation and difference it has made in our home in so many ways.
First of the incentive to get not only my eager readers to read but also it disciplined me as a mom to ensure it was happening with my less eager reader as well as with my youngest who struggles with stuttering and speaking is a challenge. He has began to read from memory and using pictures to decide what the words may say.
Secondly in the choice of my children’s snacks. My children have been able to explore granola bars, cereals, almond milk, banana chips, and even organic candy canes. My oldest said one day “Organic doesn’t taste as bad as I thought!” These samplings have allowed us to shop at Nature’s Fare Markets more. Before joining the program last fall I had only been in your market a handful of times.
Thirdly, I feel our family is on a journey to better balance in our lives and I feel Nature’s Fare Markets is part of the journey. Just 12 years ago I had no clue what my body needed and now with your help I am able to teach my kids about healthy snacks not only for them but also for the world around them and for this I THANK-YOU!!!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Nature’s Fare Markets is proud to introduce the “Brilliant Brains Book Club,” an initiative designed to promote reading and healthy lifestyle choices among elementary school children.
The program will start September 2010 and acknowledges students who complete a minimum reading goal each month with a healthy and nutritious treat from Nature’s Fare. Students who complete their goal each month are also eligible to win a yearly grand prize!
The program recognizes different reading levels; therefore, each month students will be required to meet a minimum reading goal of twenty minutes per night five nights a week.
The link between health and children’s physical and mental development is undeniable. As stated by the Government of Canada, “healthy eating helps children grow, develop, and do well in school. Eating breakfast alone improves a child’s memory, concentration, problem-solving abilities, and promotes creative thinking. Poor nutrition is associated with poorer learning in language, arts, math and general knowledge.” It is unfortunate that many children are not exposed to healthy food options and are instead targeted by corporate advertisers selling nutritionally-deficient snacks and goodies.
The idea for the “Brilliant Brains Book Club” was born from the idea of what healthy eating and an active lifestyle do for our bodies and what reading and education do for our minds. At Nature’s Fare, we encourage and support the development of healthy youth and healthy communities.
We hope that you will see this as an opportunity to discuss health for mind & body with your children and we are very proud to assist you...
Written by Guest Blogger RoseMarie Pierce, Holistic Pharmacist
What are the best digestive enzymes?
Plant-based enzymes are the most popular enzymes found in natural supplements because their activity, potency, safety and efficacy have been well-documented over many decades of use worldwide. The top three plant enzyme categories are amylases (for starch breakdown), proteases (for protein breakdown), and lipases (for fat digestion). It is also important to include cellulase, hemicellulase and phytase enzymes (for fibre breakdown). Select enzymes contain high activity levels (called units) which enables them to break down more fat, protein and carbohydrates in the broadest pH range. Also be sure to choose a patented, broad-spectrum, non-GMO enzyme that contains fibrazyme. Fibrazyme is a blend of fibre-digesting enzymes that maximizes fibre and grain digestion while enhancing the absorption of essential minerals. This blend is shown to be a necessary addition for proper nutrient absorption from high-fibre foods or for those taking mineral supplements with meals.
What results can I expect?
Plant-based enzymes help support and maintain a healthy digestive system by breaking down all the food groups more thoroughly. Noticeable results include less indigestion, gas, bloating, constipation and acid reflux. Along with better digestion, increased energy and alertness are also reported.
How do I take enzymes?
Take your full-spectrum digestive enzymes with meals to aid in the digestion of all foods.
Choose a vegan formulation in a vegetable capsule. The relatively low cost per capsule of these enzyme formulas makes it a valuable investment in the health of your digestive system....
Join Deepak as he shares his latest work and shows you how your highest vision of yourself can be turned into physical reality. At a time when millions of people are waking up to new possibilities opened up by alternative medicine, each of us faces a choice. The highest choice is to reinvent your own body and resurrect your own soul.
Deepak will explore ten breakthroughs – five for the body and five for the soul, that lead to self-transformation and will show you how to commit to a deeper awareness, focus on relationships instead of consumption, embrace every day as a new world, and transcend the obstacles that afflict body and mind.
Deepak explains how the greatest spiritual secrets are tied up in this simple answer. . “You can’t change the body without changing the self, and you can’t change the self without bringing in the soul,” He declares. “It’s all one process, and it begins with knowing that your body exists to mirror who you are and who you want to be.”
For more information please visit www.ideasfestival.ca
DEEPAK CHOPRA IS COMING TO PENTICTON…
Nature’s Fare Markets is honored to invite Deepak Chopra to Penticton!!! The Autopoetic Ideas Festival and Nature’s Fare Markets have partnered up to bring you a memorable and life changing afternoon with Deepak Chopra, October 17th in Penticton.
Date: October 17th at 2pm
Location: Penticton Trade & Convention Center
Tickets: Available online or at the box office (prices range from $50 – $150, depending on seating and VIP choices)
For details or to purchase tickets, please visit www.ideasfestival.ca.
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you there!!
Factory Farming – “If you grew as fast as a factory-farmed chicken, you would weigh 349 pounds at age 2.” – University of Arkansas Agricultural report.
“Factory farming is an attitude that regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit. In animal agriculture, this attitude has led to institutionalized (and legal) animal cruelty, massive environmental destruction and resource depletion, and animal and human health risks.”
It is a sad reflection on our society that over 95% of the 650 million animals raised and slaughtered for food in Canada today are mass-produced on factory farms. The idyllic images of green pastures and roaming animals are now outdated, and have been replaced by filthy windowless sheds, tiny wire crates, and other cruel confinement systems. Animals that were once raised humanely and that enjoyed a relatively enjoyable existence now suffer neglect, mutilation, genetic manipulation, and drugs that cause chronic pain and death. Sadly, Canada’s anti-cruelty laws do not protect farm animals from suffering caused by factory farming systems provided they are considered standard industry practice. For example, it is legal to house seven laying hens in a cage the size of a microwave or to crate a pregnant sow for her entire adult life.
Common features of factory farming include the following:
- Large numbers of animals housed together indoors
- Intensive confinement for extended periods of time
- Extremes of overcrowding or isolation
- Mechanized feeding, watering, handling
- Insufficient room to turn around, lie down, groom, or express normal behaviours
- Premature separation of...
Written by Guest Blogger RoseMarie Pierce, Holistic Pharmacist
What are the signs of enzyme deficiency?
One of the first and most obvious signs is indigestion. This includes gas, bloating, tummy ache, heartburn, constipation and/or diarrhea. A lack of enzymes can contribute to an increase in pain, inflammation, and a lack of stamina as well as hindering the body’s ability to resist infection or to heal a wound. Many people do not realize that feeling sleepy after a meal or not being able to eat dairy products; spicy foods or heavy foods in general, may all be signs of enzyme deficiency.
What are enzymes?
Enzymes are large protein-based molecules that catalyze (increase the rates of) chemical reactions. Every action and reaction in the body is dependent on enzymes; all cells require enzymes to survive and function. With respect to digestion, enzymes are required for the complete absorption of valuable nutrients. They help to break down proteins into amino acids, fats into fatty acids, complex carbohydrates into simple sugars and complex fibre into smaller fibre units. Digestive enzymes also remove toxins from the bowel, relieve constipation and recondition the lining of the digestive tract.
How can I increase enzyme intake?
We get enzymes externally from some of the foods we eat (especially high in food enzymes are fresh pineapple, kiwi, papaya) and internally from our digestive organs (digestive enzymes). But when food is cooked or processed at temperatures greater than 118°F, the enzymes in the food are destroyed. Aging, injuries, illnesses and stress also deplete enzymes. We need to...
1. Vitamin D3 – the most powerful vitamin in preventing new cancer and inhibiting established cancer. Vitamin D3 is also very affordable!
2. Natural Folic Acid Acids – the best sources are found in organic leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, kale, cauliflower. Animal studies have shown that folic acid levels are extremely low in the presence of cancer.
3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids – increase consumption of these and significantly reduce consumption of Omega-6 Fatty Acids. Only use organic extra-virgin olive oil or organic coconut oil for cooking at higher temperatures.
4. Turmeric – powerful for reducing inflammation in the body. Cancer is more likely in an inflamed body.
5. Purified Water – avoid water that is fluoridated, chlorinated, or distilled whenever possible. If you choose to drink distilled water, add a little magnesium citrate or magnesium malate to your water.
6. Avoid red meat if you are at a high risk for cancer, as it is high in absorbable iron, a major carcinogen that can trigger massive amounts of free radicals and inflammation. If you love red meat, eating it with organic vegetables (such as the ones above) will dramatically reduce iron absorption. Never let your meat get charred, because doing so produces potent carcinogenic chemicals
7. Don’t consume sugar or artificial sweeteners, MSG, or any kind of excitotoxic chemicals and glutamates. These have been found to be enormously powerful stimulants for cancer growth and invasion.
Plus two more…
1. Love, laugh, relax, sing, play, imagine, and create.
2. Red Wine – good for the antioxidants!...
SUGAR: Refined Sugar vs. Unrefined Sugar
The 2003 “Diet, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases” report issued by the World Health Organization concretely linked an increased intake of refined sugar with cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Refined sugars can be found under a number of guises, including sucrose, fructose, corn syrup, white sugar, and high-fructose corn syrup. White sugar (sucrose) is one of the most dangerous refined sugars and has managed to pervade most of the packaged foods we eat.
What is White Sugar?
White sugar (Sucrose) is a highly processed, refined compound derived from sugar cane and/or sugar beet. Both plants contain yellowish brown raw sugar crystals, which are extracted from the crushed plants and bleached with sulphur dioxide before centrifuge machines remove any large impurities such as dirt and animal dung. From here the sugar is passed through sweetened cloths and bathed in phosphoric acid and calcium hydroxide to release the iron present in the sugar. If iron is present in sugar, the crystals will eventually turn gray and it will not be fit for sale. Finally, the liquid sugar is filtered through animal bone charcoals that absorb non-sugar impurities and dried to a white powder. The resulting product is 99.9% sucrose and almost completely void of nutritional elements.
What is Brown Sugar?
Brown sugar is simply refined white sugar mixed with molasses syrup.
Health Risks Associated with Sugar
White sugar suppresses the immune system by decreasing the vitality and number of white blood cells, the body’s immune response to invaders. It makes the body...