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CBAN’s Guide to GMOs

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) put together some helpful tips to avoid GMO/GM products.

Finding Balance Between Convenience & Home Cooking

The benefits to home cooking and using convenience products.

Immune Boosting Foods for Cold & Flu Season

Eating foods rich in immune boosting vitamins and minerals will provide you with the nutrients needed to avoid cold & flu season! Immune boosting nutrients include Vitamin A, D, E, C, zinc and selenium. Here are some of our favourite foods that include these nutrients, plus a few others to help fight off any colds you run into this winter season.

Kale is a health food store darling for good reasons but what about Chard?

While this leafy green is commonly known as Swiss Chard, it actual origin is Sicily not Switzerland! Chard is one of the most impressive greens out there, as it has an extremely high nutrient-density.

Are Nectarines just a fuzz-less peach?

We know it’s been on your mind all summer – what is the difference between nectarines and peaches? Find out why we are excited about nectarines, plus a great Upside Down Nectarine Cake!

Preserving Your Summer Harvest

Everyone looks forward to fall and the beautiful fruits and vegetables that are harvested. Not only are they bursting with flavor but they are also the best price of the season. Be sure to stock up on your favorite fruits and vegetables and preserve them for the winter.

Detox from Stampede

Whether you love or hate Stampede, the hustle & bustle and a lot of yahooing impacts all of us Calgarians. However you chose to participate in Stampede, you’re likely feeling pretty sluggish now that it’s over. Community Natural Foods is here to get you back into your routine and feeling back in tip top shape!

Camping Tips for the Vegan/Vegetarian

It’s the May Long Weekend, which means camping season has begun! Whether you’re looking at cutting back your meat consumption, or a vegan lifer, sometimes preparing for a camping trip can seem a bit daunting for the vegan in the group. We’ve put together a list of essentials to bring, some tips and some delicious recipes that will make your meat-eater friends wish they could have your food!

Top 10 Food Items Under $10

Community Natural Foods has thousands of products under $10 including many of our Community Naturals Grab & Go lunches, yummy treats and even some vitamins & supplements! Here are some of our top picks of food items.

Top 10 Health & Body Care Items Under $10

Community Natural Foods has thousands of products under $10 including many of our Community Naturals Grab & Go lunches, yummy treats and even some vitamins & supplements! Here are some of our top picks of items in Health & Body Care.

Karlene Karst on Family, Health & Balance at 40

As every mother knows, motherhood is a journey that no one really prepares you for. It is a love so selfless, so caring, and unconditional, that if someone had told me I would feel this way, it might have been hard for me to believe. The joys and challenges are immense – the highest of highs, mixed in with the lowest of lows. It truly is the hardest job in the world. For the better part of the past decade I was pregnant, breastfeeding, or in a hormonally induced haze of sleep deprivation and emotional fatigue. Yet, I know that motherhood is by far the greatest gift I have ever been given. My three children are my best and proudest accomplishment; they have taught me more than any self-help book, leadership program, or business course ever could. I also learned about my body and its health; that I needed more energy than ever before; that sleep was essential, and that I had to figure out how to fill my own cup with patience, without forgetting to nurture myself so I could be the best mom I could be. And still be me!

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

Unlocking the Puzzle Dr Karen Jensen, retired NDSometimes coming up with a diagnosis or a treatment plan for a patient is like working a complicated puzzle – the broad outlines come together easily, but getting to the details that complete the picture can be tricky. In my books on women’s health I provide a tool to help women see more clearly what’s going on with their hormone health by looking at symptoms. And now I’m sharing this tool with you