food · healthy eating

7 eating habits that we know are good for us

Diets vary greatly from place to place based on food availability, eating habits and culture. Yet, when it comes to food, there is a lot that we know about what is and what is not good for us and this is true no matter where we live. 7 eating habits that we know are good… Continue reading 7 eating habits that we know are good for us

In the News · Organic farming

North Dakota woman donates 3,727 pounds of vegetables from community garden

From Mother Nature Network:    When Donna Stumphf was in her Grand Forks, North Dakota, community garden last fall, she was surprised to see the number of abandoned plots that had viable vegetables left behind. “I saw so many gardens that still had vegetables and the people just walked away,” Stumphf tells MNN. “I guess they… Continue reading North Dakota woman donates 3,727 pounds of vegetables from community garden

Science and your health

Say what? Coconut Oil is poison? What have you been smoking?

A professor said coconut oil is “pure poison” and because she is affiliated to Harvard University everyone is running around like chickens without heads. Well, my response is this: why have a billion Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans who use coconut oil daily for cooking not been poisoned?? In those countries they also apply… Continue reading Say what? Coconut Oil is poison? What have you been smoking?

green exercise · In the News · Science and your health

The Globe and Mail: Why exercising outdoors is better than hitting the gym

  The Globe and Mail: Wendy Pauls, 41, is at her happiest when she is running, mountain biking or paddling in the great outdoors. Her favourite places to exercise are through rolling countryside or on a wooded trail. “Fitness and fresh air go very well together!” says this life coach and personal trainer, who lives… Continue reading The Globe and Mail: Why exercising outdoors is better than hitting the gym

healthy eating

Reengaging people with our land for a sustainable food system & healthier population

NATION Newspaper; 21st April 2018; Fenella Plows: It has been said that ‘the health of eaters reflects the health of the food system’. Many diseases and causes of death are diet-related, hence why efforts are increasing to ensure that food systems worldwide are enhanced and that the health of our populations are also improved through… Continue reading Reengaging people with our land for a sustainable food system & healthier population

Heritage Garden

From Nature Reserve to Organic Garden

I am excited to be volunteering with Nature Seychelles for the second time and this time it is under a completely different program, the Green Health program. What’s even more exciting is that I am the first ever to have a placement as Garden Volunteer at Nature Seychelles’ Heritage Garden!

Science and your health

Turmeric may improve your memory and mood

Science Daily, 23 Jan 2018: Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.