Healthy Links

These are some great links to help inspire you to Liv Healthy.

You will find everything from great recipes in the healthy eating section, information about food allergies or food intolerances, interesting resources to answer you natural health questions, to great green resources to help you find more about how to minimize your impact on the environment.

Healthy Eating
  • Chet Day's - A collection of natural health articles and healthy recipes
  • Dr. Mercola's website is full of great information. If you are just starting out, learning more about health & wellness, his ideas can seem a little extreme, because many of them go against everything we've been taught. His sincerity and his passion to share information is evident.
  • Food Scout is a great resource that examines different nutrients, daily requirements and food sources for each nutrient.
  • Genetically Modified Food Guide is produced by Green Peace, Canada. This particular guide focuses on Canadian food staples and examines which foods contain the most and the least genetically modified ingredients.
  • Local eating.ca was inspired by the book the 100 Mile Diet. It is a great resource for Canadians who are endeavouring to eat local.
  • Healthy Diet Podcast has great, informative healthy audio podcasts.
  • The Healthy Shopper is the place to get Canadian Coupons on lots of natural and organic products.  You can find coupons for a variety of products ranging from supplements to cereal and personal care items.
  • You are what you eat…..be Licious!   Delicious, healthy, balanced, whole food meals freshly prepared and delivered daily. www.liciousliving.com
  • A great resource on Organic Foods: www.organic_centre.org  also check out their pocket guide to the top contaminated produce.
  • Here's a Canadian resource for finding Organic products, produce and farms Organic.ca
  • Chef Keith Snow's Harvest Eating website is full of fantastic video recipes showing you everything you need to know about seasonal cooking.
  • Get educated, get Involved and Go Organic at www.organic.org
  •  iHealthTube has free videos, articles and podcasts about natural health and alternative medicine.  
  • Great recipes, articles and healthy tips at www.tasteforlife.com.
  • Excellent fact-based inforamtion to help people live healthy and nutritious lifestyles are available to you through Nutrition Secrets's website.  There is a great article on the Nordic diet there you may be interested in.
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Food Allergy/Intolerance Friendly Resources

I have discovered that I have several food intolerances (gluten, dairy, almonds, peanuts,eggs,  kidney beans and pinto beans). What is incredible, is that when I avoid these foods, I don't have a cold. As soon as I "cheat" and have more than just one bite of these things, I get a runny nose, or stuffed up or a sore throat, or all of the above! All of this time, I have thought that I had a cold that just lingers, it's really because my body is busy trying to process the foods that I have intolerances to. These are foods that I was eating multiple times a day, so my body wasn't getting a break, and my immune system was tired.

I have decided that instead of feeling sorry for myself, I will discover new foods that I can eat & that I haven't tried before! The challenge is finding recipes for dishes I like, that take into consideration multiple food allergies.

These websites had some interesting allergy information or recipes:

  • Food-allergy.org will help you understand food allergies and "survive them".
  • Jeena's Kitchen Food Blog has great recipes, with step by step pictures too! This link takes you to a red lentil vegetarian flan recipe that is egg, dairy and gluten free!
  • Mrs. G.F. - Recipes for a Gluten Free Life
  • Celiac traveller- this awesome site has a neat Celiac card that you can print off and give to your server at restaurants.  They have this card in over 40 different languages, so it's perfect for those who travel!
  • www.celiachealth.org is the Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation's  Celiac Disease website, a comprehensive source of information and educational tools for people with celiac disease, their families and the medical professionals that treat them.
  • People with severe food allergies, need to not only look at the food labels, but also at the manufacturing practices of the companies producing the products.  Cross contamination can be very dangerous for someone with severe food allergies.  The Navan Foods Blog is written by the store owner who is the mother of a child with severe food allergies.  You'll learn about great products with allergy safe manufacturing practices.
  • Digestive Health Expert, Megan Groves, shares her experience of discovering she has celiac. at www.gluten-free-guide.com 
  • Find Gluten Free restaurants across North America at the Celiac Scene.
  • Connect with others who are also on a gluten-free diet on this free network called Gluten Free Faces.
  • Great recipes for people with food intolerances at www.tasteforlife.com.
  • Great Articles on food allergies and sensitivities: http://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/food-allergies-101/
Your Health
  • The Beginner's Guide to Natural Living is a valuable resource for anyone who's just getting started on their journey to good health, and for those who need a little more inspiration or information.  Larry Cook is a kind and helpful guide.
  • Chet Day's collection of natural health articles and healthy recipes.
  • Dr. Mercola's website is full of great information. If you are just starting out, learning more about health & wellness, his ideas can seem a little extreme, because many of them go against everything we've been taught. His sincerity and his passion to share information is evident.
  • healthzone.ca is a new Canadian health and wellness that includes lots of health resources in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Natural News shares independent news stories on natural health, nutrition and more.
  • Naturally Savvy's website has lots of interesting articles, podcasts and information on natural and organic products.
  • Healthy Moms's Connect Free Health and wellness seminars for mother's in the Burlington-Hamilton-Oakville communities
  • SelfGrowth.com SelfGrowth.com is the most complete guide to information about Self Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.
  • Healthy Child Healthy World is a wonderful organization who's premise is that if we keep our children healthy, we will have a healthy world.  Children are more vulnerable to toxins in our environment.  Many of the standards that are established for toxic levels of various chemicals is based on adults.  This website has lots of information on how you can make healthier choices for your family www.healthychild.org.
  •  iHealthTube has free videos, articles and podcasts about natural health and alternative medicine.  
  • Great recipes, articles and healthy tips at www.tasteforlife.com.
  • Trusted resource for people living with Lower Back Pain healthofback.com
Healthy/Eco Shopping
  • Grass Roots is a great store located in downtown Toronto. They also have an online store that ships within Canada and the United States.
  • The Little Green Book of Big Savings is Toronto's coupon book and guide for an environmentally friendly, healthy lifestyle.  Save over $4,000 from locally owned businesses and learn valuable tips, resources and facts that will inspire and empower you to reduce your environmental footprint.  Part of the proceeds go to non-profit environmental organizations and local businesses.  Online price now reduced!  For more information visit The Little Green Book
  • The Healthy Shopper is the place to get Canadian Coupons on lots of natural and organic products.  You can find coupons for a variety of products ranging from supplements to cereal and personal care items.
  • Green Enterprise Toronto (GET) is a network to help local businesses and customers to "vote with your dollars" for people, planet, and profit. 
  • Below are some links to learn more about fair trade in Toronto, the US and UK:
Green Living
Simple Steps

Simple Steps to Live Healthy

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