Category: Health

The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet

Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health by Rip Esselstyn If you want to go vegan, here’s your chance to hop on the Engine 2 seven-day challenge and try it out. Rip Esselstyn, former firefighter and world-class triathlete and still fabulously fit in his fifties, lays out all you need to know to get started. […]


Be Your Own Herbalist!

What perfect timing to get Michelle Schoffro Cook’s book for review, just as the warming weather invites one to prowl the aisles of the garden center. The beauty of herbs is that they are absolute powerhouses of flavor, nutrition and medicinal benefits, and anyone can grow them in an indoor pot, outdoor container or garden […]


The Germ Files: The Surprising Ways Microbes Can Improve Your Health and Life

(and How to Protect Yourself From the Bad Ones) Jason Tetro studied microbiology at the University of Guelph and spent fifteen years researching microbiology at the University of Ottawa, so he’s a germ expert. Being germ-phobic, I opened his book with some trepidation after reading in bold red type on the back cover: “SOME GERMS […]