Two of my most favourite local resources have gotten together for the month of October to inspire living a more healthful lifestyle.
Compliments of InspireHealth and Nature’s Fare Markets enjoy a free webinar on the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and treatment, as well as many more tidbits of the information kind and the delicious, nutritious kind (yum!).
Thursday, October 25th, InspireHealth staff and volunteers will be on location in Kelowna to host information tables at all Nature’s Fare stores to distribute information and research about the value of an integrative cancer care approach and the power of cancer prevention. If you’re in the Okanagan, do stop in. We would love to talk with you!
At 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th, InspireHealth physician Dr. Joe Schnurr will present a FREE one-hour webinar designed to raise public awareness of the overwhelming evidence of nutrition’s role in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
You MUST register for this free webinar in advance. Register Now
Live Inspired is a month-long health and wellness promotion and fundraiser, which will take place at all eight Nature’s Fare stores throughout October. In addition to discovering the benefits of different natural food items and supplements that help to prevent cancer, this in-store program will include store demos and sampling. Stop by any Nature’s Fare store and pick up a selection of natural foods and supplements recommended by InspireHealth’s medical doctor, and nutrition team.
This month’s e-newsletter from my local health food store, Nature’s Fare Markets, included an excerpt on how to easily sprout beans and grains. As this is something I’m hoping to do more of (especially if it’s as easy as they say), I thought I’d share the tips with you…
“Sprouting at home is an easy and cost-effective way to add enzymatically-active, highly alkalizing food to your daily routine. What should you sprout?
- Beans (all kinds)
- Sunflower seeds (and more!)
How to Sprout in 10 Easy Steps
You can buy sprouting kits in most health food stores, but it’s just as easy to sprout at home using three readily-available household objects: a jar, cheesecloth and a rubber band. Here are the ten steps to sprouting:
- Rinse the seeds you intend to sprout well and pour into the jar (fill to 1/4 mark)
- Fill the jar at least 3/4 full of water
- Soak overnight at room temperature
- Pour out the water and seeds and rinse with fresh water
- Return the seeds to the jar
- Cover the jar with cheesecloth and secure the cloth with the rubber band
- Briefly turn the jar upside down to drain the remaining water
- Sprouts will begin to appear within 24 hours (give or take)
- Make sure the sprouts stay moist so they sprout fully by rinsing and draining them (as in step #7)
- Rinse your sprouts before eating.
Sprouts can be stored in the fridge uncovered for up to one week. Happy sprouting!
Credit: Excerpt from The Thrive Diet / Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide by Brendan Brazier