Benefits of Salmon

Sockeye Salmon

Its Sockeye season and we love our salmon!

Sockeye Salmon is an amazing fish. The name “sockeye” or ‘suk-kegh’ comes from the indigenous people who lived along the lower part the Fraser River. Suk-kegh means “red fish”.
Young salmon migrate from freshwater lakes and streams to the ocean. They then return as adults to their original freshwater home to spawn. There are also sockeye which solely live and reproduce in lakes, such as the Okanagan Lake. These are called Kokanee.

Salmon have many nutritional properties. They are loaded with healthy Omega 3 fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The research in The Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that eating oily fish once or twice a week may increase your lifespan.

There’s still the problem of environmental pollution and toxins. I believe that the benefits of eating sockeye salmon outweigh the detriments. Always choose wild over farmed salmon. In my opinion, salmon farms threaten the entire ecosystem in British Columbia. There is a great film called ‘Salmon Confidential’ that explains the nutritional and environmental dangers of farmed salmon. Steer away from Atlantic Salmon, which is usually farmed, and if you don’t fish, reach for Alaskan or Sockeye Salmon which is not allowed to be farmed.
A great and easy way we eat our wild salmon my husband catches is with lemon pepper. It is delicious and allows us to still taste the natural quality of the amazing salmon.
Bon Appetite!

EWG’s 2013 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

quote from EWG.ORG “The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all”

I highly recommend visiting EWG’s 2013 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce and check out the ‘Dirty Dozen’ & ‘Clean Fifteen’

Is candida yeast linked to ADHD and Autism?

Many children with ADHD and Autism have had a history of ear infections with a lot of antibiotic use. When antibiotics are used to kill a bacterial infection, the good and bad bacteria are both destroyed resulting in a condition called intestinal dysbiosis. This is when the intestinal gut has an overgrowth of yeast.

The lining of the intestinal gut wall is damaged and holes are created due to the absence of good bacteria. The lining becomes permeable resulting in a condition called permeable gut syndrome (or leaky gut syndrome).

Food molecules and other waste materials are absorbed through this compromised intestinal gut lining creating havoc in the bloodstream and body.  The body responds by triggering allergies.

Toxic chemicals called acetylaldehydes are produced when candida yeast either grows or dies. These chemicals interfere with proper brain function.  Two major symptoms of candida infection are poor memory and lack of concentration.

Some other candida-related symptoms include: slow reflexes, depression, lethargy and apathy, decreased mental energy, anxiety, fatigue, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PMS and breast swelling/tenderness in women, headaches, memory loss, hives, seborrhoea, psoriasis, skin rashes, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, nasal congestion, sinusitis, infertility, prostatitis, pelvic pain, loss of libido, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, hypoglycemia, schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa, lupus, hyperactivity, behaviour and learning problems.

Whole foods are more important than supplements

Studies show that nutrients are more effective when they are combined with other substances in the foods – they actually work in synergy with each other. In vitamins and supplements, chemicals are often used to isolate nutrients and abstract them from foods to use in the supplement. Even though Kathy focuses on whole foods for optimal health, she recognizes that supplements may be needed in some cases, where the body’s system is depleted or very deficient in nutrients. She can then recommend reputable brand names of natural supplements which are made locally


Kathy’s recommendations are for supporting the body nutritionally and helping the body normalize itself according to it’s present needs. She does not ‘diagnose’ or ‘treat’ disease.

Contact Kathy to find out how to improve your health and quality of life.