Nelson BC Holistic Health & Nutrition Consultant Aaron Ander

April 6, 2020

In our current level of societal crisis, it’s easy to think of public health as emergency medicine, hospitals, clinics, and government responses to health threats. We tend to equate public health with all those essential activities like quarantine, hospital beds, and “flattening the curve.”

Of course we also think about the availability of masks and hand sanitizer. Everyone wants our front line health care to operate effectively during a pandemic crisis, but how do we ensure the health of our populations when there is no emergency?

Feb 18, 2020

It seems the whole world has gotten into a rush and there is no time for simple home-cooked food anymore. Everything we eat seems to be ready made, conveniently packaged, pre-washed or prepped in advance. Making food from scratch isn’t all that difficult and it costs much less – usually it tastes way better and is made with more wholesome ingredients…

Jan 14, 2020

It always amazes me how much more food costs in a restaurant than at home. As a student on a budget, I am constantly surveying the prices of meals out, asking myself if it is truly worth it. The short answer for me is if it’s dipping into credit – no thank you. I will happily make my own kale Caesar salad, grilled bison sandwich, or green smoothie at a fraction of the cost. Learning these skills is easy, but the discipline to avoid charging meals to my credit card is hard.