Inflammation plays an important part in our bodies’ healing processes, but lifestyle and dietary habits can cause it to do more harm than good. Acute inflammation is typically caused by injury – increased blood flow … Continue reading Fighting and Preventing Inflammation
The Kootenay Co-op chooses our products very carefully to provide the highest quality, local, sustainable, and organic products at reasonable prices. Nevertheless, our diverse membership of over 11,000 member-owners represents a wide array of interests, … Continue reading Kootenay Co-op Guides and Publications
Before you head to the beach, out for that picnic or into the great sunshine for your favorite activity be sure to stop by the Wellness department to pick up that essential item, sunscreen! Our … Continue reading Soak up the Sun
Heart Healthy Foods Nutrients for a healthy cardiovascular system. Omega-3 Omega fatty acids help to fight inflammation and oxidation and are a great contribution to a heart-healthy diet. Studies have shown that this nutrient may … Continue reading Heart Healthy Foods
Whether you’re planning to rejuvenate your gut-health, detoxify your liver, start an herbal cleanse, or enjoy a whole food diet, the Co-op has all your cleansing and detox needs covered. We have compiled some tips for a healthy … Continue reading Detox with the Kootenay Co-op
Cucumber & Citrus Detox Water Ingredients Half a cucumber, sliced thin Juice of 1 lemon Juice of 1 lime Juice of 1 grapefruit Ginger, 1 half-inch piece chopped into 4 pieces 4 – 6 cups … Continue reading Cucumber & Citrus Detox Water
A cleansing herbal formula can help get your body’s systems working in harmony again. Here are some simple ideas that can support your New Year’s cleanse or simply contribute toward good health any time of … Continue reading Healthy Detox Habits
Food and fitness go hand-in-hand. Healthy food helps fuel our bodies, giving us the energy to enjoy our favourite physical activities. They also help us keep our stamina and endurance up during these activities, and aid us in … Continue reading Powered by Food
Jennifer Gawne of Wild Peach Preserves is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist, and she takes pride in making nourishing food medicine. She makes bone broths with local and organic beef or chicken bones, fortified … Continue reading What’s So Special About Bone Broth?
What are superfoods? Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods which are especially beneficial for health and well-being. In some cases, superfoods help heal or prevent certain medical conditions, such as cancer, disease, eczema and digestive problems. On … Continue reading What’s so Super About Superfoods?