This recipe is inspired by Sarah Britton’s “Life-Changing Loaf of Bread” from her fabulous blog, My New Roots. I’ve changed up and added a few ingredients and offer the method that works best for me.
This is a dense, hearty bread with so many things going for it, starting with the fact that it is super easy, as far as baked goods go. It always turns out perfect (except the time I forgot to grease the pan…). Loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fats, complex carbs, and a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals, it also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan! It’s also in a very easily-digestible format, due to the fact that the ingredients are soaked for several hours before baking.
May 19-28, 2015, is Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (CIAW). This important week is a time for those who have experienced infertility, their doctors, friends and family to come together and show support for others who are struggling with fertility through conversation and open dialogue. It also provides an opportunity to educate the general public on matters of fertility health and the prevalence of infertility in our society.
In the past few days, it has been extremely encouraging to see the willingness of people to speak candidly about their infertility journeys, as well as the media’s desire to listen and share these stories across the country. We are proud to be a part of this discussion, and sincerely hope that by speaking out and sharing knowledge we will be able to reach anyone who has questions, concerns or hesitations about their own fertility.
We would like to say a special thank-you to patients, past and present, who volunteered to talk about their journey with media; this is a brave thing to do and we are certain that your openness will inspire and provide strength to others. We would also like to thank the various media outlets we spoke with who helped shine a light on this growing awareness movement.
As Canadian Infertility Awareness Week draws to a close, there is one more story we would like to share: Anna’s story. Anna is a young woman who chose to take control of her fertility future when she was met with an unexpected challenge. We hope her story inspires and provides hope to others walking in her shoes:
To help enhance your fertility, you want to eat more whole foods, and less processed and refined foods. Foods rich in fibre and phytonutrients not only provide the body with optimal fuel, but also energy, clear skin, and efficient body system function.
This soup recipe provides a filling, creamy, and delicious meal without the unnecessary fats, fillers and preservatives store-bought soups encompass.
Bonus: it is super simple to make and also freezes nicely!
Omega-3 fats are termed ‘essential’ fats because our bodies cannot manufacture them on their own, so they must be consumed through diet. They are also essential for optimal health, offering powerful anti-inflammatory action throughout the body. These fats also happen to be a primary component in the production of sperm cell membranes. For the ladies, essential omega-3’s are crucial for the brain development of a growing fetus, and there have been some studies showing that postpartum depression can be prevented by increasing omega-3 fat intake prior to giving birth.