February 21st Potluck was a success

It was with a great pleasure that I welcomed 17 people in my home on February 21st.

I wanted to thank those who came and brought some amazing foods.

We had a great variety of food from salads, spicy rolls, sushi, crackers with olive paste, onion rings and of course succulent desserts like chia pudding, energy balls, coconut squares, chocolate mousse and also my blackberry vanilla non-cheesecake. I will share the blackberry cake recipe with you in another post.

I also presented the movie “Truly Heal”. This movie is loaded with information about how we can heal our body from degenerative diseases. I will talk to you more in one of my post coming up. The producer from that movie is coming to Vancouver and will give a 2 day workshop to promote the Truly Heal protocol. Stay tune for more details about his visit to Vancouver.

Mark your calendar for the next one on March 28th.

What Are the Benefits of Eating Hemp Hearts?


Hemp hearts are the edible insides of hemp seeds. Many health benefits accompany the consumption of hemp hearts because of their high and diverse nutritional content. For starters, they are a complete protein. Hemp hearts also contain the essential fatty acids omega 6 and omega 3. In addition, hemp hearts are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. They are also packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E, as well as the minerals calcium and iron. Hemp seeds contain 25 percent protein, 35 percent fatty acids and 27 percent carbohydrates (primarily fiber).


The combination of calories, complex carbohydrates and protein in hemp hearts provides long-lasting energy. Hemp hearts have been shown to increase levels of energy without other stimulants like caffeine and sugar. They provide more energy with less fillers, like sugar and saturated fat, than common energy bars.

Appetite and Weight

The amount of protein in hemp hearts is effective in curbing hunger, especially between meals. They are a healthy addition to a weight loss plan since they provide essential nutrients such as protein, essential fatty acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals without adding an excess of calories, starches and sugars. Their effect on hunger results in healthier eating habits such as choosing fresh fruits and vegetables over pastas and breads. The weight lost with the assistance of hemp hearts is unlikely to be regained, because it is a daily dietary adjustment rather than a temporary fix.


High in fiber, hemp hearts have many health benefits related to the digestive system. Fiber consumption is essential for a healthy digestive system and keeps bowel movements regular. A digestive system with plenty of fiber is able to efficiently remove wastes from the intestines on a daily basis, which is a preventative measure for intestinal diseases. Soluble fiber works in the intestines to lower levels of LDL cholesterol, and insoluble fiber has been linked to lower risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Also, hemp hearts are easily digestible by the human body.

Cellular Health

The balance of essential fatty acids paired with the complete protein found in hemp hearts promotes cellular recovery and development. Larken Bunce, an educator and clinical herbalist, states, “Hemp’s unique fatty acid composition and balance can have significant impact on inflammatory processes and cell membrane activities, which are the foundation of numerous chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, neurodegenerative disorders, hypersensitivities and auto-immune conditions.” The high concentration of essential fatty acids found in hemp seeds also supports the transportation of oxygen to cells throughout the body. The presence of oxygen in cell membranes helps to block viruses, fungi and bacteria.

By Caitlin Erwin