Food For Thought

Foodforthought-Katherine Beslisle

Food For Thought Columnist Katherine Belisle is a registered holistic nutritionist and medical intuitive.  She ha a private practice and enjoys wring and teaching on a variety of topics related to natural health and healing.  Contact her at info@wise-bodies

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: GBP Creative Media

There’s no doubt things are popping with Klondike Kettle Corn. The small business went from selling a few bags of kettle corn at the 2010 Fireweed Community Market to having the product available at local grocery stores, gas stations, fundraisers... Read more

Yukon Local Business


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This is my favorite time of year. The harvests are in, and whether you garden or purchase from local farms, this is when you can preserve a nourishing, tasty abundance of food for the winter.There are many ways to do this — drying, freezing, and fe Read more

Health and Wellness

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August 28, 2014

At this time of year, memories of lazy summer days (if you were lucky) give way to a frenzy of chores — like harvesting and processing food, stocking up firewood, getting ready for school, and putting away summer projects and toys Read more

Health and Wellness


July 31, 2014

Most of us attribute summer fatigue to long days, late nights and too much to do. For some people, though, summer insomnia is more complicated and serious than that. Read more

Health and Wellness


July 17, 2014

Perhaps you do not sing well, or enjoy singing, but nearly anyone can squeak out a tune when inspired. In the same way, your intuition may not be well developed, but like your voice, it can be honed and strengthened with intention, attention and tra Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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July 3-2014

If you’re pressed for time, as most of us are, summer is good news. Gone are winter days with their demand for labour-intensive, heated meals. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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June 19, 2014 Issue

As you know, I am a big fan of using fermented products to restore and maintain health, while adding zing to our palates. Yet, even I wonder about this one: Nothing twists the mouth quite like the idea of consuming fermented cod liver oil, or FCLO Read more

Yukon Food & Drink


June 5 Issue Photos

“That sounds disgusting,” says a browsing patron at last week’s Fireweed Community Market. We are looking at a kombucha scoby, meaning Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. Scoby is whitish, flat, round, and about as thick as a pancake. It is in Read more


Spring Detox

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Spring Detox Need Not Be Complicated “Hey Jane, want a beer?” “No mate, can’t. I am on a cleanse.” Ugh. Nothing puts a damper on things like having to do (or hang out with someone on) a cleanse. Why do people put themselves through this? Read more

Health and Wellness

This is the last article of the series. We've looked at the ineffectiveness of synthetic nutrients, benefits of nutrient-dense foods, and explored how to improve digestion to make the most of what we eat. Read more

Health and Wellness

In part one and two of this series, we investigated the effectiveness of synthetic supplements and looked at the natural food sources of our most needed nutrients. Yet, even with a proper diet, health still eludes some people. Read more

Health and Wellness

In part one of this four-part series, we looked at some discouraging reports on the effectiveness of synthetic vitamins and minerals. So, the question now is – how can we obtain the nutrients we need from food? Read more

Health and Wellness

As a nutritionist, I am often asked about the effectiveness and necessity of taking various vitamin and mineral supplements. Answers are rarely straightforward. This article series will explore why. Read more

Health and Wellness