Resources

These are some of our favourite websites and resources. We thought we would share them with you. Enjoy!

Meghan Telpner – While I have never met Meghan in person, I would love the opportunity to. She is a holistic nutritionist who inspires me to live life to the fullest every time I read her blog. Meghan discusses the importance of food to your health. Her motto: “Break the rules, make love in the kitchen, and live the life of your dreams”.

Aviva Romm – Herbalist turned midwife turned medical doctor. This woman is my hero.

David Suzuki – For those of you who are passionate about the health of the environment, this is your page. Endless articles on environmental pollutants, toxins in your home, sustainable food sources, climate change.

The Environmental Working Group – Consumer information on cosmetics, food, household cleaners, cellphones and more.

Cosmetic Database – Ever wonder what is in your cosmetic products? This website rates over 62, 000 cosmetic products on their overall hazard, cancer risk, hormone disruption, and immunotoxicity.

The Story of Stuff – Learn about the way we make, use, and then discard ‘stuff’. The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed movies of all time and it’s only 20 minutes in length.

The Naked Label – This group of nutritionists created a fantastic blog that undresses and exposes common grocery products. Very educational

Dr. Sears – Dr. Sears is a pediatrician. His website is a great resource for parents with articles on breastfeeding, pregnancy, parenting, nutrition and vaccines.

Local

Chick-a-Biddy Acres – This farm is an organic CSA farm. By paying a membership fee, you can have a weekly supply of organic, local vegetables. They have also recently added free range chicken, pork, and eggs!

Circle Organic – A local and organic farm that offers CSA and can be found at the Peterborough Farmer’s Market.

Primal Cuts – This is a local butcher that sells only local, GMO-free, hormone-free, antibiotic free, free-range meat.

Transition Town Peterborough – Transition Town Peterborough (TTP) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization focused on reducing our community-wide dependence on fossil fuels while increasing local resilience and self-sufficiency in food, water, energy, culture and wellness with economic localization. 

Kawartha Loon Exchange – The benefit of a local currency is reinforced when comparing how the Canadian dollar is circulated in the local trading area vs the KL. A Canadian dollar when traded locally has no incentive to stay local to the area it was spent in. A member of the public can spend the dollar at a big box store and the majority of that dollar will migrate to corporate headquarters generally outside the local community and never be seen again locally. A local currency like the KL is spent at a participating business and because of its local valuation the business must re-spend the KL locally, preserving local wealth in the community.

Movies

Hungry For Change
The Business of Being Born
Forks Over Knives
Got the Facts on Milk?
Genetic Roulette
Food Matters