Food is an essential part of our lives – as sustenance and medicine, custom and tradition, social bond and emotional salve. 

Conscious communities are increasingly returning to nature and learning to respect food once again.

Yes, food is medicine.  Eating the right things, in the right way, in the right amount, will help keep you and your family happy, healthy and strong.  We advise all of our patients to eat a healthy, organic, plant-based diet.   But your food choices can also make the world a better place.

This growing season, why not buy local produce?  Instead of weekly trips to the mega-mall for a trunkload of food, try more regular visits to pick up 2-3 days’ worth of locally-grown food at a farmers’ market.  If you join one of Ottawa’s many Community Shared Agriculture programs, you can have a basket of fresh local produce delivered to your door.

If you don’t do it now, why not start a garden?  It takes work, but that time is better spent outdoors than watching TV.  If you don’t have one at home, a growing Community Garden Network rents out small plots across the city to budding farmers.  Start small and learn from your neighbors.

Join the #WhatsInYourLunch campaign and share the healthy treats you eat with us by hashtagging #WhatsInYourLunch and tagging us on social media (@SeekersCentre). We’d love to see what our Seekers put together and we’re excited to share our treats with you!