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Thank You Summer!

We've had a great season at the Peterborough Farmer's Market. Thank you to all our customers from near & far! 




Who's Looking Out for Us

More than ever we need to be aware of what we're eating and where it comes from. Health Canada is rather occupied by large businesses rather than our health. The truth is that chronic diseases are on the rise more than ever before, reaching epidemic levels, like cancer, obesity and heart disease. Much of this can be traced right back to what we eat and how we nourish ourselves. So be aware, be concious of what you're consuming and choose fuel and nutrients over disease causing junk. Research things like growth hormones and their relation to cancer. In Europe they've banned all beef growth hormones and non-therapeutic antibiotic uses in any animal being produced for food. 
Try adding curcumin (found in tumeric) for cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's because of it's strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Also research supports that with B3 supplementation can cut non-melanoma skin cancers can be cut by 23%*vitality magazine July/August 2015. 
If you li…

Essential Fatty Acid Basics

We often hear how good EFA's are for us (omega 3, 6, and 9's). The body is able to synthesize the majority of the fats it needs from the diet but these two essential fatty acids, linolenic and linoleic acid, cannot be synthesized in the body so must be obtained from what we eat. These are basic fats, found in plant foods, that are used to build specialized fats called omega-3 omega-6 and omega-9  fatty acids, important in the normal functioning of all tissues of the body. Plant foods are the best source! Having a deficiency of these fatty acids can lead to a host of symptoms, problems, and disorders including depression, liver and kidney abnormalities, reduced growth rates, dry skin and decreased immune function.  The benefits of EFA's include relief with menstrual pain, joint pain, ulcers. It helps prevent atherosclerosis and reduce heart disease and stroke.  Omega-3 fatty acid levels have also been associated with decreased breast cancer risk. It is also used as an anti-inf…

Happy June

Basics of Diabetes

There are 3 types of diabetes :
gestational-where 4% of pregnant woman suffer from diabetes complicating things for mom and baby
type 1 -which has an onset early in life 
type 2 - which makes up approximately 90% of all diabetes and usually occurs later on in life although unfortunately seen on the rise in youth as well

Insulin created in the pancreas keeps blood sugar levels down. Diabetics either don't respond properly to it or produce enough insulin. When the blood sugar gets too high over time it affects body tissues. 

Diabetes affects over 3 million Canadians.

Symptoms are often increased thirst, hunger and urination, infections that don't heal, frequent infections, unusual tiredness. 

People with a sedentary lifestyle, smokers, and people that are obese are at a far higher risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Ethnicity may also play a role. 

There can be many complications with diabetes, however healthcare has come a long way allowing people with the disease to live ful…

Time to Exfoliate!

Now that winter is long gone and spring is drawing to a close, it's a great time to exfoliate your skin and get ready for summer. 
By exfoliating you're simply removing dead skin cells sitting on top of your skin. This process helps aid circulation and leaves you more radiant! Not only will you have smoother skin, it's great to avoid those annoying ingrown hairs too! 
Babar Too Co creates wonderful Raw Sugar Body Scrubs that let you exfoliate naturally!
 Loaded with coconut oil and natural fragrances Vanilla Bean, Lemongrass, Lovely Lavender, Pure Peppermnt & Bavarian Chocolate. (and of course Original Unscented)


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May Flowers

As we welcome sunnier weather, higher temperatures, and warm breezes, let us also enjoy the rain & the tempo it takes things to achieve fruition, making us practice patience with or without our will.

Also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon, the Flower Moon just passed bringing with it spring blooms galore! Certain Algonquin tribes called it the Corn Planting Moonor the Milk Moon. http://www.stoneharborws.com/event/full-flower-moon-kayaking-tour/

April Showers bring May Flowers... http://www.travelieur.com/keukenhof-flower-gardens.html

We here at Babar look forward to seeing you out  this market season which officially starts this weekend!

Spring!

Keukenhof Gardens, Holland

We are delighted to welcome spring with open arms! It has been a good winter for us, we even liked all the snow! Yet there's just something refreshing about waking up to birds chirping and the sun coming through the window with just a few clouds in the perfectly blue sky.
It's exciting when the flower pots are already on the shelves, and last year's soil resurfaces at your local grocery. For those go getters that have started seeds indoors, way to go! This year Babar will be growing our Lovely Lavender and Pure Peppermint up north.  
Another thank you to all of our loyal customers who provide the backbone of our company, always providing feedback and what it is you love about our products! 
Recently Sarah of Peterborough said 'my skin craves your hemp seed moisturizer, it just feels so good'! Thank you Sarah, we like it too! It's excellent for all skin types and made with hemp & almond. 
We hope to see everyone out at our markets this …

Diapers: Cloth Vs Plastic

We have no reason to ignore the facts...

September 2005 (Alive Magazine) www.alive.com  The Case for Cloth by Michele Hagadorn, BASc (Nutr), RNCP, CFT Today’s cloth diapers are revolutionized. They are easy to use, environmentally friendly, much healthier for your precious baby, and have the added bonus of saving you money. Picture your baby snuggling in natural, soft cotton. Now imagine how it would feel to sit in a chemical-laden paper and plastic product. Where would you rather be? Cotton Comfort Cotton diapers are breathable, allowing free air flow and less bacterial growth. This feature has been shown to lower the incidence of diaper rash and help keep your baby cool. In fact, a German study published in 2000 linked disposable diaper use to male infertility. Researchers concluded that the use of plastic-lined diapers resulted in significantly higher scrotal skin temperatures in the 48 infants and children studied. Super Convenient Today, cotton diapers are fitted and formed to baby’s bum–…

A Must See!

The movie 'Virunga' is a must see



Full Moon Tonight

Enjoy the Full Winter Moon Tonight

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