October 28, 2012 | A Sound Constitution A Sound Constitution

Coconuts

A Sound Constitution

Coconuts: The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means "monkey face" because the three indentations (eyes) on the hairy nut resemebles the head and face of a monkey. Nucifera means "nut bearing". The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk and oil that has fed and nourished populations around the world for generations. On many islands coconut is a staple in the diet and provides the majority of the food eaten. Nearly one third of the world's population depends on coconut to some degree for their food and their economy. Among these cultures the coconut has a long and respected history. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber,vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness.

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March 12, 2012 | Dr. Paola Lake The Dr. Lake Show

Advocating for the Elderly with Anne Duggan

The Dr. Lake Show

Anne Duggan, founder of Elder Life Advocacy, discusses aging and well-being for the elderly, current challenges that we face with an aging population, and the importance of providing resources and knowledge regarding the needs and services available for the elderly. Ms. Duggan provides consultation services to the aging population on Vancouver Island, B.C. and other areas. With past experience as a Registered Nurse, Ms. Duggan has an exceptional knowledge base and in-depth understanding of the needs of seniors and the importance of their relationships with their family and the community.

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