Bakery & Bread

Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery  The founder grew up in Victoria, was part of Silver Hills Guest House and now runs this growing locally owned bakery in Abbotsford, BC. Delicious bread, buns, and wraps for your every need from sprouted grains.  Organic bread available in many varieties.  Available in Victoria at most grocery stores, Costco, and McGavins Bread Outlet.

Lifestyle Retreats

Newstart Weimar Institute  Newstart programs available from home or live-in 10 to 18 days in Weimar, CA.  Excellent programs that help reverse chronic diseases including heart disease.  The program includes health education presentations by licensed physicians, massage therapists, registered nurses and provides a whole food plant based diet, lifestyle, therapeutic treatments, physician and lab assessments, nutrition, exercise and more.

Depression A Way Out–Residential Program in the USA  At the residential Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program™, we use a comprehensive mental approach to get your thinking back to its full potential. You will learn how your thoughts, beliefs, and actions all play together to make up your life. Each program offers full counseling sessions and continual post-program sessions.

Silver Hills Guest House  A whole food, plant based 7 to 12 day live-in program that will transform your life!  Located in Lumby, BC, it’s accessible and affordable.  A great resource that is “LOCAL”.

Recipes / Health Research and Initiatives

Canada Food Guide  “Eat a variety of healthy foods every day!”   Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and protein foods. Choose protein foods that come from plants more often.

Canada Food Guide Consultation Summary of Evidence Base for Guiding Principles and Recommendations (2019 Release of New Canada Food Guide)

Forks Over Knives Recipes, Articles and Movie Info This website has a wealth of information including professional articles and stories of lives transformed with a WFPB diet.

Food As Medicine:  Cooking for Your Best Health  Winner of the 2017 prestigious Gourmand Award (Cordone Bleu Paris), Sue Radd, RD.  Facebook Food As Medicine Book

Good Vegan Vibes   11 things I learned in the plant-based nutrition eCornell certificate program.

NutritionFacts / Dr. Michael Gregor  Phenomenal research, podcasts and video material on WFPB nutrition.  A definite GO TO site.

Oh She Glows  A vegan recipe blog filled with colourful pictures and delicious combinations that will tantalize your taste buds.

One Green Planet  A wealth of recipes that are heart healthy.  Just start typing what you’re looking for in the search bar.  One of the most user friendly websites that provides healthy recipes for any background.

Plant-Based Nutrition Program from Cornell University

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)  Health and Nutrition education, Ethical Research and Education.  21-Day Vegan Kickstart Meal Plan  News updates, articles and blog posts.  You may sign-up for a variety of updates from PCRM–all free.  Excellent resources.

The Food Pharmacy Started by a pharmacist in 2006 and located in Florida…amazing opportunities for education and recipes.  Choosing Food Over Medicine.

Logo - BAED CMYK - Date in blackBE ACTIVE EVERY DAY 2018

Dr. Domke, MD, MPH and Heidi Domke, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM visted schools in Fall 2018 to teach elementary students, teachers and parents about the health benefits of 5-2-1-0  (Live 5210) during the Doctors of BC “Be Active” campaign (Be Active Every Day Campaign).  Four schools with combined over 1,200 students signed.  The message was:  Eating 5 fruits and veggies every day, 2 hours or less screen time, 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sweetened beverages.

DOCTORS OF BC–Grand Prize Winner @ one of the Victoria schools we visited!  Congratulations to our student at Monterey Middle School for winning!

Diabetes Undone

Diabetes Undone

Did you know? Type 2 diabetes can be undone.

In fact, it’s been scientifically proven that you can experience dramatic health improvement, freedom from medications, and even disease reversal itself—all by adhering to a healthy lifestyle. But that’s exactly why you’re here, isn’t it? Because, at the end of the day, the power to prevent and reverse your disease lies right in your hands. Welcome to Diabetes Undone.

Join us for this informative and life-changing 10 hour course over 4 weeks (2 1/2 hours each Sunday) as we learn from Dr. Wes Youngberg, MD (California–Lifestyle Medicine Physician) and Brenda Davis, RD (Kelowna, BC) via a DVD presentation, interactive workbook / group discussions and try new recipes.  Participants receive their own workbook, DVD and cookbook.  Participants may be able to reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 1/2 and pre-diabetes through diet and lifestyle.  Potentially reduce insulin usage with Type 1 Diabetes by as much as half through diet and lifestyle changes.


We’re partners with Doctors of BC to bring you Walk with your Doc in Victoria, BC.  A family physician with a Masters in Public Health will be joining us. Coming soon…a Cardiac Surgeon too!  Check our Victoria Healthy People events page for the next FREE Walk with your Doc event!