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Armed and Ready to Conquer the Classroom…AND its’ Germs

Children catch an average of 6 to 10 colds or flu every year, most often leading to antibiotic prescriptions. For the last decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been advocating for a reduction in antibiotic use due to its connection to the obvious advance of antimicrobial resistance.

Their increased susceptibility is due to the immaturity […]

How to Keep Your Kids Healthy this School Year

Notebook? Check! Shiny new backpack? Yep. Probiotics, prebiotics and fish oil?? Triple check!

Helping your child develop a healthy immune system is so important because it will help them develop resilience, meaning that any sickness they do get will be less severe and the duration of their sickness will be reduced. Resilience also refers to the […]

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back to Stress

Ask the Expert: Back-to-School Stress with Dr. Marita Schauch

 

Q: I find it a very stressful when the kids go back to school. Is there anything that can help my stress level so I can manage everyone’s schedules better?

-Stressed Out, ON

 

A: Between work and home and everything in-between, life provides an unrelenting barrage of stress. […]

The Power of the Little Black Seed

Black Cumin Seed Oil or simply Black Seed Oil has over 100 active compounds which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties. The most notable active ingredient is thymoquinone.

 

Black Seed is quickly becoming the herbal oil to watch with its anti-inflammatory compounds to reduce symptoms of asthma, hay fever and eczema. In addition, its immune boosting […]

Get an A+ During “Back to Sick” Season

Your child has a runny nose, your co-workers are coughing and the guy in the grocery line behind you just sneezed for the second time. It all adds up to one thing – cold and flu season is back. With millions of Canadians infected each year, what’s the best way to deal with cold and […]

Reach your Sleep Goals with Melatonin

Are you one of the many Canadians suffering from a lack of quality sleep? A recent Canadian study showed that 55% of women and 43% of men between the ages of 18-49 experience sleep issues.1 Melatonin is a supplement that can help you get to sleep sooner, and stay asleep longer for a better next day.

Melatonin […]

Take Back Summer – find relief from allergies with probiotics

Sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose are common symptoms that seasonal allergy sufferers experience this time of year.

Since there is no cure for allergies, most healthcare professionals recommend avoiding known allergens to reduce symptoms. The problem is that it’s almost impossible to avoid tree, grass and ragweed pollen.

Pollen is virtually everywhere.

The type of pollen that […]

Healthy Hair from the Inside Out

Your hair tells a story about your overall well-being. Healthy, shiny hair is one indication of vibrant physical health, while thinning, brittle, dull and lifeless hair tells an entirely different story.

While you may think that your nutrient intake is adequate, the fact is that even suboptimal levels of specific nutrients make a noticeable difference to […]

Lecithin – our body’s personal emulsifier

In 1845 a unique substance was discovered by French chemist Theodore Gobley in egg yolk. He called this molecule lecithin after the Greek word Lekithos for egg yolk. Lecithin went on to become a widely used substance in the food industry due to its prized ability to act as an emulsifier. Lecithin can also be […]

Allergies out of control? Here’s why!

Uncontrollable sneezing, headache, itchy eyes and fatigue. Many of us have experienced these dreaded allergy symptoms usually around spring and summer. However, some allergies can last all-year round!

The most common allergy triggers in autumn are ragweed and mould. Dust mites and pet hair bother us in winter and of course, grass and flower pollen wreak […]