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The Skinny on Good Fats

Feeling overwhelmed trying to choose the best foods and ingredients to nourish yourself and your family? You’re not alone. Health food fads pop up in the news and social media feeds constantly, and what’s “best” for us today, may not be so great in a few months.

Eating in the information age isn’t easy, so it’s […]

Make Friends with Maca

The health benefits for the daily use of this Peruvian superfood can be significant for perimenopausal women. 

Along its vast 7,000 km length, the Andes Mountain range of South America hides many ancient secrets. One such secret – the lost mountain-top city of Machu Picchu – was rediscovered in 1911. More recently a natural remedy […]

Better Bowel Health

Constipation. It’s not a fun or exciting topic to discuss, but a necessary conversation to have when it comes to your overall health. According to the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, chronic constipation affects 15-30% of Canadians, and is commonly found in young children and the elderly, occurring more frequently in females than in males. […]

Manage Inflammation Naturally This Year

Our overall wellness is a direct expression of the health of our cells. When our cells are damaged or begin to age, their membranes start to break down. As this happens, compounds that are contained within the cell walls are released into the cellular matrix. Substances such as histamine can increase inflammation and in turn […]

20/20 in 2020

Your eyesight is important and taking preventative action to protect your vision is key. There are many simple things that can be done including wearing sunglasses year-round, reducing exposure to blue light and UV rays and incorporating nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin into your diet. Clinical studies have shown that supplementation can be one of […]

Now is the Time to Try Probiotics

There are lots of good and bad bugs in your body – are the bad ones bugging you? It’s like a blockbuster action movie, the epic battle between good and evil that wages inside your body every day. Inside your mouth, intestines, urinary tract – and for women vaginal tract – there are 100 trillion […]

Pivot to Wellness – Health Trends for 2020

Wellness is not just about changing your diet, your lifestyle or what you consume anymore. It is a mindset, a shift of current beliefs and actions. Individuals are choosing plant based, plastic free and ingredient swaps because they have to – not only to support their health but our fragile environment. Consumers are more conscious now than ever about the […]

Are You Dealing with Chronic Arthritis Pain?

As our bodies age, it’s not uncommon to feel stiffness in our joints, along with a few extra aches and pains. However, those aches and pains can also be an early sign of arthritis. Over 100 different types of diseases are characterized as some form of arthritis by inflammation in the joints and other areas […]

Collagen Continues to Reign in 2020

Winter can be harsh on your skin, hair and nails. Wind, cold, and dryness can all affect how you look and feel. If you want to improve your appearance in the winter and beyond, then you should know about 3 proteins; collagen, elastin, and keratin. These three structural proteins are so vital to the way […]

Tips and Tools for Self-Care

Mind & Body Connection 

Tuning in to our mind-body connection becomes important in building a self-care practice. This can help us better manage stress – the main culprit of illness.

A normal stress response involves an interconnected relationship between our brain and nervous system. It’s a complex orchestration of signaling and releasing hormones (like cortisol, adrenaline […]