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Get to the Root of Your Pain

Noticed some new joint pain creeping in? Whether it’s thanks to a less than ergonomic home office setup, a new ache or pain that’s getting in the way of living the good life, not getting outside for regular activity, finding that it’s hard to keep up with those at-home workouts or being unable to see […]

Energy from the Ground Up

With so many different forms and options for iron on the market, you may be wondering why we are so excited to tell you about yet another. It is a good question and one whose answer can be wrapped up in one word… unique. Not to worry, we will not leave you with a one-word […]

Protect Your Liver and it Will Protect You

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It is unique, being the only organ that can regenerate itself to repair damage and can even regrow if partially removed. On a daily basis, it is involved in our metabolism and protects us from toxic substances. But despite its resiliency, the liver […]

Healthy Skin: Your First Line of Defense

No matter the season, maintaining a healthy immune system is one of the most important jobs for your body. We encounter millions of germs every day, many with the potential to keep us from living an active lifestyle. There’s been an increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria in recent years, which means these germs can be very aggressive and […]

Are You Getting the Most from Your Multi?

All vitamins are NOT the same! Let’s look at multivitamins as an example. Multis are foundational supplements that many Canadians take to fill nutritional gaps. A one-daily multivitamin may include vitamins and minerals from A to Zinc. But where do the ingredients in a multi come from, is your body able to use them, and […]

Feeding Your Microbiome After Antibiotic Use

In 2017 alone, Canadians filled over 24 million antibiotic prescriptions. That’s a lot of antibiotics! While broad-spectrum antibiotics target a wide range of bacteria, narrow-spectrum antibiotics target only a few types. When the cause of an infection is unknown broad-spectrum antibiotics tend to be used and can have several impacts on gut health, including:

Reducing […]

Looking for Plant-Based Calcium?

Most calcium supplements on the market are derived from mined limestone. As we don’t often sit down for a hearty meal of rocks, supplementing with a more “food-like” source makes sense. The algae Lithothamnion calcareum is such a source – a living, edible plant rich in calcium and other nutrients. Branded as Aquamin™, it is […]

DIY Aromatherapy Ideas

Interest in aromatherapy continues to grow with people joining the trend every day. You might start by looking for a scent that you have just enjoyed at someone else’s home, but you may not be aware of the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, or where to go to next. Here are some tips to help […]

Choosing the Best Probiotic for You

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 everyday. Inside your mouth, intestines, urinary tract – and for women vaginal tract – there are 100 trillion bugs […]

Ancient Healing for Modern Life with Medicinal Mushrooms

The healing powers of mushrooms have been revered for thousands of years in ancient cultures such as those of Tibet, China and India. And those time-honoured healing powers are more needed than ever.

Lucky for us, our ability to harness the healing potential found in the diverse world of mushrooms has flourished through modern advancements. And […]