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Be ready for the dreaded cough and cold season!

We can pretty much all agree that the back-to-school season might as well be rebranded as the back-to-germs season, right parents!?

While simple good health habits like covering your mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing and washing your hands often with soap and water can go a long way in helping prevent the spread of germs, sometimes […]

6 tips to keep your kids healthy

For children, the start of the school year is filled with excitement and anticipation of new adventures, learning and reconnecting with friends they haven’t seen all summer. For parents, it’s knowing that their kids will be exposed to lots of pesky germs and viruses.

Here are 6 simple guidelines to help your kids stay healthy all […]

How to spend less time being sick this fall

Being sick costs everyone.

Being sick costs your employer. Canadians, on average, take 9 sick days per year. And these sick days cost the Canadian economy more than 16.6 billion dollars annually1.

But being sick also costs you. Getting taken down by a cold or flu always seems to happen at the worst time – when your […]

Natural cold and flu relief

Runny noses, phlegmy coughs, scratchy throats, fever and lethargy will sap the fun out of any family event. Having Flora’s Elderberry Crystals for Kids stocked and on hand is the kind of planning ahead that will save the day if cold and flu symptoms strike. Made from fresh organic European elderberry juice, the crystals are […]

Oregano and thyme for coughs

With the modern overuse of antibiotic pharmaceuticals and antibacterial cleaners, the harmful pathogens that we are exposed to today are becoming more aggressive and resistant. At the same time, our own immune systems have become more vulnerable to these pathogens. Thankfully, nature has provided us with safe and effective tools to help us combat such […]

3 Ways to Boost Kids’ Immunity

Schools are little germ factories and back to school shopping is no longer just about buying crayons, backpacks and binders! Nowadays, parents look for natural health products to support better digestion, brain health, and immunity. With a variety of options like omega fish oils, kid-friendly multivitamins, probiotics, and more, parents have many ways to keep […]

5 Quick Tips to Get Your Children Ready for a New School Year

1. Plan School Lunches Together

Hummus on whole wheat pita bread? Check. Carrots and celery with a creamy dip? Sounds great. However you decide to fill your child’s belly, the key to creating meals they enjoy is to enlist their help in creating the menu! When children have a say in what they get to eat, […]

Methods for managing stress

We have barely begun to enjoy a well-deserved summer rest, and we are already bombarded with the insidious media and store shelves. It reminds us of the chaotic times of the back-to-school season approaching quickly. The start of the school year is often—for children and parents alike—a stressful time of transitions. Here are some tips […]

Can a fish oil help improve mood?

Our brains (plus the highly sophisticated network of neurons that run throughout our bodies) think for us, make sense of the information around us, and create the emotions and “feelings” that make us who we are and inform our experience of life.

But sometimes, these emotions and feelings can become negative, which we call feeling “down […]

Mental health: it’s not all in your head

Most of us tend to think of the brain as an isolated control centre for all our other organs. But the fact is, our inner workings are far more synergistic. According to Karen Jensen, naturopathic doctor and author of Three Brains: How the Heart, Brain, and Gut Influence Mental Health and Identity, there is a […]