Vitamin B & Beyond

Adapting to high stress

A promising combination of high-dose B vitamins and a super food for performance during stressful times offers support.

Stress. It’s something that all of us experience, regardless of job, geographic location or family situation. Stress is the body’s response to environmental stimuli (stressors). It’s natural and healthy to a degree; stress can motivate […]

What can Maca do for you?

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 […]

Adapt to Stress with Ashwagandha

Stress. It’s something that all of us experience, regardless of job, geographic location or family situation. Stress is the body’s response to environmental stimuli (stressors). It’s natural and healthy to a degree; stress can motivate us and move us forward in life. Too much stress and an inability to manage it, however, can have dramatic […]

Stay Fresh with Chlorophyll

Nature’s internal deodorizer

 

Nature provides humans with healing materials for so many of our health issues. It even provides a substance that can help to naturally deodorize our bodies. Chlorophyll is nature’s internal deodorizer.

Chlorophyll is the green pigment present in plants and algae. It allows plants to absorb sunlight, which is then used in the plant’s […]

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. […]

Medicinal Mushrooms are modern day magic

The healing powers of mushrooms have been well known to humans for thousands of years in ancient cultures such as those of Tibet, China and India. That has stood the test of time. What has changed is the ways in which we can take advantage of the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms.

The benefits are many. […]

The adrenals: your personalized battery pack

The two walnut-size glands that sit just above each kidney are the unsung heroes of the human body.  Our adrenal glands work as batteries to energize our body.  Although they secrete adrenaline and other hormones that play a number of essential physiological processes in our body, they are most commonly associated with their ability to […]

Finding adrenal balance

Discussions around adrenal fatigue usually center around women. But men need to care for their adrenals too, and when things go amiss, their specific nutritional and supplement needs can be different from women’s. In this article, we take a look at some options for men to support their adrenal glands during times of stress.

Do you […]

Suffering from anxiety?

Anxiety is a modern epidemic. Millions of Canadians identify as suffering from mood disorders – and stress and anxiety are at the top of the list. If you feel anxious often and wonder why your body seems to be on stress auto-pilot, it can be helpful to know that you’re far from alone. In fact, […]

Chronic stress and adrenal health

Your adrenal glands, two triangular shaped glands that sit at the top of your kidneys, secrete hormones in your body. These hormones travel through the bloodstream and act on various body tissues and enable them to function correctly.

When we’re under stress, the adrenals produce a surge of cortisol and other hormones to calm the body. […]