The Powerhouse Extract

Our inflammatory response – our body’s ability to fight foreign invaders and help repair tissues — is fundamentally important to our overall health. Yet when acute, short-term inflammation becomes chronic, protracted and starts attacking your body’s own tissues, it can be a significant problem. Studies suggest that chronic low-grade inflammation can play a role in […]

Don’t Forget to Eat your Reds

Just think about it for a moment. Think about all the brilliant colours of all the fruits and vegetables that grow on our amazing planet. Imagine this edible rainbow with all the colours of health. Did you know that every colour and shade in the plant kingdom yields its own unique nutritional spectrum? Each of […]

Q & A to Keep the Doctor Away

Gifford-Jones, MD answers your questions on how to age gracefully and mindfully to ensure you live the best golden years possible!

Q: How do you know vitamin C and lysine work to protect against heart attack and stroke?

A: As we age, the body’s production of collagen slows down, which can result in aging skin, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, […]

Herbal Support for Gentle Aging

Herbal medicine can help our bodies and minds as we move through life, and may encourage us to age more gracefully.

The aging process is, of course, natural and inevitable.  It is an accumulation of lessons learned and life lived, but with so many experiences available to us many people seek to slow down the aging […]

Did You Take Your Omega-3 Today?

Very few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids.  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) including omega-3 are needed for many reactions in the body, and are crucial for brain, bone, joint, and cardiovascular health.  EFA’s have also been extensively researched in areas including depression, anxiety, anti-aging and degenerative diseases.  Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Send Dry Skin Packing This Winter

Winter season plagues many with dryness, leaving skin more exposed to all the bugs that are frequently airborne. Anyone who has tried knows that hand sanitizers offer disinfection at a price: pain. Alcohol on broken skin burns and children especially complain. The more alcohol that contacts your skin, the less moisture remains, leaving hands often […]

Banish Inflammation, Naturally

The majority of Canadians over 55 years of age experience some degree of the painful joint disease osteoarthritis. For many, osteoarthritis means constant pain, impaired mobility and seriously reduced quality of life.  Are there solutions for this suffering? Yes! Effective combinations of natural ingredients have received increased attention in recent years. Glucosamine Sulfate and Glucosamine HCL are […]

Why Castor Oil has been around for Centuries

Castor Oil: An Overview

Castor oil has been used from antiquity, its first recorded medicinal use goes back to the time of the Ebers papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical treatise. Castor oil is a viscous, pale yellow vegetable oil pressed from the bean (in truth a seed) of the castor plant, which grows best in wet, […]