How to Sleep Soundly this September

With a busy back-to-school season in full affect, good quality and consistent sleep becomes more important than it was yesterday. Canada ranks well in a lot of things, taking first place in quality of life and one of the top three countries for women and education.

But, did you know what else we rank top three […]

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. […]

Ironing out deficiencies

Put the pedal to the metal with Iron

Has your get-up-and-go gone away? Feeling sluggish is no joke, especially when it’s caused by iron deficiency. Approximately 4% of premenopausal women are iron deficient, and certain groups including children under age 2, adolescent and menstruating women as well as older adults are at greater risk of iron […]

Wake up and shake up with Organic MCT Oil

MCT is the short-hand for medium-chain triglycerides which, as the name suggests, contain medium-length chains of fatty acids called triglycerides. Because of their relatively shorter fatty acid chain length, it’s been reported that our bodies can absorb MCT oil faster and easier than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs), taking it directly from the gut to the liver […]

Magnesium – Why is it so tough to get enough?

A deficiency of this multi-tasking mineral can become problematic since it plays a critical role in more than 800 biochemical reactions in the body. Hundreds of your body’s chemical processes fall apart without magnesium. When we say our entire body needs magnesium, that’s not an exaggeration.

When we pull back from the microscope and start 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 […]

Get to sleep sooner and stay asleep longer

Are you one of the many Canadians suffering from a lack of quality sleep? A recent Canadian study showed that 55% of women and 43% of men between the ages of 18-49 experience sleep issues.1 Melatonin is a supplement that can help you get to sleep sooner, and stay asleep longer for a better next day.

Melatonin […]

Could this be the cause of your fatigue and lack of stamina?

You could be ironed-out.

Iron deficiency and anemia – Could this be the cause of your fatigue and lack of stamina?
The World Health Organization of the United Nations calls iron deficiency anemia the world’s most prevalent nutritional disorder, affecting over 20% of the world’s population.1 Anemia is the result of insufficient red blood cells or hemoglobin in […]

What does a magnesium deficiency look like?

Without enough magnesium, your body will have huge disruptions in the most fundamental processes of life. Not enough cellular energy. Not enough proteins synthesized. All kinds of metabolic reactions interrupted. It’s hard to tell how these disruptions will rear their ugly heads. Migraines, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, anxiety, infertility, or more muscle cramping.

You might […]

Low iron means low energy

Iron deficiency is a common health problem and can have a significant impact on quality of life. It develops as the body’s iron reserves become depleted and less able to supply its cells with iron. Causes include:

Low dietary intake of absorbable iron
Increased iron requirements due to pregnancy
Diminished iron absorption due to dietary […]