Nourishing Resilient Children

We all want our kids to feel their best, thrive in school and be well nourished. But some days are hectic and getting your child to eat their green veggies (or any vegetable at all for that matter) can be a challenge. Whether you have a picky eater or a child who eats everything you […]

Gut feelings: the gut and joint pain connection

We’ve all heard about how the gut influences our mood, our skin and our immune system. But did you know that your experience of pain could be linked your gut1?

Your gut lining is just one cell thick, and when it becomes compromised due to stress, diet, and an overly hygienic lifestyle, can let foreign materials […]

Phytonutrients to the rescue!

These days, anyone would feel overwhelmed by all the different, often conflicting health advice coming at us from all directions. But one consistent recommendation through the years has been to increase daily vegetable and fruit consumption. But what is evolving is the volume and level of details we continue to learn about the nutrition benefits […]

What are lectins? And should you avoid foods containing them?

The lectin-free diet is becoming popular for people who want to lose weight, improve their gut health and digestion. But is it worth it? Should you really be afraid of lectins?

What are lectins?
Lectins are a type of plant protein that can be found in almost all foods, especially whole grains and legumes, and nightshades (tomatoes, […]

What is fermented turmeric powder?

Turmeric is a tuberous plant (Curcuma longa) from the ginger family, and curcumin is one of the compounds found in the root of that plant. The root of the turmeric plant contains phytonutrients, many of which are in a group known as curcuminoids (a group of polyphenols). These curcuminoids are the phytonutrients that produce a […]

The evolution of plant-based protein

Enter any health food store and you’ll likely see a whole shelf (if not aisle) dedicated to protein supplements. Most products in this space will have the same, standard ingredients: a protein source (whey, casein, plant-based, etc.) and some form of flavour or sweetener.

Naturally, you may have questions – which one will be easiest on […]

Eliminate pain, naturally!

We carry a personal story of pain throughout our entire lives. Everyone experiences physical pain, that provides valuable feedback, to help guide our actions, determine the safety of our environment and signal us when there are issues with our health. Pain ranges from mild to intense, but we all have our own threshold and experience […]

Add more superfoods to your smoothies!

Remember when your mom and grandma told you to “Eat more greens?” Well guess what, they were right! Thousands of published scientific studies from around the world have confirmed the healthy wisdom of what mom and grandma always said. And that’s not all!

Now the latest research also tells us to eat the blues, the reds, […]

Are fermented foods for you?

Fermented food is not food that has gone bad – it is food that has gone… well, improved! When a healthy food is fermented, microbes magically transform it into something even more tasty and nutritious! Read on to learn more.

Why Do I Want to Eat Microbes, Again?
When a food is fermented, helpful microbes change the […]

Fermented foods: nature’s gift that keeps on giving

Today’s consumers are demanding products with greater nutrient levels, better taste and that fit within various lifestyles like paleo, vegan, macro etc., all while being more natural without additives or artificial flavourings. Sure, we can eat more fruits and vegetables, have our greens powder or take several vitamins, but there’s a piece missing that provides […]