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 […]

Can gut health affect how we experience pain?

Nagging joint pain, the burn of arthritis, and even low-grade pain don’t necessarily start from where the pain is felt. Yes, that arthritic pain can develop due to mechanical reasons, like wear and tear on the joints. But new research has found that inflammation and the sensation of pain can actually come from the gut. […]

The unique benefits of fermented herb shots

How does fermentation work?
Fermentation uses microbes to alter the chemistry of the food to make them less susceptible to damage. Friendly yeasts and bacteria begin the process of digesting the sugars within the foods, creating acids that prevent spoilage from non-probiotic microbes. These acids give fermented foods their characteristic tang and provide a number of […]

A healthy gut is essential for a healthy body

If new research has taught us anything, it’s that a healthy gut is essential for a healthy body. The gut is affected by our sleep habits, the food that we eat, our mental state (e.g. stress level), and, of course, the supplements that we take. To nourish and support the microbiome, look no further than […]