Using Fermented Nutrients to Fight the Common Cold

Boost your Defense

There are numerous ways you can stop a cold in its tracks. For example, getting a flu shot causes antibodies to develop in your body which provides protection against infection from the viruses that are in the vaccine, however many times it can be ineffective. Depending on your body’s characteristics and how […]

Fermentation: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Health Science

What is Food Fermentation?
A food-preparation technique dating back to ancient times, fermentation has been traditionally used to preserve fresh foods and improve their shelf life, increase nutrient density, and enhance flavour. Many well-known fermented foods and beverages (i.e. apple cider vinegar, olives, miso) have also been shown to contain health-promoting phytonutrients, especially polyphenols.1 These potent […]

Homemade Apple Sauce Made Simple!

Fermented Vegan Apple Sauce

Thanksgiving is just around the corner – try this sweet yet healthy recipe that will impress the whole family!

 

Ingredients

1 scoop unflavoured Progressive Harmonized Fermented Vegan Protein

8 medium apples

4 tablespoons of water kefir or Original Kombucha

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

 

Directions

Peel, core, and coarsely chop the apples.

 

Place apples in […]

Beat the Heat Caused by Menopause

Powerful natural remedies can help ease some of the most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. When it comes to hormonal changes later in life, don’t suffer or “tough it out” without support.

Sage (Salvia officinalis), a shrub native of the Mediterranean basin, is one of the oldest medicinal herbs. The botanical name Salvia is from […]

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 […]

The benefits of fermented herbs

Fermentation is the perfect example of how life and foods combine to create perfect harmony and balance. All traditional cultures across the world fermented their most prized foods including soy, cocoa, grapes, maca, baobab, turmeric, ginseng etc. It was in these forms that foods were used in both ceremony and in traditional medicine. Everything is […]

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, […]