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 […]

Sow the Seeds of Better Health with Vitamin E

The ability of plants to synthesize their own vitamin E is among the critical biochemical processes for the evolution of life on earth. The antioxidant properties of the entire spectrum of tocopherols and tocotrienols within seeds gives them the resiliency to exploit a wide variety of ecological niches throughout the world. Vitamin E within seeds protects their […]

Enzymes and Probiotics: A Digestive Friendly Duo

Enzymes are critical to life. They’re the proteins that initiate and speed up the chemical reactions that keep your body functioning – converting food into energy, forming new tissue, breaking down old tissue, disposing of waste, and more.

 

Some of the best-known enzymes are those involved in digestion, found in the saliva, stomach, pancreatic juice, and […]

The “Berry” Best Vitamin C

Vitamin C is perhaps the most well-known of all vitamins. It is important for a multitude of metabolic functions, such as tissue growth and repair, healthy gums and teeth. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant and strengthens the immune system. As important as vitamin C is, there are ways to enhance and improve the […]

Have You Heard of Inflammaging?

Anti-aging science has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years. We now have a much deeper understanding of the factors that accelerate the aging process and how to fight them. One of the main culprits that hastens aging at the cellular level is inflammation – so much that this process has earned the moniker […]

Even Tough Guys are Targets

Urinary dysfunction associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a significant health risk in men over the age of 40. Fifty percent of men over 50 are diagnosed with it, and 70 percent of men over 60 show some pathological modifications of the prostate.  However, BPH sufferers are often reluctant to discuss their condition and […]

Joints Feeling Stiff? It Might Not Be the Cold Weather

Joint Health – Naturally!

Degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis is a chronic condition primarily of the weight bearing joints of the body. Almost half the population has some form of joint degeneration by the age of 60. Small pieces of bone and cartilage may become loose and get caught inside the joint, or cause bony spikes […]

Make Fish Oil your New Go-To!

Taking excellent care of yourself takes work. You exercise, eat well, drink lots of water, take a probiotic, a multivitamin and get plenty of rest. But is taking a daily essential fatty acid supplement on your list? If it isn’t already, it should be.

 

Omega-3 fatty acids are classified as “essential” because the human body cannot […]

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, […]

What can Maca do for you?

The health benefits for the daily use of this Peruvian superfood can be significant for perimenopausal women 

 

Along its vast 7,000 km length, the Andes Mountain range of South America hides many ancient secrets. One such secret – the lost mountain-top city of Machu Picchu – was rediscovered in 1911. More recently a natural remedy […]