Vacation With Serrapeptase

Everyone experiences pain. But whether from an injury or disease as we age, pain can be debilitating and limit our freedom. The worst is when pain hits during vacation!

Enerex Serrapeptase was the first of its kind, introduced into the Canadian market back in 2004. It’s been proven to be safe and effective as it acts […]

Top Collagen Questions, Answered

Collagen is HOT these days! With people singing its praises for promoting plump, youthful skin and strong joints, this protein powerhouse is really helping people feel and look their best. However, even with its soaring popularity, collagen is a relatively new player in the supplement field. Here are answers to the top eight questions about […]

Dream Big with Melatonin

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 […]

Canadians and Low Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D is a vital nutrient. We generally get the Vitamin D we need from the sun’s rays, which give Vitamin D its nickname as the “Sunshine Vitamin.” Unfortunately, two major issues prevent most Canadians from getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D. First, modern concerns about the harmful effects of sun exposure mean that Canadians […]

Lacking Zip in Your Love Life?

Certain herbs can heighten sexual experiences for women including; improved desire, balance hormones, increase gratification and physical stimulation. If you’re just not getting there with your partner – that’s okay! Over time, things change and there’s nothing to be ashamed about. Maca, Mucana, Hops, Damiana and Ashwagandha have been known to take things to the […]

Pure Love for Kombucha

What is Kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea that contains living cultures which aid digestion. There can be billions of living organisms in every bottle, accompanied by a naturally occurring fizz. This tangy and tart beverage is unlike soda and is typically made with fruits and herbal ingredients. It is not typically sweet but is […]

Q & A to Keep the Doctor Away

Gifford-Jones, MD answers your questions on how to age gracefully and mindfully to ensure you live the best golden years possible!

Q: How do you know vitamin C and lysine work to protect against heart attack and stroke?

A: As we age, the body’s production of collagen slows down, which can result in aging skin, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, […]

Here’s to Aging Mindfully

Whether you are looking forward to the end of your monthly cycles or are less enthusiastic about it, most women know that menopause marks the end of fertility. This major life transition typically happens somewhere in the early 50s and is marked by one-year period-free. But we don’t arrive at menopause overnight. Instead, the potentially […]

Did You Take Your Omega-3 Today?

Very few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids.  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) including omega-3 are needed for many reactions in the body, and are crucial for brain, bone, joint, and cardiovascular health.  EFA’s have also been extensively researched in areas including depression, anxiety, anti-aging and degenerative diseases.  Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and […]

Benefit from B12

Seniors are one of the main groups at risk for a B12 deficiency with an estimated 10-15% of seniors having a deficiency.3 As we age, our hydrochloric acid production weakens, leading to impaired digestion and less B12 being absorbed from our food. This condition is called atrophic gastritis and affects between 10—30% of older individuals.3 […]