The Great Vitamin D

What is all the fuss?

If you haven’t got the memo and are not yet taking vitamin D, please pay attention. The recent rise in popularity of vitamin D supplementation reflects our realization that deficiencies are all too common. While small amounts of vitamin D can be obtained from dietary sources such as fish, eggs and […]

What’s the Buzz about Mānuka Honey?

Mānuka honey has unique properties. It is earthier and richer than other honey, with a deeper flavour profile and a thicker, more viscous consistency. It also has unique chemical compounds.

 

For centuries, the Māori of New Zealand used the mānuka tree in aboriginal folk medicine. Bark and leaves were boiled, the vapour inhaled for head colds, […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Collagen Myths—BUSTED!

Collagen is HOT these days! With people singing its praises for plump, youthful skin and strong, supple joints. But even with its soaring popularity, collagen is a relatively new player in the supplement field – and people have questions.

 

Here’s a roundup of some of the top collagen myths (some of which may surprise you).

 

COLLAGEN […]

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 […]