Balancing Women’s Microbes

Surveys suggest that about 75% of women develop thrush or a yeast infection (vulvovaginal candidiasis) at least once in their lifetime. The yeast organism, Candida Albicans is primarily responsible for these infections and is caused by dysbiosis, a condition that occurs when there is an imbalance of good to bad bacteria in the body. Dysbiosis […]

Tips to Stay Healthy for Cold and Flu Season

There’s lots of ways to boost your immune system this cold and flu season! Let’s dive right in!

Reduce Sugar and Increase Antioxidant-Rich Foods
Your immune system requires specific nutrients to function optimally. You can create a healthy foundation with a diet high in antioxidants and low in both refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Boost […]

Curcumin Can Save Your December

Inflammation is behind many of today’s most dangerous health conditions – learn how curcumin can help put out the fire.

Inflammation is the body’s natural defense against injuries and invading pathogens. The body uses a combination of heightened body temperature, free radicals, proteins and powerful macrophage cells to attack internal dangers and promote healing.  And now […]

The Impact of Prolonged Stress

Stress is an essential and normal physiological response to change. Many of us have experienced symptoms of short term or acute stress, while a study from Statistics Canada reports that 73% of adults ages 20 to 64 consider themselves stressed on a daily basis. Addressing chronic stress is an important piece of the puzzle when […]

They’re Called “Essential” Fatty Acids For a Reason

Eating multiple servings of cold-water fish a week or a diet high in leafy greens, nuts and plant oils is a great way to get omega-3. However, it can sometimes be challenging to maintain an omega-3 rich diet and that’s where the convenience of an omega-3 supplements can help you maintain good health.

 

If you’re a […]

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 […]

Staying Healthy Through the Changing Seasons

Sickness can strike at the worst time, which can lead to missing those important life events such as; recitals, travel plans, work, and well…life.  The prevalence of chronic stress, engagement in strenuous exercise and poor diet can all play a role in the frequency and severity of upper respiratory tract infections. It’s no secret that […]

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 […]