Methods for managing stress

We have barely begun to enjoy a well-deserved summer rest, and we are already bombarded with the insidious media and store shelves. It reminds us of the chaotic times of the back-to-school season approaching quickly. The start of the school year is often—for children and parents alike—a stressful time of transitions. Here are some tips […]

Mental health: it’s not all in your head

Most of us tend to think of the brain as an isolated control centre for all our other organs. But the fact is, our inner workings are far more synergistic. According to Karen Jensen, naturopathic doctor and author of Three Brains: How the Heart, Brain, and Gut Influence Mental Health and Identity, there is a […]

Supplementing your B vitamins

There are several vitamins belonging to the “family” known as the B vitamin complex. B vitamins are coenzymes involved in numerous bodily functions in human health: the nervous system, brain function and the production of energy through the metabolization of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They are essential to life and a deficiency of B vitamins […]

Turn on the power of your brain!

Whether you’re cramming for an important exam or just feeling the brain strain of the back to school rush, nootropics can help you remember better and think more clearly. Nootropics (pronounced noh-oh-troh-piks) are a category of substances that are commonly referred to as “smart drugs” for enhancing cognition and memory and facilitating learning. Nootropics work […]

4 Ways to Break Ties with Unhealthy Eating Habits Forever

1.  Make Time for a Daily Food Log

On any given day, your brain is tasked with remembering a whole list of things. Following up on emails, paying bills, picking up groceries – there’s a lot going on. It can be challenging to remember what you ate and whether it’s in line with your nutrition goals on […]

Is plant-based protein right for you?

For many years, animal-based protein supplements were regarded as the big guys in sports nutrition. If you wanted to bulk, a high-quality whey protein was the way to go. If you were looking to improve endurance and strengthen muscle, the buzzwords in locker rooms were creatine, beta-alanine, and maybe an egg or casein protein.

The world […]

Low iron means low energy

Iron deficiency is a common health problem and can have a significant impact on quality of life. It develops as the body’s iron reserves become depleted and less able to supply its cells with iron. Causes include:

Low dietary intake of absorbable iron
Increased iron requirements due to pregnancy
Diminished iron absorption due to dietary […]

Supporting digestion with digestive enzymes

Involved in almost every biochemical activity in the body, enzymes have earned their reputation as the “sparks of life.” Enzymes are catalysts in digesting food, stimulating the brain, supplying cellular energy and in repairing tissues, organs and cells. Simply put, we can’t live without enzymes.

Unfortunately, many of us don’t consume enough enzymes in our diet. […]

Your gut on plants

Probiotics are all the rage these days – and there’s a huge reason why! Popping probiotics can help populate our friendly gut bacteria to reap the benefits of a better mood, a healthy immune system, more energy and clear, bright skin.

Probiotics can do so many amazing things, but only contain a handful of different types […]

An herbal solution for a healthy liver

It never seems like we have enough time in the day between balancing work, family and friends. Your liver is probably the last thing you think of over the course of an average day.

When you stop to think about it, everything you drink, including medicine, passes through your liver, and it’s the liver’s job to […]