Canada’s Super Food Guide

January brought the long-awaited new food guide for Canadians, and although there is room for improvement, the new focus on fruits and vegetables is certainly a step in the right direction. Many plant foods are known as superfoods because they provide an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients without a lot of excess […]

Love the flavour, live the benefits

Omega-3 is an essential nutrient and is an important component of every cell in our body. Unfortunately, the body cannot produce this nutrient and therefore it must be obtained from our diet. Omega-3s, namely EPA and DHA, found in fatty, cold-water fish such as sardines, anchovies, and mackerel, are polyunsaturated fats. Omega-3s have been found […]

Essential Oils for Valentine’s Day

Setting a romantic mood for Valentine’s Day is a sure way to create memorable moments. The right ambiance includes the perfect setting, delightful music and enticing aromas. Don’t leave all these details to chance! It is well known that smells can affect our emotions in a very primal way. Our nasal passages are connected to […]

Essential Oils for Stress Relief

In modern day times we pride ourselves on being busy; always on the run! We undervalue our need to just sit quietly and reflect and recuperate, seeing productivity as the ultimate badge of honour. This comes at a cost. Our bodies are in a perpetual state of low grade stress, throwing important hormones like cortisol […]

6 Must-Try Fall Recipes to Nourish Your Soul

Whole Wheat Apple Spice Muffins
Move over pumpkin spice and hello apple spice! They say variety is the spice of life and we’ve taken that philosophy with us to the kitchen. This fall keep your dessert repertoire fresh by introducing apple spice in place of your typical pumpkin spice.

These healthy, Whole Wheat Apple Spice Muffins work […]

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 […]

Add coconut oil into your daily routine!

Coconut oil has rapidly grown in popularity as a result of its impressive versatility. From its health benefits and cosmetic applications, to its use in cooking, there’s not much this miracle oil cannot do. Considered a superfood, coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory – properties that allow it to impart its countless […]

Flaxseed oil for good health

Flaxseed has a long history, both in the Ancient Near East and Asia. Flax has been used internally as an aid in digestive ailments, such as constipation, and externally, as a poultice for inflammation and as fabric for clothing. The French king Charlemagne thought so highly of flax that he passed a law requiring his […]

The evolution of plant-based protein

Enter any health food store and you’ll likely see a whole shelf (if not aisle) dedicated to protein supplements. Most products in this space will have the same, standard ingredients: a protein source (whey, casein, plant-based, etc.) and some form of flavour or sweetener.

Naturally, you may have questions – which one will be easiest on […]

Using ghee and MCT oils for cooking

What are MCTs?
Of the fuel sources available to the body for energy, there are two main types, namely carbs/sugar or fat. The body converts carbs/sugar into glucose, while fat is rendered into what are called ketones, an organic compound. Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which make up about 66% of coconut oil, are a class of […]