SuperFoods for SuperDogs

Did you know Superfoods are also wonderful for pets?

They are nutrient-dense, easy to digest and promote well-being.  A natural fit for carnivorous dogs is bone broth, the slow simmering of the bones makes the nutrients readily available for your pet.  Inflammation is the key driver of most disease and turmeric is one of the best […]

Medicinal Mushrooms are modern day magic

The healing powers of mushrooms have been well known to humans for thousands of years in ancient cultures such as those of Tibet, China and India. That has stood the test of time. What has changed is the ways in which we can take advantage of the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms.

The benefits are many. […]

Why are B Vitamins so complex?

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 […]

Everybody hurts… sometimes

Pardon the reference to the 90’s power ballad, however “my aching bones” is a familiar phrase we tend to use a little more often as we age. In reality, pain within bones is rare and in a very small percentage of cases, is a symptom of serious disease.

Osteoporosis is characterized as the gradual loss of […]

There’s never a good time for a UTI

It’s a bacterial infection that primarily affects women and its symptoms are the very definition of discomfort:

Painful and burning urination
Frequent and often urgent need to urinate
Blood in urine
Lower abdominal pain or cramps
Chills
Odorous or cloudy urine
Pain during intercourse

Its name is urinary tract infection (UTI).

Women are more than 10 times […]

Sprouted Plant Protein Bars do the Heavy Lifting

Whether you consider yourself an athlete or simply like to stay active and fit, dietary protein is essential for building lean muscle and promoting healthy metabolism. However, did you know that you might not be getting enough to meet your body composition goals?

Canadians have long been told to aim for .08 grams of daily dietary […]

Taking collagen? Don’t forget Lysine and Vitamin C

Vitamin C is arguably the single most important water soluble anti­oxidant in the human body. Antioxi­dants play a key role in protecting cells against free radicals, which can cause damage and play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

A lack of vitamin C and lysine also results in poor collagen and weak arteries. […]

Here’s to Canada!

“The world needs more Canada!” is a sentiment that has been famously made by one of my favourite US presidents, Barack Obama. Bono, Canada’s biggest fan, who also happens to be an Irish rock star, has said it too.

For so many Canadians, we may understand this sentiment without really understanding it. That’s probably why Bono […]

Magnesium – Why is it so tough to get enough?

A deficiency of this multi-tasking mineral can become problematic since it plays a critical role in more than 800 biochemical reactions in the body. Hundreds of your body’s chemical processes fall apart without magnesium. When we say our entire body needs magnesium, that’s not an exaggeration.

When we pull back from the microscope and start to […]

Going beyond the sparkle – how Silver actually heals

Silver has been effectively used for thousands of years for its natural immune-supporting and medicinal properties.  Common “colloidal” or ionic silvers contain positively charged silver ions that interact in the body by stripping electrons away from bacterial walls, essentially killing them. However, they are limited in their effectiveness, in and on the body(1).

In contrast, Silver […]