5 Quick Tips to Get Your Children Ready for a New School Year

1. Plan School Lunches Together

Hummus on whole wheat pita bread? Check. Carrots and celery with a creamy dip? Sounds great. However you decide to fill your child’s belly, the key to creating meals they enjoy is to enlist their help in creating the menu! When children have a say in what they get to eat, […]

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 […]

Can a fish oil help improve mood?

Our brains (plus the highly sophisticated network of neurons that run throughout our bodies) think for us, make sense of the information around us, and create the emotions and “feelings” that make us who we are and inform our experience of life.

But sometimes, these emotions and feelings can become negative, which we call feeling “down […]

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 […]

Protect prostate health

The prostate is a small gland at the bottom of the bladder that surrounds the urethra. The urethra is the tube from which urine and semen are excreted. The prostate produces the prostatic fluid in which semen travel. The major afflictions of the prostate are:

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BHP) – BPH is the gradual enlargement […]

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 […]

Natural supplements to fight insomnia

Some people are blessed with the ability to sleep anytime, anywhere, under any conditions. But if you struggle with sleep, you’re not alone. Sleep disorders affect 40% of adult Canadians.

4 in 10 of us experience symptoms of insomnia at least three times a week. For some, that means not being able to get to sleep, […]

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 […]

Back to school with essential oils

Transitions are always challenging, and back to school is no exception. Summer routines have to be broken and the change in season can be taxing. Essential oils can help kids get into a good routine of restful sleep and productive studies.

Getting your ZZZZZs. Let’s first start with the basics. Routine! Routine! Routine! Try to get […]

Move on from joint pain!

Just because your knee hurts does not mean you have to stop doing the activities you love. Whether you love to do the jive, pound down the trail or hang out in a downward dog, let’s find a way to keep moving!

Ouch! Knee pain is linked to inflammation. Curcumin is one of many nutrients that […]