What are lectins? And should you avoid foods containing them?

The lectin-free diet is becoming popular for people who want to lose weight, improve their gut health and digestion. But is it worth it? Should you really be afraid of lectins?

What are lectins?
Lectins are a type of plant protein that can be found in almost all foods, especially whole grains and legumes, and nightshades (tomatoes, […]

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 […]

Chronic stress and adrenal health

Your adrenal glands, two triangular shaped glands that sit at the top of your kidneys, secrete hormones in your body. These hormones travel through the bloodstream and act on various body tissues and enable them to function correctly.

When we’re under stress, the adrenals produce a surge of cortisol and other hormones to calm the body. […]

Your first line of defense against colds!

Humankind has been troubled throughout history by the viral infection known as the common cold, but rarely has it and viruses like the flu received as much attention as they do today. On average, Canadian adults contract between 2 – 5 colds each year, with an 85% chance of experiencing at least one within that […]

Tips for choosing a turmeric supplement

From the ancient system of Ayurveda to hundreds of modern scientific studies, Turmeric is renowned for its unique compounds and many healing benefits. As generations of cooks and healers have found, Turmeric’s modest-looking rhizome hides bright treasures.

According to Health Canada, licensed medicinal uses for Turmeric natural health products include:

Acting as an anti-inflammatory to help […]

Natural Holiday Survival Guide

Natural stress busters that are helpful throughout the year work double duty during the holidays by helping you to stay calm and enjoy more. Check out these natural stress-busting tips from Dr. Kate Rhéaume, ND:

1. Staying in the flow

If you’ve never heard of (or taken) adaptogens now is a great time to discover Mother Nature’s […]

Adaptogenic herbs for stress and fatigue

In the natural health product and herb world, “Adaptogen” is officially the new buzzword. The term commonly refers to the action of a group of herbs that have been traditionally used for many, many years. A herb with apoptogenic effects is thought to help increase the body’s resistant to stress1.

Feeling stressed and burnt out is […]

Preventing the cold and flu naturally

Reduce Sugar and Increase Antioxidant-Rich Foods
Your immune system is a collection of white blood cells, organs and special chemical reactions that require specific nutrients to function optimally. Create a healthy foundation with a diet that is high in antioxidants and low in refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Studies have shown that too much sugar […]

Why suffer through joint pain?

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 […]

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:

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