Essential Oils for Essential Stress Relief

The Impacts of a “Hustle and Bustle” Lifestyle

In modern day times we pride ourselves on being busy and always on the run.  We undervalue our need to just sit quietly and reflect and recuperate, seeing productivity as the ultimate badge of honour. However, this comes at a cost. Our bodies are in a perpetual state […]

Balancing Women’s Microbes

Surveys suggest that about 75% of women develop thrush or a yeast infection (vulvovaginal candidiasis) at least once in their lifetime. The yeast organism, Candida Albicans is primarily responsible for these infections and is caused by dysbiosis, a condition that occurs when there is an imbalance of good to bad bacteria in the body. Dysbiosis […]

Chronic Stress & Adrenal Health

Your adrenal glands consist of 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 […]

Tips to Stay Healthy for Cold and Flu Season

There’s lots of ways to boost your immune system this cold and flu season! Let’s dive right in!

Reduce Sugar and Increase Antioxidant-Rich Foods
Your immune system requires specific nutrients to function optimally. You can create a healthy foundation with a diet high in antioxidants and low in both refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Boost […]

Curcumin Can Save Your December

Inflammation is behind many of today’s most dangerous health conditions – learn how curcumin can help put out the fire.

Inflammation is the body’s natural defense against injuries and invading pathogens. The body uses a combination of heightened body temperature, free radicals, proteins and powerful macrophage cells to attack internal dangers and promote healing.  And now […]

The Impact of Prolonged Stress

Stress is an essential and normal physiological response to change. Many of us have experienced symptoms of short term or acute stress, while a study from Statistics Canada reports that 73% of adults ages 20 to 64 consider themselves stressed on a daily basis. Addressing chronic stress is an important piece of the puzzle when […]

They’re Called “Essential” Fatty Acids For a Reason

Eating multiple servings of cold-water fish a week or a diet high in leafy greens, nuts and plant oils is a great way to get omega-3. However, it can sometimes be challenging to maintain an omega-3 rich diet and that’s where the convenience of an omega-3 supplements can help you maintain good health.

 

If you’re a […]

Banish Inflammation, Naturally

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 […]

Sow the Seeds of Better Health with Vitamin E

The ability of plants to synthesize their own vitamin E is among the critical biochemical processes for the evolution of life on earth. The antioxidant properties of the entire spectrum of tocopherols and tocotrienols within seeds gives them the resiliency to exploit a wide variety of ecological niches throughout the world. Vitamin E within seeds protects their […]

Enzymes and Probiotics: A Digestive Friendly Duo

Enzymes are critical to life. They’re the proteins that initiate and speed up the chemical reactions that keep your body functioning – converting food into energy, forming new tissue, breaking down old tissue, disposing of waste, and more.

 

Some of the best-known enzymes are those involved in digestion, found in the saliva, stomach, pancreatic juice, and […]