Finding our way through menopause

As women, we have two significant hormonal shifts in our life: the first being teenage puberty and then the change of life leading into menopause.  Although these are certainly natural transitions in life, they can be extremely challenging when our bodies have difficulty adapting to fluctuating hormones.

If you’re a woman, there is no bypassing menopause. […]

Get to sleep sooner and stay asleep longer

Are you one of the many Canadians suffering from a lack of quality sleep? A recent Canadian study showed that 55% of women and 43% of men between the ages of 18-49 experience sleep issues.1 Melatonin is a supplement that can help you get to sleep sooner, and stay asleep longer for a better next day.

Melatonin […]

Getting fibre without FODMAPs

Fibre is an essential part of a healthy diet; however, the average adult in Canada consumes far less than the recommended 21–38 g of dietary fibre per day (1). A moderate intake of dietary fibre has been associated with maintaining overall health (1). This includes soluble fibre, which is fermented by beneficial bacteria in the […]

Give your hair, skin and nails a nutritional makeover

Health goals! Glowing, radiant skin, lustrous, full hair and strong, solid nails can be elusive sometimes. Over time, the aging process, lackluster nutrition and our environment and weather can take their toll on our skin, hair and nails. There are certain key nutrients we can seek out in our diet and supplements though that can […]

How to fight yeast overgrowth in the gut

Candida is a stubborn yeast that mostly affects women. Although yeast is a normal resident in the body, it can lead to various symptoms if it overgrows and spreads in the gut. Dysbiosis refers to an imbalance of microorganisms in the gut, which provides Candida with the opportunity to thrive.

Yeast is supposed to live in […]

Estrogen 411: When is too much toxic?

Like other hormones, estrogen is derived from cholesterol and is a chemical messenger that tells tissues how to behave. You can think of a hormone as a finger that flicks a light switch to make the room brighter. There are three common types of naturally produced estrogens you should know about. Estrone (E1) is only […]

Menopause – A new phase of life

Menopause is the phase of a woman’s life, typically between the ages of 40 and 55, when ovulation and fertility come to an end. The World Health Organization defines menopause as 12 consecutive months without menstruation and the absence of viable eggs in the ovaries. During this time, the ovaries begin to shut down and […]

Breakthroughs in Women’s Health

From hormones and mood to digestion and concerns over aging skin, women’s health has never been simple. Advances in nutraceutical therapy are providing new ways to help relieve many common health concerns. Here is a selection of nutritional solutions you might not have heard about yet.

IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome is more prevalent among women and there’s […]

Nourishing Resilient Children

We all want our kids to feel their best, thrive in school and be well nourished. But some days are hectic and getting your child to eat their green veggies (or any vegetable at all for that matter) can be a challenge. Whether you have a picky eater or a child who eats everything you […]

Black Seed Oil, the great little seed

Black Seed, also sometimes called Black Cumin Seed, dates back 5000 years as a medicinal mainstay, today 200 medical studies reveal its therapeutic uses.

Anecdotally, it’s been said to “cure everything except for death!” And the research is starting to back that up; studies show that this versatile oil can regulate the immune system, benefit blood […]