Are you getting enough calcium?

Not all folks find dairy their ideal source of calcium, but getting enough calcium is important for so many reasons!

Calcium helps in the maintenance of teeth. Bet your teeth want to bite into that news! As for maintaining your ability to do some two-steppin’, calcium intake may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Of course, that’s […]

The war on summer colds and allergies

Why does cold and flu season seem to apply to you, every season? Why does it take you weeks to bounce back when a bug gets you down? Why do your allergies seem to be so much worse than others? The answer to these questions might be an under-appreciated immune system.

I often like to think […]

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 […]