Dream Big with Melatonin

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 […]

Pack Your Probiotics

We’re in the awkward lingering month of winter and looking so forward to warmer temperatures. We have been stuck indoors with germs, stress and lack of Vitamin D. All of these things can compromise our immune systems. Fresh fruits and veggies, whole foods, adequate sleep and exercise are a great way to support your health […]

Practice Self-Love with Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are much like the oils you cook with, only they are used for cosmetic purposes. The term “carrier” is used simply because they are often used to dilute essential oils in order to be able to safely apply them to the skin. The therapeutic value of both the carrier oils and the essential […]

Canadians and Low Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D is a vital nutrient. We generally get the Vitamin D we need from the sun’s rays, which give Vitamin D its nickname as the “Sunshine Vitamin.” Unfortunately, two major issues prevent most Canadians from getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D. First, modern concerns about the harmful effects of sun exposure mean that Canadians […]

Lacking Zip in Your Love Life?

Certain herbs can heighten sexual experiences for women including; improved desire, balance hormones, increase gratification and physical stimulation. If you’re just not getting there with your partner – that’s okay! Over time, things change and there’s nothing to be ashamed about. Maca, Mucana, Hops, Damiana and Ashwagandha have been known to take things to the […]

Pure Love for Kombucha

What is Kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea that contains living cultures which aid digestion. There can be billions of living organisms in every bottle, accompanied by a naturally occurring fizz. This tangy and tart beverage is unlike soda and is typically made with fruits and herbal ingredients. It is not typically sweet but is […]

The Power of pH

Did you know that low energy levels accompanied by carbohydrate cravings, muscle soreness, low back pain or headaches, most likely indicate a pH imbalance? Many people are astonished once they realize the ill health effects caused by an overly acidic condition in the body. Yet, one of the most compelling nutritional discoveries in recent times […]

Vitamin B Your Best Self

A promising combination of high-dose B vitamins and a super food for performance during stressful times offers support.

 

Stress. It’s something that all of us experience, regardless of job, geographic location or family situation. Stress is the body’s response to environmental stimuli (stressors). It’s natural and healthy to a degree; stress can motivate us and move […]

Q & A to Keep the Doctor Away

Gifford-Jones, MD answers your questions on how to age gracefully and mindfully to ensure you live the best golden years possible!

Q: How do you know vitamin C and lysine work to protect against heart attack and stroke?

A: As we age, the body’s production of collagen slows down, which can result in aging skin, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, […]

Here’s to Aging Mindfully

Whether you are looking forward to the end of your monthly cycles or are less enthusiastic about it, most women know that menopause marks the end of fertility. This major life transition typically happens somewhere in the early 50s and is marked by one-year period-free. But we don’t arrive at menopause overnight. Instead, the potentially […]