Canada’s Super Food Guide

January brought the long-awaited new food guide for Canadians, and although there is room for improvement, the new focus on fruits and vegetables is certainly a step in the right direction. Many plant foods are known as superfoods because they provide an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients without a lot of excess […]

Love the flavour, live the benefits

Omega-3 is an essential nutrient and is an important component of every cell in our body. Unfortunately, the body cannot produce this nutrient and therefore it must be obtained from our diet. Omega-3s, namely EPA and DHA, found in fatty, cold-water fish such as sardines, anchovies, and mackerel, are polyunsaturated fats. Omega-3s have been found […]

A Key Supplement to Get the Most Out of Your Meals

Digestive enzymes offer many health benefits. While some people are aware that enzymes are important, not everyone knows that enzymes are essential and make life possible. Almost every function in the human body depends on enzymes and without them, we would not receive nutrients fast enough to survive.

Digestive enzymes help you break down food (e.g. […]

The many benefits and uses of castor oil

Castor oil has been used from antiquity, its first recorded medicinal use going back to the time of the Ebers papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical treatise. Castor oil is a viscous, pale yellow vegetable oil pressed from the bean (in truth a seed) of the castor plant, which grows best in wet, tropical climates. Its […]

It’s not how much you take, it’s how much you absorb that matters most!

Do you have health problems? Just about everyone does. Nutritional therapy is proving to be a safe and e­ffective solution to many of our most common and debilitating health issues. Getting all the daily nutritional factors we need is one thing but absorbing them is another matter altogether. Liquid and ionic solutions ensure optimal absorption […]

Gut feelings: the gut and joint pain connection

We’ve all heard about how the gut influences our mood, our skin and our immune system. But did you know that your experience of pain could be linked your gut1?

Your gut lining is just one cell thick, and when it becomes compromised due to stress, diet, and an overly hygienic lifestyle, can let foreign materials […]

Conquering the challenges of menopause naturally

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 […]

Solutions for managing stress and anxiety

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 us forward in life. Too much stress and an inability to manage it, however, can have dramatic […]

3 Reasons to Supplement with Collagen

Nutritionists and health experts have an arsenal of foods and supplements they recommend every individual consume. This set is what lays the bricks for a foundation of good health. What’s in this set? For starters, a diet rich in nutrition – an abundance of fruits, fibre-rich vegetables, whole proteins, and healthy fats (like avocadoes and […]

Choosing the magnesium that’s right for you

It’s suspected that over 43% of Canadians don’t get the dietary magnesium they need to stay healthy. A deficiency of this multi-tasking mineral can be problematic because it plays a critical role in more than 350 biochemical reactions. This mineral isn’t a drug we take only when the situation warrants. It’s more like a type […]