A Step-by-Step Guide for Green Cleaning

It’s time to make a commitment to green cleaning and here’s why— to prevent harmful chemicals from contaminating your home and family, and from going down the drain. Spend less on cleaning products, simplify your choices and have less of a negative impact on the environment.

 

Ingredients in conventional cleaners are far from “clean,” they often […]

Herbal Support for Gentle Aging

Herbal medicine can help our bodies and minds as we move through life, and may encourage us to age more gracefully.

The aging process is, of course, natural and inevitable.  It is an accumulation of lessons learned and life lived, but with so many experiences available to us many people seek to slow down the aging […]

Did You Take Your Omega-3 Today?

Very few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids.  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) including omega-3 are needed for many reactions in the body, and are crucial for brain, bone, joint, and cardiovascular health.  EFA’s have also been extensively researched in areas including depression, anxiety, anti-aging and degenerative diseases.  Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and […]

Benefit from B12

Seniors are one of the main groups at risk for a B12 deficiency with an estimated 10-15% of seniors having a deficiency.3 As we age, our hydrochloric acid production weakens, leading to impaired digestion and less B12 being absorbed from our food. This condition is called atrophic gastritis and affects between 10—30% of older individuals.3 […]

The Skinny on Good Fats

Feeling overwhelmed trying to choose the best foods and ingredients to nourish yourself and your family? You’re not alone. Health food fads pop up in the news and social media feeds constantly, and what’s “best” for us today, may not be so great in a few months.

Eating in the information age isn’t easy, so it’s […]

Make Friends with Maca

The health benefits for the daily use of this Peruvian superfood can be significant for perimenopausal women. 

Along its vast 7,000 km length, the Andes Mountain range of South America hides many ancient secrets. One such secret – the lost mountain-top city of Machu Picchu – was rediscovered in 1911. More recently a natural remedy […]

Better Bowel Health

Constipation. It’s not a fun or exciting topic to discuss, but a necessary conversation to have when it comes to your overall health. According to the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, chronic constipation affects 15-30% of Canadians, and is commonly found in young children and the elderly, occurring more frequently in females than in males. […]

Manage Inflammation Naturally This Year

Our overall wellness is a direct expression of the health of our cells. When our cells are damaged or begin to age, their membranes start to break down. As this happens, compounds that are contained within the cell walls are released into the cellular matrix. Substances such as histamine can increase inflammation and in turn […]

20/20 in 2020

Your eyesight is important and taking preventative action to protect your vision is key. There are many simple things that can be done including wearing sunglasses year-round, reducing exposure to blue light and UV rays and incorporating nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin into your diet. Clinical studies have shown that supplementation can be one of […]

Now is the Time to Try Probiotics

There are lots of good and bad bugs in your body – are the bad ones bugging you? It’s like a blockbuster action movie, the epic battle between good and evil that wages inside your body every day. Inside your mouth, intestines, urinary tract – and for women vaginal tract – there are 100 trillion […]