Breaking your Poor Sleep and Energy Cycle

Sleep and energy are intimately linked. Poor sleep inevitably leads to low energy. This snowballing sleep and energy deficit creates a vicious cycle. We need quality sleep to restore, rebuild and detoxify our bodies.

Stress reduction and exercise improve sleep. However, when we are exhausted it is extra hard to muster the energy to exercise. We […]

A natural alternative for diabetes treatment?

Berberine is a yellow compound found in several different plants including barberry, goldenseal, phellodendron and Oregon grape. Berberine has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and immune enhancing properties, but in recent years much research has been published for it’s role in protecting against cardiovascular disease as well as treating diabetes and insulin resistance.

How Does It Work?
Berberine activates a […]

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 […]

Supporting cardiovascular health naturally

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease is the number one cause of death globally and more people die annually from cardiovascular diseases than from any other cause (1). The Heart & Stroke Foundation identifies heart disease and stroke as the num­ber one cause of premature death in women, and states that most […]

Brain and body wellness for vegetarians

Omega-3 fatty acids are a hot topic these days – and for good reason! Omega-3 fats are found throughout the cellular membranes of our bodies and research suggests they can positively impact many aspects of our wellbeing including heart and brain health. However, since our bodies don’t produce omega-3 naturally, we can only acquire it […]

Probiotics for mood, stress and immunity

Have you ever stopped to think about the trillions of bacteria that live in your body and how they interact with you? They are an integral part of our gut and a healthy gut helps:

Support immune health
Lower stress
Improve stamina
Impact memory
Expend better energy
Improve sleep

At one point or another we all […]

Make this your healthiest winter yet!

We know that wintertime presents a higher likelihood to develop a cold and flu than any other time. Whilst we may think that we have mastered the skill of keeping warm during these colder months, mastering the art of staying healthy isn’t quite as easy.

The things that most of us know we should be doing […]

Vision protection for the digital age

Can you guess what has recently popped up as one of today’s most concerning health hazards? We are all exposed to it every day. It’s not a contagious virus or bacteria but it’s more frequent than the common cold. It’s called “blue light” and scientists are warning us that it poses very serious risks to […]

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 […]

Essential Oils for Valentine’s Day

Setting a romantic mood for Valentine’s Day is a sure way to create memorable moments. The right ambiance includes the perfect setting, delightful music and enticing aromas. Don’t leave all these details to chance! It is well known that smells can affect our emotions in a very primal way. Our nasal passages are connected to […]