Quercetin is a lipid-soluble, natural antioxidant. It is classed as a bioflavonoid, which is a type of plant pigment largely responsible for the bright colours of many fruits and vegetables. These bioflavonoids were once referred to as vitamin P because of their presence in paprika, and due to the fact that they have vitamin-like properties. […]
Immune health is at the forefront of our minds this year. We know that a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables including all colours of the rainbow can help support our immune health. Nature naturally provides us with an abundance of key micronutrients to support our body’s ability to protect us from […]
What popular nutrient on health store shelves boosts your immune system, bolsters the heart, builds muscle proteins, breaks down mucous, benefits emotions, and beautifies skin? It’s called NAC.
Daily TLC with NAC
We’ve all stumbled over health acronyms – short-forms made from letters of long, difficult-to-pronounce words. While NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) is one of them, it is […]
The ability of plants to synthesize their own vitamin E is among the critical biochemical processes for the evolution of life on earth. There are eight naturally occurring forms of vitamin E found in nature, they’re broken down into two groups called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The antioxidant properties of this entire spectrum of fat-soluble compounds […]
During this unique time, why not take advantage of self-isolation and give your skin the nourishment it needs? These tips can be used during quarantine and once social gatherings are resumed, your skin will be glowing!
Eating a healthy diet free from processed foods, keeping well hydrated, avoiding excessive sun exposure (which causes photo-aging), exercising regularly […]
For millennia, humans have relied upon the innate wisdom of food to promote health and longevity. From supporting muscle development through a protein-rich diet to curbing the harmful effects of scurvy or rickets with citrus fruits and dairy products; we’ve learned to respect the power of nutrition. Even in today’s fast-paced society, full of grab-and-go […]
As our male population ages, prostate health becomes an increasingly common concern. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland found only in men, it produces a slightly acidic fluid that makes up part of the semen. The function of this fluid is to improve the health and motility of the sperm. The health of the prostate […]
Each of our five senses – touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight – is a precious gift that helps us experience the joys of life. When asked which sense we would be most afraid to lose, however, the majority of people would immediately say “sight.” Sight brings us out of the darkness and allows our […]
Bones are typecast as rigid, calcium laden organs which collectively make up the skeletal system. The key word here is “organ”. In addition to their supporting role for the body, anchoring tendons and ligaments critical for mobility, bones also produce red and white blood cells, store calcium and other minerals for selective release when necessary, […]
A youthful, vibrant body, at any age, must have a strong structural foundation — meaning your skeleton. However, one in four women and one in eight men over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. In Canada, more women die each year as a result of osteoporotic fractures than from breast and ovarian cancer combined. Between […]