Humans are by nature social creatures. So, there’s no doubt that upon quarantine mandates loosening up, friends and families will gather once again. Self-isolation has been tough, many important life events have been cancelled or postponed. Now that summer is in full swing, small gatherings in backyards around the BBQ become a heavenly oasis we […]
Involved in almost every biochemical activity in the body, enzymes have earned their reputation as the “sparks of life.” Enzymes are catalysts in digesting food, stimulating the brain, supplying cellular energy and in repairing tissues, organs and cells. Simply put, we can’t live without enzymes.
Unfortunately, many of us don’t consume enough enzymes in our diet. […]
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 […]
Enzymes are critical to life. They’re the proteins that initiate and speed up the chemical reactions that keep your body functioning – converting food into energy, forming new tissue, breaking down old tissue, disposing of waste, and more.
Some of the best-known enzymes are those involved in digestion, found in the saliva, stomach, pancreatic juice, and […]
Cold and flu season is upon us! The late fall through early spring is the peak period for the usual suspects of viral infections; influenza-like illnesses including the flu, and upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold. Although it can be annoying and downright inconvenient to have a cold or flu – sometimes […]
The tricky thing about living in a body for a while is that we come to believe that the way our systems are working and how we feel most days are normal. It doesn’t really help that our health care system uses the term normal to describe how most people experience health most of the […]
Turmeric is a tuberous plant (Curcuma longa) from the ginger family, and curcumin is one of the compounds found in the root of that plant. The root of the turmeric plant contains phytonutrients, many of which are in a group known as curcuminoids (a group of polyphenols). These curcuminoids are the phytonutrients that produce a […]
Probiotics are all the rage these days – and there’s a huge reason why! Popping probiotics can help populate our friendly gut bacteria to reap the benefits of a better mood, a healthy immune system, more energy and clear, bright skin.
Probiotics can do so many amazing things, but only contain a handful of different types […]
What is a “superfood”? When a food is referred to as “super”, it means that in its natural habitat the food typically wears a cape. Of course, this isn’t true but it should be! In reality, a superfood is one that is dense in nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants.
Taste the Real Colours of the Rainbow
Fruit & veggie […]
Coconut oil has rapidly grown in popularity as a result of its impressive versatility. From its health benefits and cosmetic applications, to its use in cooking, there’s not much this miracle oil cannot do. Considered a superfood, coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory – properties that allow it to impart its countless […]