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MCT Oil 101

Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil and coconut oil are fats that have risen in popularity alongside the keto diet and among athletes and bodybuilders. While coconut oil and MCT oil have overlapping characteristics, they each have unique benefits and uses.

The difference is in the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) – these are fats that are primarily used by […]

Xenoestrogens: What Are They?

Do you know the term xenoestrogen? These are essentially synthetic estrogens that surround us in our daily lives to cause us to have excessive estrogen in our system. Xenoestrogens are everywhere from our soap, shampoo, cosmetics, cleaning products, pesticides, plastics, and most importantly in HRTs (hormone replacement therapy) and birth control pills.

The result of so […]

What to Eat After a Workout

What you eat after can help your body recover from, and prepare for, the next workout. Once you know which nutrients are important and why, it will be easy to make your next post workout meal count.

PROTEIN

Our body converts protein into amino acids to be used to repair and rebuild muscles. All amino acids, however […]

Cleaning Products with Nothing to Hide

Did you know that many chemicals found in scents used in conventional cleaning and beauty products are associated with migraines, can trigger allergies, asthma symptoms and skin irritation? This can happen because these fragrances are synthetic and have not been evaluated for toxicity, they are made from thousands of chemicals that not every person can […]

5 Tips for Going Plant-Based

Going plant-based? Try these 5 tips to help you navigate your plant-based transition.

Collect Recipes

If you want dietary changes to stick, you’ve got to stay inspired. Having inspiration not only makes grocery shopping easier, but menu planning too. Browse magazines or go through your current recipe books with a new set of eyes, and flag the […]

The Many Roles of Zinc

In 1958, Dr. Ananda Prasad had a 21-year-old patient from an Iranian village who presented as a prepubescent boy with underdeveloped sex organs and an absence of body hair. By 1963 his team discovered this was, in large part, due to a zinc deficiency. This prompted the first recommended daily intake (RDA) for zinc about […]

Vitamin K2: The Missing Link for Bone Health?

We have long been told to drink our milk, do weight bearing exercise and get adequate sun exposure all to support good bone health. We have also been advised to include supplements like calcium, magnesium and vitamin D to ensure we aren’t missing the mark of our recommended daily intake.

Supplementing with calcium and magnesium can […]

Hemp Hearts 101

Whether you’re an old hand at enjoying hemp hearts or brand new to the bandwagon, it never hurts to brush up on why you should feel great about including this stunner of a superfood in your diet. At a time when many of us are trying to be extra mindful of eating in a way […]

Cleansing for Better Health

Often we hear about the devastating effects of widespread pollution on our planet’s environment. But how often do we stop to consider its impact on our bodies? We can no longer deny that we are living in a toxic world. The question is, what can we do about it?

While eating a healthy diet, getting adequate […]

Break Up with Sugar!

If you’re having trouble staying on track with all your health and wellness goals, you’re not alone! It can be overwhelming to tackle multiple goals at once. There might be a reason your life that you may not realize is causing these issues. That culprit is added sugar.

The Bad Mood Food

Added sugar has little to […]