Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is responsible for fueling our mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of our cells. CoQ10 also protects cells from oxidative damage and disease-causing bacteria or viruses. It’s present in every cell of our body, however the highest concentrations are found in organs with the greatest energy demands, such as the heart, kidneys, lungs, and […]
Why is it important to balance & control cholesterol levels? The body needs cholesterol to function, but too much of it in the blood or too much of the wrong kind can increase the risk of heart disease.
Prescription drugs can kill, natural remedies rarely. It’s one of the important lessons I’ve learned practicing medicine. So […]
Despite decades of research on the cardiovascular and cognitive benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, most consumers have only recently become aware of the benefits of omega-3 supplementation.
As the consumption of fish and fish oil for its omega-3 intake has increased, consumers have also learned about potential safety concerns related to fish. Fish, […]
Joint Health – Naturally!
Degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis is a chronic condition primarily of the weight bearing joints of the body. Almost half the population has some form of joint degeneration by the age of 60. Small pieces of bone and cartilage may become loose and get caught inside the joint, or cause bony spikes […]
Not all folks find dairy their ideal source of calcium, but getting enough calcium is important for so many reasons!
Calcium helps in the maintenance of teeth. Bet your teeth want to bite into that news! As for maintaining your ability to do some two-steppin’, calcium intake may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Of course, that’s […]
Over the past couple of decades, omega-3 fatty acids have gained popularity as a natural health supplement to support men’s health. Well known for cardioprotective properties, the fatty acids EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) from fish oil deliver several health benefits.
There’s no denying the research that supports the use of omega-3’s for […]
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 […]
The health of the gut, heart and brain are all intricately connected and it is important to have an understanding of this in order to fully support the health of the heart and brain through diet, lifestyle and natural supplements.
An overview of the connection of the gut, heart and brain:
Medical research suggests that up […]
Collagen is hot these days. It seems like everyone is using collagen to improve the look of their skin and make their joints feel great. But our instincts were telling us that there were so many other benefits to supplementing with collagen—so we took a closer look into what the research was saying.
What is collagen, […]
Osteoporosis, the weakening of the bones due to bone mineral loss, afflicts over two million Canadians, with many more going undiagnosed. The disease is associated with increased bone fractures and a loss of independence. It primarily affects menopausal women. Women can lose an alarming 2-5% bone density per year during menopause.1
When it comes to preventing osteoporosis, no […]