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Signs That You May Be Deficient in Zinc

An intake of minerals is essential to all living creatures – plants, animals and humans. Minerals are essential elements found in soil through the erosion of mineral salts. We consume minerals by eating the plants that grow in the soil and foods derived from animals that consume plants. Minerals are utilized in the human body […]

Honey, Let’s Bee Real

Mānuka honey, made exclusively from mānuka flowers, is a unique tasting honey with strong antibacterial properties. Fierce global demand for mānuka has driven up prices and attracted counterfeit and adulterated products. It has become a hot commodity and it’s estimated that 2/3 of global mānuka products are not the real thing.

In a world where antibiotic-resistant […]

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 […]

Singing the Praises of Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms are all the rage right now. In fact, people are purchasing mushrooms in record numbers recently for everything from enhancing the stress response, to strengthening the immune system and improving athletic performance. But how do you decipher hype from reality? Health food fads come and go of course, and while some ingredients have […]

How to Keep Harmful Bacteria Out of Your Gut

Did you know that about 100 trillion bacteria – or a pound or two in weight – live in our gut every day? Not to worry, they are not all bad guys or unwelcome invaders! In fact, many of them are good soldiers essential to our health and wellness.

In fact, the “good” microbes give us […]

Honey for Health: Five Reasons You Need This Superfood in your Home

Whether you love it drizzled over dessert, stirred into tea, or as a healthy substitute in baking, we can all agree that a bottle of honey should have a special spot reserved in your kitchen.

Here are five surprising ways you can use honey for health improvements.

1. Soothe Burns: One misstep with the kitchen stove and […]

Healthy Skin: Your First Line of Defense

No matter the season, maintaining a healthy immune system is one of the most important jobs for your body. We encounter millions of germs every day, many with the potential to keep us from living an active lifestyle. There’s been an increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria in recent years, which means these germs can be very aggressive and […]

Feeding Your Microbiome After Antibiotic Use

In 2017 alone, Canadians filled over 24 million antibiotic prescriptions. That’s a lot of antibiotics! While broad-spectrum antibiotics target a wide range of bacteria, narrow-spectrum antibiotics target only a few types. When the cause of an infection is unknown broad-spectrum antibiotics tend to be used and can have several impacts on gut health, including:

Reducing […]

Ancient Healing for Modern Life with Medicinal Mushrooms

The healing powers of mushrooms have been revered for thousands of years in ancient cultures such as those of Tibet, China and India. And those time-honoured healing powers are more needed than ever.

Lucky for us, our ability to harness the healing potential found in the diverse world of mushrooms has flourished through modern advancements. And […]

The Power of NAC

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 […]