Ouch! Pain in the knees is linked to inflammation. Curcumin is one of many nutrients that may help with inflammation in the knee. According to a multicenter study, reported in 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, curcumin is as effective as ibuprofen in osteoarthritis of the knee. The trial involved 367 patients with […]
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 […]
Everyone experiences pain. But whether from an injury or disease as we age, pain can be debilitating and limit our freedom.
Who should take Serrapeptase?
If you have chronic inflammation or pain, Serrapeptase acts as an anti-inflammatory. It does not have the side effects associated with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as salicylate and ibuprofen). If you […]
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 […]
D-Mannose is a simple sugar that occurs naturally in some plants, including cranberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Mannose exists in two forms, alpha and beta. The alpha form is mild and sweet, while the beta form is bitter. The natural manufacturing methods for mannose result in a mixture of these two forms, yielding a product […]
Constipation; it’s not a fun, sexy or exciting topic to discuss, but a necessary conversation to have when it comes to your overall health. According to the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, chronic constipation affects 15-30% of Canadians, and is commonly found in young children and the elderly, occurring more frequently in females than in […]
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. […]
Our inflammatory response – our body’s ability to fight foreign invaders and help repair tissues — is fundamentally important to our overall health. Yet when acute, short-term inflammation becomes chronic, protracted and starts attacking your body’s own tissues, it can be a significant problem. Studies suggest that chronic low-grade inflammation can play a role in […]
Consideration for the environment is something we all need to take seriously. The new wave of suppliers’ supplement bottles should use post-consumer recycled plastic. Considering a more environmentally friendly approach to product design will divert a lot of waste from landfills! It’s a small change with huge benefits.
With so many health options on the market, […]
Everyone has heard the time-honoured cliché; you are what you eat. In reality, the efficiency of your gastrointestinal system has the final say in reaping the net benefits from good nutrition. Variables that affect digestion include the health of vital organs such as the liver and pancreas; age-related decline of enzyme production; fluid intake; stimulants […]