We’re in the awkward lingering month of winter and looking so forward to warmer temperatures. We have been stuck indoors with germs, stress and lack of Vitamin D. All of these things can compromise our immune systems. Fresh fruits and veggies, whole foods, adequate sleep and exercise are a great way to support your health […]
There are lots of good and bad bugs in your body – are the bad ones bugging you? It’s like a blockbuster action movie, the epic battle between good and evil that wages inside your body every day. Inside your mouth, intestines, urinary tract – and for women vaginal tract – there are 100 trillion […]
According to Statistics Canada, 23 percent of people over the age of 15, report that most days are “quite a bit” or “extremely” stressful, and that number rises to 30 per cent among the 35 to 54 age group. I can’t think of many people who don’t experience some sort of stress in their life. […]
Surveys suggest that about 75% of women develop thrush or a yeast infection (vulvovaginal candidiasis) at least once in their lifetime. The yeast organism, Candida Albicans is primarily responsible for these infections and is caused by dysbiosis, a condition that occurs when there is an imbalance of good to bad bacteria in the body. Dysbiosis […]
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 […]
Kids practice lots of important life skills at school, and one they seem to excel at is sharing – especially when it comes to colds and flu. Your darling elementary student is likely to share between 6-8 sicknesses this year, and your teen will bring home about half that. Along with adequate hand-washing throughout the […]
Notebook? Check! Shiny new backpack? Yep. Probiotics, prebiotics and fish oil?? Triple check!
Helping your child develop a healthy immune system is so important because it will help them develop resilience, meaning that any sickness they do get will be less severe and the duration of their sickness will be reduced. Resilience also refers to the […]
Probiotics are beneficial microbes that offer multiple health benefit to humans. They are often taken as dietary supplements, and in fermented and cultured foods to help make our digestion run smoothly. Probiotics are in and on us, in what we refer to as our microbiome. They are in the forest air, the dirt at the […]
When you think about probiotics, do your thoughts meander to your digestive tract? It makes sense: your intestines offer up about 250 square metres of living space for bacteria to call home. But your ability to host bacteria extends far beyond your digestive tract. Important, too, is the impact that bacteria can have throughout the […]
Candida is a stubborn yeast that mostly affects women. Although yeast is a normal resident in the body, it can lead to various symptoms if it overgrows and spreads in the gut. Dysbiosis refers to an imbalance of microorganisms in the gut, which provides Candida with the opportunity to thrive.
Yeast is supposed to live in […]