Sleep truly is at the base of the health pyramid. It is such a vital pillar of health that so often gets neglected. According to Statistics Canada, Canadians are not getting enough sleep1 and insomnia affects a large percentage of the population on a situational, recurrent and chronic basis2. Now as the world is facing […]
The gut is the foundation of good health and home to trillions of bacteria. In fact, gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) represents almost 70% of the entire immune system. Keeping your gut healthy is a key factor for good immune health.
While some bacteria are associated with disease, others are extremely important for your health. According to […]
Immunity is on everyone’s mind these days. While it’s absolutely important to support our body’s immune system from the inside out, it’s also an important time to think about our overall wellness. The roots of ‘wellness’ date back to ancient India, China, Greece & Rome. But today, wellness has gone mainstream, and many of us […]
In this new normal that we are navigating, going back to school and work might look a little different this year and healthy routines are more important than ever. Good habits go a long way toward giving you and your kids a great head start. A healthy diet, adequate sleep, exercise and stress relieving activities […]
There’s something about the transition from summer to fall that inspires a fresh start and the will to get things done. As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, routine can help provide predictability and structure in each day. So, whether you are a student, parent, or returning to a regular work schedule, there are […]
Eating a healthy diet (free of processed foods), keeping well hydrated, avoiding excessive sun exposure (which causes photo-ageing), exercising regularly (to enhance circulation and detoxification) and avoiding smoking, are keys to healthy skin. Using safe and clean cosmetics can go a long way to preserve and protect your precious exterior. A great way to customize […]
Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay their sleep. Perhaps you’ve been staying up more often lately watching your favourite television series, or spending more time on your phone scrolling through social media during the night.
Unfortunately, sleep deprivation can affect our mood, making us more irritable. Lack of sleep also causes an inability to […]
The Brain-Gut axis describes a remarkable dialogue between our central nervous system (CNS), which is the brain and spinal cord, and the enteric nervous system (ENS), a vast network of neurons that innervates our digestive tract. The ENS is sometimes called the “second brain” because of its many overlapping roles and characteristics with the CNS. […]
Serotonin is one of the major neurotransmitters in the body that plays important roles in emotional well-being, sleep, pain, and appetite. Low serotonin can be an underlying factor in multiple chronic health problems including fibromyalgia and migraines.
Naturally sourced from the seed of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia, 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and is […]
Mental health is more relevant today than ever before. Whether the cause is health, finances, family, job or any number of other things, a large number of people are struggling with mental health issues. In fact, by the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have, or have had, a mental illness.