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DIY Aromatherapy Ideas

Interest in aromatherapy continues to grow with people joining the trend every day. You might start by looking for a scent that you have just enjoyed at someone else’s home, but you may not be aware of the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, or where to go to next. Here are some tips to help […]

Choosing the Best Probiotic for You

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 everyday. Inside your mouth, intestines, urinary tract – and for women vaginal tract – there are 100 trillion bugs […]

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 […]

Spotlight on Garlic: The Heart Health All-Star

If a garlic supplement isn’t already part of your heart health arsenal, hundreds of scientific studies suggest it should be. In fact, aged garlic extract, or AGE, is one of the most heavily researched herbal medicines today and is among the most commonly used supplements in people with heart disease. Numerous studies suggest aged garlic […]

Turn Beauty on its Head

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is often described as the glue that holds everything together. It’s also the stuff that makes your skin look youthful and your joints feel good. Our body’s natural production of collagen, which is essential to overall health, appearance, muscle, tendons and cartilage, diminishes significantly starting […]

Add A Little Sunshine to Your Winter Days

Vitamin D is a vital nutrient. We generally get the vitamin D we need from the sun’s rays, which give vitamin D its nickname as the “Sunshine Vitamin.” Unfortunately, two major issues prevent most Canadians from getting sufficient amounts of vitamin D. First, modern concerns about the harmful effects of sun exposure mean that Canadians […]

The pH Connection to Colds & Flu

Do you catch colds and flu frequently? Are you susceptible to canker sores, sensitive teeth and sore throat? Are you mentally tired after an hour of desk work? All of these symptoms and more may be connected to an imbalance in the body’s pH, as an over-acidic condition.

pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity […]

Follow Your Gut

2020 was certainly quite a year. It would be difficult to find anyone who didn’t experience stress from the past year’s world events. Whether it was due to work, finances, family, health or other causes, stress had a significant impact on our lives. Managing stress is important to our overall health, and it can involve […]

The Secret to Beautiful Hair, Skin, and Nails

Collagen is your beauty protein. During youth, you have a rich abundance of collagen. In addition, the collagen forms itself in a resilient “tight mesh” matrix. This “ideal” collagen condition prevents wrinkles from forming, gives skin elasticity, and helps create thick and strong hair. But starting at age 21, collagen diminishes by 1% per year. […]

What is Manuka Honey?

In the pristine mountains of New Zealand, you’ll hear the hum of a nation’s hardest-working production team: millions of small-but-mighty honey bees with a hankering for nectar from New Zealand’s indigenous Manuka flower. With blush pink and flashy fuchsia blossoms that appear less than 6 weeks out of every year, the scrubby Manuka busy is […]