Health & Wellness

Fall’s Metabolic Magnificence

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We are pleased to feature this guest blog from Barbara Bussey, she has been involved in the health industry for years, both from a personal and professional perspective. Barbara holds a Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness/Human Anatomy & Physiology with additional certification in Holistic Nutrition. She is a true believer in the power of using […]

5 Tips Before You Take New Supplements

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Our team integrative pharmacist, Kristy Horner, B.Sc (Pharm) shares 5 tips on what you should know before starting a new supplement. What dose should I be taking?  The dose often depends on why you are taking this vitamin or supplement.  When you supplement for a specific health concern it is often higher than doses used to maintain general health.  Make […]

Top Foods and Supplements with Dangerous Medication Interactions

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Would you believe me if I told you dark leafy greens have the potential to be dangerous? It sounds crazy, but certain supplements and even super healthy foods can interact with medications and cause dangerous side-effects when taken together! Below is a quick referral guide of the top food/supplement and drug interactions you should be […]

When the Gut Leaks…Inflammation Follows (and Leads)

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By Desiree Nielsen, RD One of the most significant advances in anti-inflammatory theory is the knowledge that inflammation can begin in the gut. In order to wrap your head around this, you need to understand the importance of your gut to your immune system. Much like your skin, your digestive tract lining is an important […]

Top Food and Herbs for Concentration and Serenity


Cocoa:  Cocoa is a potent source of the calmness promoting mineral magnesium. It also contains caffeine to enhance concentration and hundreds of compounds that boost endorphins and serotonin (two chemicals that are responsible for making us feel happy and serene). Studies have found consuming cocoa also increases blood flow to the brain, which may in […]

5 Foods that Can Sabotage School Performance

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Want your kids to excel at school this year? Make sure they get plenty of sleep, they exercise daily and they eat a whole-foods based diet (a high fruit and veggie intake is directly linked to higher academic performance).  While what they do eat is obviously important, what they DON’T eat also plays a crucial […]

How to Avoid Iron Deficiency and Improve Athletic Performance

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By sports nutritionist Nilo Ghajar-Williams Iron deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies in North America (1). Iron is a mineral important for aerobic exercise performance and energy production due to its role in oxygen transport and utilization (2). Athletes at risk for iron deficiency include females with heavy menses, distance runners, and strict vegetarians (i.e. […]

Reading Nutrition Labels 101


Companies use all sorts of gimmicks to fool you into believing their products are healthy, but the only way to actually know just how healthy those packaged foods are, is to master the art of nutrition and ingredients label reading. Here’s how: Keep it Simple Check how many ingredients there are in total — the less […]