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Which Natural Products to Trust

Supplement Aisle

A walk down the supplement aisle can quickly become an overwhelming and frustrating experience. Today, the natural health market has grown to include hundreds of products, which makes it difficult for any consumer to navigate. How do you know which product is best? In Canada, the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Product Directorate (NNHPD) enforces regulations […]

Chicken Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

Morrocan Chicken Soup

Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients 6 cups low sodium chicken stock 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped 2 garlics cloves, chopped 1 tsp turmeric 3 – 4 kales leafs, stems removed, chopped into thin slices 2 Tbsp grated ginger 1 sweet potato, chopped into small chucks ¼ […]

Soy What? Navigating Soy Foods For Breast Health

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From ice cream to cereals soy is everywhere. Yet, some soy is better for you than others. The explosion of soy containing products on the shelves in the 1990s stems from research discovering those who ate soy protein have lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). The popularity of soy has continued as phytoestrogens in soy, called […]

Brain Food: What to Eat (and what to avoid) for Better Brain Health

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Controversy around the effects of grain on our brain has academics debating about which foods promote cognitive health. The debate has spiraled and now has nutritionists questioning the fundamentals of what makes up a healthy diet. Should We Eat or Avoid Carbs? “Carbs are destroying your brain,” says Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, author of the […]

Are We Getting Sicker?

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Immune Systems and How to Support Them Our current state of poor general health, high stress, and unhealthy lifestyle choices drastically reduce our immune systems’ ability to fight off infection, illness, and disease. In fact, the Center for Disease Control includes antibacterial resistance and a handful of viral epidemics in the top ten health concerns. […]

What is Gluten?

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Jimmy Kemmel’s video question. Our answer to “What is Gluten?” Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue”) is a combination of two “types of protein” – gliadin and glutenin. Gluten helps dough rise and gives it elasticity. “True gluten” is only found in wheat but barley, grains and rye contain a similar protein composition that can cause reactions in sensitive […]

Surprising Benefits of Your Favourite Summer Fruits

Strawberry, cherry and raspberries

Juicy, sweet summer fruit is finally here! While you savour their sinfully delicious flavours, feel good about the health benefits they offer. Cherries Cherries contain melatonin. Melatonin helps the body know when it’s time to sleep and time to wake up, explaining why some people claim they simply can’t sleep-in on weekends. Melatonin is naturally […]

Coconut Citrus Bars

Coconut Citrus Bars

Whether you are gluten free or not, this citrus bar is perfect for spring and doesn’t contain refined sugar, unhealthy fats or refined flours. Perfect for anyone who loves citrus. I find grapefruit juice to be slightly sweeter tasting than lemon but if you want a more tart bar you can easily use all lemon juice. Feel […]