Peas & Thank You

Step up your supplement game with pea protein By Melissa Smith, CNP Have you heard? Protein powder is no longer reserved for body builders and avid gym-goers. It has become…

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How do calorie labels on menus affect our eating patterns?

As of January 1 of this year, new Ontario regulations require restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information for food and drink items on their menu boards,…

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Can probiotics prevent colic?

According to a new study, supplementing with probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding may reduce colic in newborns. The research, conducted by the University of Bari, looked at 66 pregnant…

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Change your life—and reinvigorate your mind—through Pilates BY CARA HAZELTON Photography by Chris Griffiths Nearly 100 years ago, Joseph H. Pilates developed the Pilates method of body conditioning, which has…

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Could probiotics be the key to weight loss?

By Melissa Smith, CNP Poor gut flora has been linked a range of chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes, depression, autoimmune conditions, and irritable bowel diseases. Furthermore, poor gut flora can…

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Could immunotherapy cure brain cancer?

A promising combination of immunotherapies delivers a one-two punch to brain cancer tumours with high cure rates in mice, scientific evidence published in Nature Communications says. Researchers at the Children’s…

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Nestlé baby biscuits found to contain excess acrylamide

A French study found that Nestlé’s P’tit Biscuits contain levels of acrylamide—a chemical contaminant known to increase the risk of cancer—that are over the European benchmark levels. The survey, carried…

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Are you drinking too much milk?

Apparently, you really shouldn’t cry over spilled milk. According to new research out of Sweden, drinking excess milk may shorten life span in women. The team, which operated out of…

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Friends with Benefits

Forget social media—you have billions of buddies already, and they’re helping to keep you healthy! BY Dr. Nigel Plummer, PhD and Medical Advisor to Genestra Brands In a world that…

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Natural, clinically-proven treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

BY CORRINA MOSCA REVIEWED BY SUHANI SHAH, BASC, ND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. According to…

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Get your psoriasis in check with Vitamin D!

BY CAYLA RAMEY REVIEWED BY SUHANI SHAH, BASC, ND Psoriasis is defined by inflammation that results in red, scaly patches of skin. According to the Mayo Clinic, people at a…

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PMS tips for every age and stage

We often hear that women “suffer” from PMS, but we don’t think so. Also, PMS symptoms change throughout the years—just as our bodies do. It might not always be pleasant,…

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Is your diet affecting your migraines?

There are a number of triggers which can cause migraines—and did you know it could be your diet? A recent scholarly review found that caffeine can be a very prominent…

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DISCOVER THE POWER OF ADDING CURCUMIN TO YOUR HEALTH-CARE ROUTINE BY GLENDA BRITTON, RHN Curcumin is quite possibly the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing…

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The Joint Connection


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Buyer’s Guide: Cold and Flu

With the warm weather over, you may be feeling great— albeit dreading the snow—until you’re waiting in line for your coffee and the person in front of you turns and…

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WHY PROBIOTICS ARE ESSENTIAL TO GLOBE TROTTERS BY CAYLA RAMEY We have all been warned about how easy it can be to contract various diseases when travelling abroad. Travelling overseas…

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Carbs 101

When it comes to managing carbs, what’s true and what’s false?   BY David Foreman ND, Herbal Pharmacist   Right now, low-carb diets are all the rage. However, many people…

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Rewire your mind

Transform your inner well-being—and your life, in general—with EFT By Stephanie Farrell, Empowerment Coach   In today’s fast-paced world, it is easy to become emotionally overwhelmed. From personal anxieties to…

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What are kumquats good for, anyway?

These strange citrus fruits sure do look adorable in the grocery aisle, but they’re much more than cute mini-oranges. This low-calorie option is rich in antioxidants, B-vitamins, flavonoids and minerals,…

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Combat PMS symptoms with flaxseeds

According to Dr. Marilyn Glenville, PhD, flaxseeds could be your best friend during that time of the month.   Dr. Glenville notes that flaxseeds, also known as linseeds, contain omega…

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Cilantro: herb or health-booster?

As an herb, cilantro tends to polarize eaters. Foodies everywhere either flock to its delicious, flavourful taste, or are disgusted by its “soapy” fragrance. However, whether you love cilantro or…

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BY: Corrina Mosca   With eleven million Canadians suffering from diabetes or prediabetes, this chronic disease is a prominent issue across the nation. Often debilitating and sometimes fatal, this condition…

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Health Cabinet

Dr. Dunner—Sambu Guard Sambu Guard gives you the boost you need to fight off infections. The syrup contains elderberries, which strengthen the immune system, while echinacea purpurea works to strengthen…

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Don’t Sugar-coat It

How to decrease sugar cravings By Dr. Rita Patel, ND   The holiday season brings good food, great company and memorable moments. While we look forward to the socializing, good…

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