Diet & Nutrition

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Buyer’s Guide: Open Your Eyes To Stroke Awareness

By Paula Reid The public health concern of stroke awareness has grown to a serious level, the number of lives the cardiovascular disease is effecting continues to grow. Strokes can…

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Buyer’s Guide: The Impact of Migraines

By Cayla Ramey Migraines affect one in four households in Canada, yet they are still not considered a legitimate medical issue. According to the Ontario Migraine Clinic, Migraines can cost…

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Buyer’s Guide: The Growing Health Concern of Depression

By Paula Reid Depression is a growing health problem, and gets much more complicated than being unhappy. Brain chemistry, genetic predisposition, personality, and stress can all lead to effects of…

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5 Strange Reasons for Weight Gain

When you gain weight, you may be quick to blame one of the usual suspects for it, like poor diet or lack of exercise. However, there are many less well-known…

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Boost Your Cardiac Nutrients

Adding plenty of fish to your diet can have a major impact on keeping good cardiac health in a number of different ways. Besides their delicious taste, fish contain omega-3…

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Flora 4-Stress

Stress Guide: Highlight Flora 4-Stress

Flora’s 4-Stress helps you manage stress in a healthy way.
It contains a blend of four adaptogenic herbs—American ginseng, rhodiola, ashwagandha, and schisandra berry extract— that support your body’s ability to…

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3 reasons to add curcumin to your medicine cabinet

Found in turmeric (the main spice used in curries), curcumin is the latest natural craze to hit the market. However, with all the hype surrounding it, it can sometimes be…

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Give your Green Tea a Citrus Boost

Do you love green tea? Studies have shown that adding citrus juice to your green tea boosts antioxidants and other nutrients to make an even stronger elixir. Catechins, the main…

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Genetically modified salmon approved for sale in Canada

Health Canada has approved AquAdvantage Salmon for sale as food in Canada. “The AquAdvantage Salmon is a GM salmon developed by AquaBounty Technologies Inc. to promote rapid growth during early…

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Eye for a Banana

Important pigments for eye health, carotenoids, are found at various levels in different banana varieties. Researchers are now trying to understand how exactly bananas make and store these pigments. They…

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The 5th annual Veggielicious is making waves with some seriously delicious participants. From May 6-22, over 40 restaurants, cafés, and bakeries will feature a prix-fixe menu and great deals on…

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Lose weight with beans

A new study finds that eating at least one serving a day of beans or legumes could contribute to modest weight loss. Consuming about a ¾ cup of beans, peas,…

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Does your body convert vitamin B9 into a usable form?

By Lisa Cantkier, Holistic Nutritionist We are what we eat, but we are also what we absorb. If we don’t get the right vitamins and minerals through our food and…

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