Clean Eating: A Beginner’s Guide

Clean Eating: A Beginner’s Guide The first time I stopped eating wheat on the advice of a naturopath, I was HUNGRY. All the time. I didn’t know what to eat, what to cook, or even how to find a restaurant I could eat at.  Despite having a diet that didn’t seem all that bad to more…

6 Top Root Vegetables for Winter

6 Top Root Vegetables for Winter Root vegetables are hardy, delicious, and loaded with nutrients. They supply complex carbohydrates but lack the gluten found in some common grains. Many root vegetables have a conveniently long shelf life when stored properly, which make them a great winter pantry staple. They’re also easy to prepare as they’re more…

Vitamin Angels & the Power of Vitamins

Vitamin Angels & the Power of Vitamins All over the globe mothers and children are at risk for malnutrition; this coupled with extreme poverty, unbearable living conditions and a lack of resources takes a devastating toll on their survival rate. Luckily, there is a small, dedicated group of people working hard to provide support to more…

9 Healthy Habits

9 Healthy Habits Healthy people share at least one common trait – habits that get them through the day in the healthiest way possible. Habits are actions that are practically second nature, which makes them easy to stick to.  You might be surprised to realize then, that this suggests healthy people don’t put a lot more…

Immunity Contest

Natural Factors Immunity Contest As we roll out of fall and into the thick of winter, strengthening and maintaining our immune systems is at the top of everyone’s mind. Through to December 31, 2015 we’re running an Immunity Contest. Entering is easy and the prizes are not only amazing, but they’ll also help you and more…

Whole Food Supplements

Whole Food Supplements What is a Whole Food? A food is considered whole when it has not been processed, changed, or refined in any way. Whole foods include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and animal products such as meat and eggs. In whole foods, there exists a natural balance of the three macromolecules: protein, carbohydrates, more…

Top 5 Fall Foods

Top 5 Fall Foods The days may be shorter, but farmers are still working hard to provide us with fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep up your end of the bargain by checking out your local market and stocking up on these top 5 healthy foods for fall: 1. Leeks Part of the allium family that more…

Recipe: Two-Bite Pumpkin Muffins

Recipe: Two-Bite Pumpkin Muffins Pumpkin is the perfect fall vegetable. It not only makes a beautiful autumn centerpiece, but it is a surprisingly versatile ingredient to cook with – not to mention low in calories and chock full of vitamin A and potassium [1]. Once peeled and cooked, you can add pumpkin to soups, pasta, more…

Best Under the Weather Foods

Best Under the Weather Foods Coughs, colds, and flu are rife at this time of year, thanks to the sharing of germs at school, more time spent in close quarters indoors, and on packed public transit. When we’re sick it can be a real challenge to eat anything at all, but sticking to regular meal more…