Leigh Matthews

Articles by Leigh Matthews

How Healthy Are Your Gums?

Good oral health is essential for overall health and quality of life. A happy, healthy mouth allows us to eat, drink, breathe, and to speak and smile.

Adaptogens: Stress-Busting Herbs To Keep You Happy & Healthy

Humans have survived because of our ability to respond to our environment and its many stresses. In today’s world of hurried life, work and social pressures, pollution, chemicals, and nutrient deficient foods, the demand on our minds and bodies to cope with stress is greater than ever. A group of ancient herbs, known as adaptogens, can help.

An in-depth look at Adaptogens

Adaptogens are natural substances, including herbs, that help the body cope with both mental and physical stress. They can have a wide variety of effects, including supporting healthy function of the adrenal glands.

Why You Should Be Eating Almonds

Almonds are delicious and versatile, and there’s now mounting evidence to suggest that they support heart health, gut health, appetite management, and even skin health.

Top Tips for Brain Health

Most bathroom cabinets are overflowing with lotions and potions to tackle the exterior signs of aging, but the real fear for many of us, is not how we’ll look in five, ten, or fifteen years. It’s the fear of dementia and, more specifically, Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association of Canada, over 747,000 Canadians more…

More Greens Please!

More Greens Please! If your idea of greens is a limp leaf of iceberg lettuce on your burger, it’s time to up your game and discover the wonderful world of highly nutritious, and highly delicious mizuna, kale, spinach, chard and other leafy greens. These plants are teeming with goodness, and are increasingly found as a more…