Leigh Matthews

Articles by Leigh Matthews

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…

Arthritis – What we now know

Arthritis is an age-old problem, and often a problem of old age, but chronic joint pain and reduced mobility need not be inevitable in our later years. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting arthritis research from the last little while.

Are Digestive Enzymes the Same as Probiotics?

Probiotics and digestive enzymes are increasingly popular natural products shown to support digestive health, but are digestive enzymes the same as probiotics? In short, no. There is, however, some overlap between the potential health benefits of these natural supplements

How to Breathe During Exercise

Learning how to breathe properly during exercise can do wonders for your performance, stamina, and recovery rate. Knowing when to inhale and exhale during exercise can be tricky, but with a little practice, proper technique can quickly become a healthy habit!

New UCLA Study Suggests Curcumin Can Improve Memory, Mood, and Attention

If you find it hard to pay attention, you’ll want to pay attention to the latest study carried out by a team of researchers at UCLA. In an 18-month clinical trial, researchers found evidence that curcumin, the bright yellow pigment found in turmeric root, may help improve attention, memory, and mood in older adults with mild age-related memory complaints.