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What You Should Know About Diabetes

Now is the time to strengthen your game plan for preventing and managing diabetes, and your first step is to become more informed. Here’s what you should know about preventing and managing diabetes.

Oil of Oregano – Your Secret Weapon this Cold & Flu Season

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.

How do digestive enzymes work?

Indigestion affects nearly one third of North Americans today. Symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea are common signs that you may be having trouble digesting proteins, fats, or carbohydrates in your food. This can harm your body and cause you to miss out on important nutrients and microelements that pass through your system unabsorbed.

Fermented Foods for Better Nutrition

You’ve likely been told to “eat your greens” at some point or another. After all, fruit and vegetables play a critical role in your nutrition and overall health. But is there a way to further enhance the value of farm-fresh, plant-based foods? There sure is, through fermentation!

7 Tips for Optimal Muscle Recovery After a Workout

Are you sore from working out in beast mode? That’s fantastic.

The aches and pains that you’re feeling mean that your muscles are stressed and rebuilding to become even stronger. Scientifically speaking, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). More….

8 Effortless Tips to Manage Family and Work Stress

Feeling the pressure of family and work stress? The stress of maintaining a challenging career with demanding expectations can put significant strains on family life and relationships. If this sounds all too familiar, you aren’t alone. More than one in every four Canadian workers report finding even a regular day “quite a bit” or “extremely” more…

Summer Produce: A Fresh, Delicious, Vibrant Feast!

North American summer produce is truly one of the best parts of the season! The longer days and warmer weather bring a peak variety of local fruits and vegetable to market. It’s your best time to savour the sweetness of stone fruits, load up on fragrant herbs, and appease fickle summer appetites with thirst-quenching salads more…

Spring Recipe: Fresh Radish Butter Spears

You don’t need a fancy recipe to enjoy eating fresh spring produce. But a great Spring recipe is hard to ignore – especially when healthy seasonal ingredients are right at your fingertips. To enjoy real spring flavours while maintaining the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrients, keep your preparation as light and breezy more…

4 Essential Hair, Skin, and Nail Tips for Spring

Spring has finally sprung. What a relief to exchange those mitts and toques for spring attire and expose that – oh so in need of attention – skin, hair, and nails that have been suffering beneath your winter gear all season. Thankfully, spring is the time for rejuvenation – on the inside and out! Here more…

5 Brilliant, Every Day Uses for Old Coffee Grounds

Did you know that after you’ve made coffee, a range of valuable phytonutrients, including minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids, remain in the filter [1]? So hold off throwing those old coffee grounds immediately into the compost and try reusing them in one of the following 5 ways: 1. Marinade Believe it or not, spent coffee grounds add an more…