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How to develop a New Year’s theme that works for you

Fewer than half of New Year’s resolutions are successful within the first six months of the year. The problem is that typical resolutions are too concrete, making them difficult to stick to. “Lose 20 lbs”, “exercise more”, “spend less money”; whatever it may be, many resolutions don’t have the wiggle room to accommodate real life. And this can be a set-up for disappointment.

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.

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!

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 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 more…