Leigh Matthews

Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT, is a health and wellness writer specializing in plant-based nutrition. A long-time vegan, Leigh is interested in diet as preventative medicine, as well as the politics of food justice. She also enjoys baking (and eating) delicious cupcakes.

Articles by Leigh Matthews

Inflammation-Busting Supplements

There are many ways to manage and prevent inflammation and associated pain, and if the warmer weather has you raring to rush outside and get active, it can help to have some inflammation-busting supplements and strategies on hand, just in case.

How Allergies Affect Mood

Our neighbours and friends may welcome spring flowers and the buds on trees, but things can look a little different if you suffer from seasonal allergies. In addition to the coughing, sneezing, sticky eyes, and a runny nose, a growing body of research also suggests a significant link between allergies and mood problems.

Quercetin Explained

What is quercetin prized for? Take an in-depth look at this natural antioxidant and how it helps support immune function and cardiovascular health, among other things.

Skincare from the Inside Out

If your skin’s suffering due to stress, too much time indoors, or lost sleep, it’s time to feed your skin from within. Focusing on nutrients that help nourish and protect the skin can help prevent skin damage, revitalize skin, and keep visible signs of ageing at bay.

How to Reset Your Circadian Rhythm

Is your sleep cycle off- kilter? If you need to reset your circadian rhythm and get a good night’s sleep, natural remedies and good overall sleep hygiene can help.

Your Guide to B12

Vitamin B12 deficiency can sneak up on you. In this guide to B12, learn about why this vitamin is so important, and learn about the different variations in B12 supplements.

Health Tips for the Weekend Warrior

Learn how to be a Weekend Warrior! There are big benefits to getting out in nature and pushing your body to its limits, but it’s also smart to be proactive about your health. That way, you can continue your outdoor adventures for years to come.

Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

On average, Canadian adults suffer from 2–5 colds every year, and if you have a child in daycare or school, chances are that your house is already shaking with sneezes. With more than 200 viruses responsible for the common cold, it’s practically impossible to avoid exposure – but there are ways to support immune function year-round. Step up oregano oil.

Support Your Bones – The Health Benefits of K2

Vitamin K2 is a little-known vitamin that is essential for strong, healthy bones and teeth, as well as for cardiovascular health. How does vitamin K support the health of your bones, teeth, and arteries? Before we take a look at the research, it’s important to understand the different types of vitamin K and why vitamin K2 is the one to look out for to support good health.

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.