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

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.

How to Choose a Plant-Based Protein Powder

Plant-based protein powder isn’t new, but it does seem to be gaining in popularity. These days, there’s a wide variety of products to choose from, so it can be hard to determine which is best suited to your lifestyle and dietary needs. For those considering adding a plant-based protein powder to their diet, but don’t more…

5 Tips to Help Keep Kids Healthy

5 Tips to Help Keep Kids Healthy Most parents know that sneezes and sniffles are bound to happen throughout the school year as kids share not only their adventures, but also their germs. So how can you help keep your kids (and yourself!) feeling healthy throughout the school year? 1. Pack Water Bottles Smaller children more…