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…

Eating Organic: The Benefits and the Basics

Over the last several years, we have seen a rise in demand for organic foods. While we have become more health conscious and environmentally focused, the benefits of eating organic foods have become more top of mind. The Benefits of Eating Organic By choosing to eat organic, you help support sustainable farming practices that focus on more…

4 Ways to Use Fresh Mint in the Kitchen

Mint is a summer staple in many herb gardens that is known for being very easy to grow. So what do you do with an abundant supply of fresh mint? The Different Types of Mint Before we get into all the tasty ways to use fresh mint, let’s look at two of the most common more…

How to Maintain A Probiotic-Friendly Diet

Probiotics are microorganisms that have a beneficial effect on health. The gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract are teeming with bacteria and other microorganisms. Some are good, some are bad, and what we consume can have a significant impact on these organisms. Here are a few tips to help maintain a probiotic-friendly diet: Probiotic Supplements High-quality more…