Wellbeing

Polyphenols

Polyphenols are a class of antioxidants found in plants. They are chemical compounds that plants produce to protect themselves against parasites, bacteria, ultraviolet radiation and cell injury. And when we eat those plants, or parts of those plants, we reap the...

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Cholesterol

Generally speaking, Spring is thought of as the time for rejuvenation. However, for the health conscious, January is typically the month when a global wellness "stock-taking" is done and changes are made for the coming year. Seems we've just finished with one big "C"...

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Vitamin C

When you think of vitamin C, you immediately think of how we've been taught that vitamin C combats illness, especially during cold and flu season. But did you know that vitamin C is also required by the body for at least 300 other metabolic functions and that your...

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Superfoods-Pineapple

Yummy and sweet and reminiscent of paradise, who doesn't like pineapple? There's probably a few who don't like peeling a pineapple, but once you get inside, there are limitless uses for that juicy yellow flesh. A tropical tenderizer that promotes strong bones,...

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Diabetes

Over the past few decades, it would seem that some of our lifestyle choices have enabled the swift progression of a condition now well-known to the general population; diabetes. In Canada, Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases and there is a growing...

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Generalized Inflammation

Our bodies are endowed with a repertoire of innate responses to imbalance. For example, when a part of our body is injured, the body's immune system instinctively responds with the appropriate corrective measures which generally cause four symptoms; redness, pain,...

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Valerian

Our daily lives bring us innumerable opportunities for stress which we're required to deal with and then move on. But how many of us can actually put the day's stresses behind us once our heads hit the pillow? This stress prevents us from getting a good night's sleep,...

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Fibromyalgia

In today's world, fibromyalgia, or as it's sometimes known as Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) has become one of the most common conditions doctors diagnose when it comes to our muscles, yet its cause, to date, is largely unknown. Unlike other conditions which affect our...

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Cancer – Fight the Good Fight

Cancer can change your life, however, the changes cancer brings can have very positive effects on your lifestyle. Very soon, you'll have a team of professionals at your side helping you navigate this medical maze. These medical professionals will have all the latest,...

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Intestinal Health

INTESTINAL HEALTH Because our intestines are the only avenue through which our body gets the nutrients it needs, keeping them healthy is of utmost importance. It's such a simple thing to keep your intestines functioning at peak capacity. Eating the right foods,...

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Vitamin B12

The name vitamin B12 is misleading as this is not one single vitamin but the general name for a group of essential biological compounds known as cobalamins; so named because they carry the element cobalt, much like hemoglobin carries iron. It is best taken in a...

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Skin, Hair and Nails

You wouldn't think to consider skin, hair and nails together, would you? However, these three are all inter-related and generally require the same vitamins and minerals to maintain them in their best condition. Our skin is our body's largest organ, cradling and...

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