Category Archives: Food & Nutrition

How to Manage Hypothyroidism

Do you frequently feel cold, tired, have trouble losing weight, along with other unexplained symptoms such as hair loss?   Although common, these symptoms could indicate an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), which means the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones.  Hypothyroidism slows your metabolism and is increasingly common with age.  If left untreated, it can not […]

Estrogen Dominance – How to Reduce Your Risk The Natural Way

Estrogen is an important hormone that is present in both males and females, albeit in different ratios.  In women, it forms the reproductive organs and is an important factor in regulating the menstrual cycle.  As women age (especially near menopause), their hormone levels change resulting in a decrease in both estrogen and progesterone.  Although both […]

Is Inflammation Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals?

We all know losing weight is a simple equation.  Burn off more calories than you consume, and you’ll lose weight.  Right?  Turns out this may not always be the case.  Research has found there is something that may be lurking in your body that can sabotage your best efforts to lose weight, no matter how […]

Broccoli and Mental Health

May is mental health awareness month, so we thought it fitting to dig into the research behind a common food that has long been hailed as a brain boosting superstar – broccoli.   Not only is it packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, but it has certain bioactive compounds, including a sulfur-containing chemical called sulforaphane, […]

Blueberries vs. Bilberries

Blueberries vs. bilberries – is there a difference? We’ve all more than likely seen and eaten the humble blueberry, but bilberries are a little less familiar, at least in North America. Bilberry is a European relative of the blueberry and looks very similar in shape and size. One main difference however is the flesh  – […]

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days.  While some of us are relishing the time with our families, others are aimlessly going about their day feeling lost and unproductive.  Unfortunately, a lack of schedule and routine can lead to unhealthy habits such as skipping meals (or snacking all day), forgetting to […]

Simple Ways to Get Healthy Again

If your New Year’s resolution was to start eating better, but you have gotten a bit off track, National Nutrition Month®, celebrated in March, is a good time to refocus and be more mindful of what you eat. Healthy eating doesn’t have to complicated or mean giving up the things you love.  It’s all about […]

Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, and since Valentine’s Day so appropriately falls in February as well, we found it fitting to direct our attention to the organ that works so hard every second of every day… our heart! The heart is one of the five vital organs that is essential for human survival. Throughout the […]

How to Relieve Eczema Prone Skin

Are you part of the 23% of the world’s population who has some form of eczema? If you’re not, then it is likely you know someone who is. Surely, if you were a lifeguard in a summer day camp, then you definitely saw eczema on campers’ skin. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s start […]

How to Manage Gout – The Natural Way

If you’ve ever woken up at night to a sudden attack of pain in your big toe (ankle, knee, wrist, or fingers) then you are probably already familiar with the intense and unforgiving pain of gout.  The intense joint pain is usually accompanied by swelling, redness and tenderness, and sends many people to the emergency […]