Category Archives: Food & Nutrition

Why Your Skin Changes Around Menstruation

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and often outwardly reflects what’s going on inside.  This is true when it comes to menstruation.  If you ask any woman, no doubt she will agree that her monthly hormonal changes are often coupled with breakouts, especially around the chin area.  But why does this happen, and since […]

Eat Your Broccoli

Why do parents force their kids to eat broccoli? Well, everybody knows that broccoli is considered one of those healthy, “dark, leafy green” vegetables, that have an abundance of vitamins and minerals, but is there something more to this familiar green? While broccoli is considered a rich source of vitamins K and C, it is […]

Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis

If you or someone you know suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS), you probably know how unpredictable life can be.  Some may go long periods with mild or no symptoms at all, while others can experience frequent symptoms such as blurred vision, fatigue and unsteadiness.  Unfortunately, some with severe cases can eventually lose the ability to […]

A Smarter Way to Eat?

“You are what you eat” is a phrase we’ve all heard.   And it’s true a nutritious diet can keep our bodies healthy and strong.  But what about our brains?  Is there any way to protect our brain from memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease as we age?  The answer is yes!  Researchers have discovered that a […]

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 […]