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The Many Health Benefits of Collagen

The number of dietary supplements and food items, like bone broth, containing collagen are on the rise – and for good reason. Increasing your dietary intake of collagen has been linked to positive effects on health, including improved skin appearance, reduced joint pain, and better digestion and gut health. It [...]

Beyond the Brazil Nut: The Benefits of Selenium

What Is It? Selenium is a trace mineral naturally occurring in the soil, in certain foods, and very small amounts can be found in natural water sources. Selenium’s main role is acting as an antioxidant and has many benefits to the body. Selenium is also a chief component of the [...]

Best Practices for Summer BBQ’s and Healthier Grilled Meat

Don’t Summer and BBQ’s just go hand-in-hand together? Grilling just seems to make food taste better, no matter what you cook on the BBQ...meat, poultry, vegetables, even fruit! These foods all taste amazing when prepared on a smokey grill. However, consuming grilled food too often in the form of muscle [...]

By |2019-02-19T18:05:42+00:00June 26th, 2018|All, Digestion, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition|0 Comments

6 Essential Nutrients For The Athlete

Optimizing nutrition when you’re an athlete (or even if you workout regularly) can make a significant difference in your health and performance on the court, field or at the gym. Just like exercising your muscles through cardiovascular workouts or strength training is important, so is fueling your body properly through [...]

Natural Health Practitioners: Are You Taking Charge of Your Own Health?

Thomas Edison once said: “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the maintenance of the human frame, in diet, and in the prevention of disease.” Connecting with a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) as part of your health-care team is a great way to incorporate a [...]

By |2018-04-17T12:35:56+00:00April 17th, 2018|All, CanPrev, Expert Advice, Health, Lifestyle, Motivation|0 Comments

What Do My Fingernails Have To Do With My Health?

You probably don’t think about them too much, except maybe which polish colour to choose next? But, you would be surprised what those little keratinized extensions of our fingertips (your fingernails) can tell us about our nutrition, and our health status overall. Naturopaths often include an examination of a patient's [...]

Nutrient Deficiencies: Why Nearly Everyone Has Them

Health Canada advises, along with many nutrition professionals, “that a healthy and balanced diet can provide most people with the nutrients essential for good health.” [1] Does that mean that if we eat a “healthy and balanced diet”, that we’ll be meeting all the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and we’ll [...]