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Silver linings: the story of cancer, CanPrev and second chances

CanPrev is known for its quality line of comprehensive natural health products, but what many people don’t know is how and why CanPrev started. I was a 19-year-old business administration student at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus when I discovered a hard, pea-sized lump just under the surface of [...]

October 20th, 2016|

Prebiotics, Probiotics & Gut Health: All You Need to Know

Have you given special thanks to your gut microbiome today? As you go about your day, trillions of beneficial gut bacteria living inside your digestive system keep you healthy and well. Known as the gut flora, a constellation of more than a thousand different species, your gut microbiome is unique, [...]

July 2nd, 2020|

Ashwagandha: A Tradition of Rejuvenation

The History of Ashwagandha Withania Somnifera, Ashwagandha's scientific name, is both beautiful and powerful. Also commonly known as Indian Winter Cherry and Indian Ginseng, Ashwagandha has been used as a rejuvenating herb in Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine in practice in India for over 6000 years, as well as [...]

June 17th, 2020|

The Healing Powers of Adaptogens

Adaptogens are the most ancient modern health trend: steeped in the Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese traditions, adaptogenic herbs have no been used for thousands of years. Looking to jump onto the adaptogen train but still unsure what they're about? Let's discover the healing powers of adaptogens! Here's everything you need [...]

June 11th, 2020|

Ashwagandha, The King of Ayurvedic Herbs

Is ashwagandha a part of your health routine yet? An ancient staple of Ayurveda - the Indian system of medicine, ashwagandha delivers a full spectrum of surprisingly modern benefits. Long revered and utilized by herbalists, this herb is now going mainstream and finding its way into many nutritional supplements too. [...]

May 27th, 2020|

Simple Self-Care Practices for a Healthy Mind, Body & Soul

What Are Self-Care Practices? Self-care practices are any activities we do intentionally to take care of our mental, physical, and emotional health. It seems like a simple concept, but it’s often overlooked. Think about it - when was the last time you did something caring towards yourself? Self-care is key [...]

May 25th, 2020|

Antioxidant Myth Busters

Antioxidants come top of mind for many health-conscious folks, but is everything you've heard about antioxidants factually correct? Read on for a refresher on antioxidant myths and truths. 1) Myth or truth: Are antioxidants really important? Truth. Antioxidants are essential substances for health. We generate antioxidants at the cellular level [...]

May 11th, 2020|

Antioxidants: Everything You Need To Know

Ever wondered what antioxidants really are and what they do in the body? Read on for everything you need to know about antioxidants, free radicals, the ORAC scale, and antioxidant-rich foods and supplements. What is an antioxidant? Simply put, an antioxidant is a substance that works hard to protect your [...]

May 8th, 2020|

FODMAP Made Easy: Beginner’s Guide to the FODMAP Diet

If you are interested in optimal gut health, whether for personal or professional resources, you've probably heard of FODMAP and the diet associated with it. But what is the FODMAP diet, and who should adopt its guidelines? Are there any drawbacks to the FODMAP diet? Are onions and wheat still [...]

April 28th, 2020|