Is your food healthy for the earth?

Keeping the earth happy and healthy is just as important as keeping ourselves in great health. Everything we do, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear, has an impact on our planet. That’s why it’s important to make environmentally conscious decisions that will not only benefit our [...]

2022-04-22T16:19:31+00:00April 20th, 2022|Diet, Health, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Quercetin: Moving beyond immune support

For centuries, plants have been used for their therapeutic properties. Quercetin is one of many powerful plant-based bioflavonoids known for immune support, but its benefits extend far beyond that. What is quercetin? Quercetin is a flavonol, one of six subclasses of plant pigments called flavonoids which give many fruits, vegetables [...]

2021-05-20T16:53:34+00:00May 14th, 2021|Aging, Allergies, CanPrev, Health, Heart Health, Mind & Memory|0 Comments

Back to the Basics for Better Immunity

Taking simple steps today can help better our health for tomorrow. Here are some additional back-to-the-basics immunity tips for a preventative care routine: Nutrition Boost Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables lays a strong foundation of quality antioxidants in your diet. Phytonutrient-rich foods Fill up on phytonutrients! These [...]

2020-11-06T21:47:21+00:00April 4th, 2020|Health, Nutrition, Vitamins|1 Comment

The Not-So-Sweet Cycle of Insulin Resistance

Insulin Sensitivity. Insulin Resistance. Hyperinsulinemia. Diabetes. Metabolic Syndrome. You’ve probably heard these terms quite a bit lately as you scroll through your health news. But usually, it’s not made clear enough what an important role INSULIN plays in your body. Well, here's a more accurate picture of how this critical [...]

2020-05-04T16:44:41+00:00November 13th, 2019|Health, Nutrition, Women's health|4 Comments

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 [...]

Cholesterol and women’s heart health: What you need to know

As a woman, are you committed to living a heart-healthy lifestyle? While we might think of older men when we hear “heart problems”, research tells us it’s time for women to look after their hearts, too. According to the Heart Research Institute, heart disease is the number one cause of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ND Perspective: Allergy and Sensitivity Testing

The development of allergies is becoming more and more common. The same goes for sensitivities to foods, chemicals and environmental factors. Our immune system and cellular tissue can become compromised due to inflammatory responses from the mechanisms of each reaction - especially through responses from sensitivities. Here's a little more [...]

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 [...]

Magnesium, Enzymes and Cellular Energy

There is a host of scientific studies linking magnesium to many different health conditions, but reviewing these effects one by one is overwhelming and confusing. Instead, it’s more helpful to look at magnesium’s underlying physiological mechanisms. Understanding what magnesium does fundamentally will let us better understand how insufficient magnesium levels [...]

2020-01-06T17:01:29+00:00November 17th, 2017|CanPrev, Health, Nutrition, Supplements|0 Comments

Magnesium and Cardiovascular Conditions

Blood clotting (intravascular thrombosis, heart attacks and strokes) Clotting is a normal response to blood vessel damage. When a blood vessel wall is damaged, tiny blood cells called platelets activate. These platelets adhere to a damaged surface and release sealing agents like fibrin. Magnesium regulates the activation of these platelets [...]

2020-01-06T16:47:51+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Aging, CanPrev, Health, Heart Health, Supplements|1 Comment

Meet Mike Levine – Do What You Love

Here at CanPrev, we are all about our community. Because without a platform to connect with individuals - we cannot learn, grow, educate, motivate or inspire. That's where our ambassadors come in. These individuals are dedicated to living life to the fullest! They are continually learning and growing, sharing their [...]

Meet Jessie Lam – Corporate Junkie Turns Fitness Guru

Corporate Junkie Turns Fitness Guru In this second part of our "CanPrev Ambassador" series, we introduce to you a Toronto native. Someone who truly knows the meaning of transformation and taking risks. Many Hats Meet Jessie Lam - Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, and [...]

2020-01-03T22:39:03+00:00April 20th, 2017|Active Life, All, CanPrev, Health, Health goals, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Meet Making Lemonade – Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Online Wellness Entrepreneur

We all have physical, emotional and mental challenges to overcome. To do this, we find the courage and brave the journey against these obstacles, in search for optimal health and preventing dis-ease. 'Taking charge of your own health' and 'you can prevent'- mantras that have sustained us, as well as [...]

The thirst is real

You've probably heard that if you're feeling thirsty, you’re likely already dehydrated. Well, it's sort of true. Thirst is basically your body’s way of telling you to get some sort of liquid into it. Your fluid levels are always fluctuating depending on the foods you eat and what you excrete. [...]

2020-05-14T17:29:16+00:00November 17th, 2016|Health|0 Comments

How much vitamin D should I be taking?

According to the Vitamin D Council, vitamin D is essential to bone health and researchers say that the "sunshine vitamin" plays a vital role in many other areas of health as well. Skin's exposure to sun enhances mood and energy. With the onset of fall, you're bound to get less vitamin [...]

2020-01-06T18:28:45+00:00September 27th, 2016|Health, Supplements|0 Comments

The sound (and health benefits) of silence

Let’s face it, noise is everywhere. It’s part of our daily lives. Even when we’re sitting in total silence there’s usually some background noise happening – the ticking of a clock, the whir or a fan, the clicking of a keyboard. There’s noise and then there’s noise. Notice the marked difference between [...]

2019-08-30T20:09:56+00:00September 20th, 2016|Health|0 Comments

What does Gluten Sensitivity Mean?

Gluten sensitivity has now earned the distinction of being a condition separate from celiac disease. A study conducted by a group of American and Italian researchers in 2001 found that a subset of patients made up of children and adults showed many of the same symptoms typical of celiac, but [...]

2019-08-30T20:47:17+00:00April 7th, 2016|All, Health|0 Comments

Generational Stress and Their Causes

We know the signs our bodies show in response to stress: increased heart rate, loss of appetite, susceptibility to infection, sharpened sight, bursts of energy. This is how the body behaves when it's in "fight or flight" mode. As we age, we experience different types of stress that can impact [...]

2019-08-30T21:22:06+00:00February 22nd, 2016|All, Health, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Chicken Soup for the Soul (and Flu)!

Chicken soup has a long history as a remedy for coughs, colds and other respiratory tract infections.  In a recent cell study, chicken soup was shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect by blocking the chemical messaging system (neutrophil chemotaxis) that contributes to chest congestion, mucous production and coughing.  The authors even suggested that [...]

2019-08-29T14:19:17+00:00December 21st, 2015|All, Health, Lifestyle|0 Comments