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 [...]

By |2020-05-26T19:50:06+00:00May 11th, 2020|Nutrition, Vitamins, Whole foods|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-08-04T20:46:54+00:00May 8th, 2020|Nutrition, Vitamins|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2020-05-14T19:47:28+00:00April 4th, 2020|Health, Nutrition, Vitamins|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-05-04T16:44:41+00:00November 13th, 2019|Health, Nutrition, Women's health|1 Comment

Keto Guide for Beginners

Time to eat some bacon, right? Wrong. Popular media portrays the ketogenic [keto] diet as a way to lose weight while eating copious amounts of bacon. In actuality, the keto diet is quite different. At its core, the keto diet is yet another version of a low-carbohydrate diet. Carbohydrates include [...]

By |2020-09-03T22:37:00+00:00August 7th, 2019|Diet, Lifestyle, Nutrition|1 Comment

An Exploration of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Its Connection To Health Issues

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, commonly called PCOS, is a hormonal condition affecting up to 10% of women. While PCOS is a hormonal disorder of the reproductive system, and its direct causes are still unknown, there are some exciting new discoveries when it comes to PCOS and its connection to insulin resistance, [...]

By |2020-05-04T19:55:37+00:00September 11th, 2018|Fertility, Nutrition, Symptoms, Women's health|1 Comment

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 [...]

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 [...]

Taking A Closer Look at Bone Health

Bone tissue is very dynamic because it is constantly being remodeled by dissolving and replacing minerals to keep the bones healthy. Osteoporosis is a disease where the bone is dissolving and losing minerals faster than it can be replaced making the bones hollow, porous and very susceptible to fractures. Vitamin [...]

By |2019-08-29T16:48:41+00:00February 8th, 2018|Aging, All, Diet, Minerals, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Scoop on Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 might not sound too familiar, it is not one of the more popularly wide known vitamins, like vitamin C or D. Vitamin K2, belongs to the Vitamin K family and is fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin K1 is the natural vitamin found in nature, mainly in green leafy plants and [...]

By |2020-01-06T17:32:19+00:00January 15th, 2018|All, Nutrition, Supplements|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

Do you suffer from small intestinal bacterial overgrowth?

What are the symptoms of SIBO? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO, is just that - when bacteria (or other microorganisms, good or bad) grow out of control in the small bowel. Compared to the large colon, it should be quite low in bacterial count. Colonization also ends up damaging [...]

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 [...]

Eating for Allergies this Spring

That time of year is here, when the cold bite of winter weather finally seems to be behind us, flowers are slowly starting to bloom, the birds & the bees are all atwitter and, oh yah – pollen also starts to fill the air! Are you experiencing itchy, watery eyes, [...]