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Matters of the heart – Understanding heart health

Your heart beats around 2.5 billion times over the average lifespan, pumping blood and transporting oxygen throughout your body. Its responsibilities are far-reaching, so making sure it's in great shape is an essential part of your overall wellbeing. Why is maintaining a healthy heart important? Whether it's your desires or [...]

February 14th, 2022|

Are you metabolically healthy?

When someone says, "Wow! You must have a fast metabolism!", they are likely referring to the ability to keep weight gain at bay. But, the truth is, metabolism impacts much more than weight. Metabolic health is the foundation of your overall wellbeing and includes all the chemical processes that keep [...]

January 12th, 2022|

Culprits in collagen loss + 3 natural ways to support collagen production

Starting in our mid-20s, we begin to produce 1% less collagen every year. The decrease in collagen production occurs for many reasons - some of which are beyond our control, while others are lifestyle-dependent. Understanding why collagen breaks down and what you can do to support your body's natural ability [...]

December 11th, 2021|

Tanya’s Tips for Homegrown Winter Microgreens

It was the summer before the pandemic. My husband painstakingly built my greenhouse with the help of neighbours and then needed the rest of the summer to recuperate (ha!). The seedlings I had sowed with anticipation in wide baking pans under cozy armchairs indoors moved to their new home in [...]

November 24th, 2021|

How cortisol causes cravings

A 2020 poll found that 27% of Canadians between the ages of 35 to 49 find most days to be "quite a bit or extremely stressful". While a certain amount of stress is normal, too much of it can prolong the presence of cortisol in our bodies, adversely affecting a [...]

October 25th, 2021|

Beyond the hype: Is a plant-based diet right for you?

Vegan diets have seen a rapid surge in popularity, due to the purported health benefits, environmental implications, and a wave of documentaries encouraging an animal-free approach to food. While vegetarian diets eschew meat products, veganism removes all animal by-products from the equation, including milk, eggs, and honey. With the elimination [...]

September 15th, 2021|

Breaking Down The B’s

The B vitamins are a family that often appear naturally combined in the foods we eat. They're commonly known as the B family, or B complex. They work in conjunction with one another for critical metabolic functions, acting as assistant coenzymes to catalyze many chemical reactions involved with nutrient breakdown, [...]

August 19th, 2021|