Muscle matters. The benefits of lean muscle mass for lifelong health

Ever marveled at how effortlessly you tackle everyday tasks, from lugging groceries to chasing after the kids or dominating in a friendly game of backyard basketball? That's the magic of lean muscles at work. It's not just about looking like a superhero; it's about feeling like one in the real-world [...]

Move to the beat of a healthy heart

Your heart isn’t only responsible for the beat in your chest, it's also the rockstar behind every breath you take. Our steady companion beats over 100,000 times per day, guiding thousands of gallons of blood to every corner of our bodies. This constant flow acts like a nurturing stream, carrying [...]

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

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 [...]

2021-10-06T14:20:28+00:00September 15th, 2021|CanPrev, Diet, Lifestyle, Minerals, Nutrition, Supplements, Vitamins, Whole foods|0 Comments

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 [...]

2020-11-06T21:50:33+00:00August 7th, 2019|Diet, Lifestyle, Nutrition|2 Comments

Meet Jamie Junker – Endurance Athlete

Meet Jamie Junker, CanPrev Ambassador, Alberta native, and Mountain Endurance Athlete. Jamie is a rock climber, alpine climber, free solo climber, and mountaineer. The CanPrev Team thinks he's more of a monkey, but you can decide for yourself. Conquering the Canadian Rockies Jamie discovering mountain running was like finding buried [...]

2019-08-29T15:09:16+00:00December 11th, 2018|Active Life, CanPrev, Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation|0 Comments

Fall Detox for the Skin

As the largest organ in the body, conditions of the skin is a trusted indication of one's overall health. If you are experiencing skin issues such as severe acne or dermatitis, or flare-ups in your eczema or psoriasis, maybe consider a detox this fall to help settle those symptoms. Eczema This [...]

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 [...]

Meet Mia Noblet – Professional Slackliner

Meet Mia Noblet, CanPrev ambassador, Vancouver native and women's world record slackline holder! The CanPrev team was fairly new to the sport of slacklining before taking on Mia as an ambassador and we were curious to know more about the sport once she decided to come aboard. So what's slacklining all about anyway? In short, it is [...]

2019-12-16T23:08:12+00:00May 29th, 2018|Active Life, All, Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation, Workouts|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 [...]

2019-12-16T23:38:47+00:00April 17th, 2018|All, CanPrev, Expert Advice, Health, Lifestyle, Motivation|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019-12-16T23:28:30+00:00March 15th, 2018|Active Life, Aging, All, CanPrev, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Supplements|0 Comments

Meet Joseph Cheung – Your Health Is Your Wealth

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

CanPrev Ambassador Interview – Spencer Madden

Spencer Madden is a modern day adventurer. He’s the founder of Mountain Obsession, a welcoming tribe whose members share quality outdoor content, inspire new adventure, promote environmental stewardship and encourage the spread of a “live life to the fullest” mentality. In July of 2015, Spencer embarked on a solo trek [...]

2019-09-03T14:36:29+00:00January 25th, 2016|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

Make Your Own Plant-Based Protein Bars With CORE!

Here’s what makes them nutritiously good… You get a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement in each homemade bar  ✓ Protein is plant-based  ✓ High in healthy fats and fiber ✓ Nutrient dense snack (supports healthy blood sugar levels)  ✓ Dairy and gluten free  ✓ All you need is… 1½ cups rolled oats [...]

2019-08-29T14:20:39+00:00December 11th, 2015|All, Lifestyle|0 Comments