Dive Deep into Chronic Inflammation

When you hear someone talk about inflammation, you might think of pain, swelling and redness in the case of acute inflammation. Chronic inflammation, however, is a different story. That’s what we’ll be exploring here. Inflammation Comparison Inflammation is the body’s natural healing response to an injury, an important aspect in [...]

By |2019-08-29T14:52:04+00:00November 21st, 2018|Diet, Digestive Health, Gut Health, Pain Management, Supplements|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 [...]

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 [...]

7 Easy Steps To Get Your Health Back on Track — No Harsh Detox Programs Required

With a new year now upon us, we might tend to feel more pressure to jump into the latest “cleanse” or “detox” fad that has hit the store shelves! Our bodies are actually wonderfully designed to detox themselves. In a perfect world, of course. You see the 7 channels of [...]

By |2019-08-29T16:54:15+00:00January 18th, 2018|All, Digestion, Lifestyle, Motivation, Nutrition, Supplements|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 |2019-08-29T16:56:19+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 |2019-08-29T17:42:01+00:00November 17th, 2017|All, 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 [...]

By |2019-08-29T17:43:33+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Aging, All, CanPrev, Health, Lifestyle, 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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-08-30T20:04:07+00:00September 27th, 2016|Supplements|0 Comments

All about U: Ubiquinol vs. Ubiquinone

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a natural antioxidant, and with everyone from health gurus to beauty aficionados extolling its benefits on the heart, muscles, skin and hair it seems like it's always on the supplement-du-jour list. But what is it, really, and why do we need it? The skinny CoQ10 is [...]

By |2019-08-30T20:26:02+00:00August 30th, 2016|Supplements|0 Comments

Natural Anti-Inflammatories

People relying on over-the-counter NSAIDs for pain and inflammation could benefit from natural alternatives instead. With the exception of boswellia, all of these natural anti-inflammatories are considered safe enough for long-term use. The list below can be used as a refresher on the safety of natural anti-inflammatories commonly prescribed by [...]

By |2019-08-30T20:44:29+00:00July 5th, 2016|All, Supplements|0 Comments

The Buzz on Echinacea Tinctures

I notice a tingling sensation whenever I try an Echinacea tincture. Is this an allergic reaction?   Allergic reactions to the echinacea herb can certainly happen, especially if the user has a known allergy to the daisy family. The chances are even higher if the flower from the top of [...]

By |2016-02-08T20:56:43+00:00February 8th, 2016|All, Supplements|0 Comments