Nutritional Support for Sexual Health

One of the most common complaints of aging populations is the decline in sexual function. This typically happens around or after menopause for women, and starting in the late 40’s or early 50’s for men, when sexual desire may be lower and other bodily functions associated with enjoyment or performance are reduced. For women, some…

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Transformation Through Menopause

Despite commonly being viewed as a stage of bothersome symptoms and general inconvenience, menopause is a natural biological transition in every woman’s life that brings transformation, both physically and emotionally. Our reductionist conventional medical system often depicts menopause as something to be treated, offering patches and pills of synthetic hormone replacement therapy, mood stabilizing drugs…

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Modern Technology & Eye Health: Blue Light and Beyond

Modern Technology and Eye Health Kayla MacDonald, R.H.N. for Edible Island Whole Foods Market In our modern society in North America, we are fortunate to have access to a variety of technology. Much of our modern technology enriches our lives with ease of communication, reduction in physical work load, and entertainment. Unfortunately, not all devices…

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Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Brain Health and Longevity

As humans, our brains are one of our biggest assets. Their size and complexity enables the depth of intelligence and emotion that sets us apart from other animals. For this reason, it is vital that we support and protect this organ to optimize its performance and help protect it from the host of potential conditions…

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Optimizing Absorption with Whole Food, Herbal, and Orthomolecular Supplements

Shopping for supplements can be a bit of a daunting task. Natural health products can be expensive, and with advertising and fancy marketing terms coined by big-label supplement companies, it’s hard to differentiate which products truly are worth the investment. Although there are an overwhelming thousands of different products from hundreds of different brands on…

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Holistic Dental Care

With each passing decade of life, there are associated health conditions that are seemingly unavoidable. One of the major systems of age-related health decline is the structural system, including the teeth. Many people accept these issues as an inevitable symptom of each birthday passed, but many conditions can be prevented or improved holistically. Dental decay…

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Seasonal Eating for Autumn Bliss

  As the leaves start to fall, the evenings get cooler and the forest starts to shift. Wild mushrooms start to pop up out of the disturbed mossy soil, and apple trees become abundant with ripe fruit. With this change of seasons, our bodies quiet down from the high energy of long summer days, and…

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Eating From the Rainbow – Greens for Good Health

Creating a solid foundation for a well balanced diet is vital to achieve optimal nutrient status, while meeting your daily fibre, protein and fat requirements for good health. In general, our dietary focus should be to include high quality proteins from a variety of sources, healthy fats including omegas, saturated fats and unrefined plant based…

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Food as Medicine for Inflammation

In holistic healthcare modalities such as naturopathy, nutrition, and herbalism, inflammation is often recognized as a root cause for many chronic and acute conditions. The four cardinal signs of inflammation include redness, heat, swelling, and pain, and these symptoms can depend on both the severity and location within the body. Inflammation can be easily detectable…

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Pre & Probiotics: How to Nourish Your Microbiome

The term “probiotic” has become a buzz-worthy word in the health and wellness community over the past few years. But what do these probiotic supplements really do?  First, let’s talk bacteria! Before you cringe at the thought of these potentially infectious micro organisms, consider this: the human body contains more bacteria than human cells. These…

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Blood Sugar Management + Insulin Resistance

In the mainstream medical community, blood sugar management is primarily discussed with diabetic patients. But did you know that balancing our blood sugars is an essential step to optimizing our overall health? The term “blood sugar” is referring to the concentration of glucose present in our blood. Our blood sugar levels change very rapidly, and…

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