Gut Health for Whole Body Immunity

When we think of different organ systems in the body in the context of western medicine, we often isolate these systems, considering them separate from each other. For example, the immune system is one network of organs; the digestive tract another. However, as we’ve observed from traditional medicine systems such as traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) … More Gut Health for Whole Body Immunity

Skin Food: Anti Aging Nutrients for Beautiful Skin

The anti-aging industry is standing the tests of time as one of the longest lived healthcare trends of all time, and for good reason. New research delving into global centenarian regions called “Blue Zones”, ancestral diets, antioxidants, human psychology and beyond are showing limitless approaches for increasing our lifespan. But beyond living longer, anti-aging means … More Skin Food: Anti Aging Nutrients for Beautiful Skin

Blood Sugar Management Using Food as Medicine

From a nutritional perspective, managing blood glucose levels is one of the key factors to promoting optimal health. Though often only considered a concern for diabetics, having irregular blood sugar levels can lead to development of what medical researchers often refer to as the “four killers” – the leading causes of death by chronic disease … More Blood Sugar Management Using Food as Medicine

Sleep and Stress Management for Optimal Energy

Stress impacts every living organism on our planet, and humans are certainly no exception. There are different types of stress, including physiological (think: getting chased by a lion) and psychological (think: losing a loved one), but the impact on the body on a biochemical level is the same. Unfortunately, we live in a busy society … More Sleep and Stress Management for Optimal Energy

Modern Technology & Eye Health: Blue Light and Beyond

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 come without risks, particularly those with LED displays such as televisions, cell phones, tablets … More Modern Technology & Eye Health: Blue Light and Beyond

Managing Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is defined as being diagnosed with three of more of the following five biomarkers, including increased waist circumference/fat accumulation around the midsection; elevated triglyceride levels; reduced high density lipoprotein (HDL)/“good” cholesterol; elevated blood pressure; and elevated fasting blood glucose. When combined, these biomarkers indicate the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, and can increase an … More Managing Metabolic Syndrome

Resolving Constipation for Full Body Wellness

Although researchers are just beginning to understand the connection between our gut and full body health, we know definitively that one of the most important aspects of digestive health is bowel regularity. Our stools are a vital sign that indicates balance (or imbalance) within our bodies. The frequency is important, but the colour, texture, smell … More Resolving Constipation for Full Body Wellness

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 … More Eating From the Rainbow – Greens for Good Health