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Strong bones need more than just calcium!

Osteoporosis can come with significant limitations to activities of daily living. It also increases the risk of hip fracture, which is associated with increased all-cause mortality. Clearly, we want to do everything we can to slow down the rate of bone breakdown to ensure a good quality of life. Calcium reigns supreme when it comes to natural osteoporosis treatment, but it doesn’t provide all the bone structure we need. Here is our list of 4 nutrients to support bone health.

Key Terms 101: A Natural Lifestyle Glossary

Key Terms 101: A Natural Lifestyle Glossary

Welcome to the world of natural living! Sit down. Stay awhile. Although, we recognize that along your journey to make more natural choices, you’ve likely come across some terms that have left you a little confused.
And some other terminology—although commonly used— has perhaps felt vague to you (I mean, what exactly does holistic wellness mean?). In order to help bring some clarity to the mix, and to ease your transition into making healthy, natural choices, we’ve laid out definitions of some commonly used terms.

Is it IBS?: Tips for Tummy Troubles

Is it IBS?: Tips for Tummy Troubles

Whether you’re dealing with gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation, your digestive system is signalling that something’s not quite working right. Finding out what’s causing it is key for carefree eating and smooth sailing in the restroom.

Breaking Down The B’s

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, cellular energy production, and more.

Stressbusting 101: the natural way

Stressbusting 101: the natural way

Stress can manifest in many ways, from difficulty concentrating, counting sheep at night, feeling irritable, and craving sweets. It can make us feel like we’re not being as productive as we could be, and can get in the way of us feeling happy and healthy.

5 Things to Look for When Buying a Vegan Protein

5 Things to Look for When Buying a Vegan Protein

When it comes to maintaining lean muscle mass, feeling full between meals, supporting healthy aging and athletic performance, a vegan protein supplement is a great go-to. But which vegan protein should you choose?

Recipe Roundup: 5 Snacks to Go

Recipe Roundup: 5 Snacks to Go

With the world now beginning to opening up for many, travel is back on the table. Even if that means wandering to the park with your littles in the afternoon or taking a day trip with your honey on the weekend, finding healthy, portable snacks can be a challenge – especially if you have dietary restrictions or simply want a better option than what’s available en route.
We’ve compiled this list of 5 delicious snacks as a resource for when your inspiration is lacking but you can’t wait to get out of the house!

Why You’re Not Losing Weight – and how to correct for success

Why You’re Not Losing Weight – and how to correct for success

If healthy eating and physical activity haven’t resulted in the weight loss you’d expect, you may be dealing with weight loss resistance. Resistance to weight loss can happen when we’re inflamed, up against high insulin, and overburdened with toxins.

Little Signs of Thyroid Disease – and big mistakes in diagnosis & treatment

Little Signs of Thyroid Disease – and big mistakes in diagnosis & treatment

It’s estimated that 1 in 10 Canadians have some type of thyroid disease, whether that’s hypothyroidism (under-functioning), hyperthyroidism (over-functioning), or autoimmune thyroid diseases like Graves’ and Hashimoto’s. In honour of thyroid health month this June, let’s dive into the symptoms, assessment methods, causes and natural supports for thyroid health.

Blood Orange Mousse Recipe

Blood Orange Mousse Recipe

Layered with texture and fresh flavour – yogurt, blood oranges, sugar, and spice come together for a beautiful breakfast, snack, or dessert.