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Recipe: Carob Zucchini Muffins (GF & DF!)

You’d never believe these fluffy, moist, and rich gluten-free muffins don’t contain any chocolate! Roasted carob is an ingredient that was once a very popular alternative to cacao in the health food world, but in recent years has fallen out of the spotlight. But fear not! There are many ways you can use carob as a satisfying chocolate replacement, or simply as a nutrient-dense and caffeine-free ingredient that holds its own.

Focusing on Zinc for Fertility

Focusing on Zinc for Fertility

If you’re someone who’s always wanted children, and the time is starting to feel right, you may have fertility on the brain. But what does healthy fertility look like? It involves many variables and there are certain lifestyle choices that can help increase your chances of conceiving. Some of these include committing to healthy eating, getting enough exercise, and vitamin and mineral supplementation. But there’s one mineral in particular that’s a must for healthy fertility, because of its ability to support cell growth and function: zinc. This is a guest blog from CanPrev.

Oregano Oil: What’s All the Hype?

Oregano Oil: What’s All the Hype?

Oregano has become one of the most popular herbs for its medicinal properties, particularly for fighting infections like colds & flu, and boosting immunity. This is one impressive herb. I am always delighted when a traditional remedy has not only proven itself time and time again in its popular use, but also stands up to the scrutiny of medical science and rigorous research – and oregano fits the bill. This is a guest blog from Botanica.

What Happens in the Gut … Goes All the Way to the Lungs

What Happens in the Gut … Goes All the Way to the Lungs

Bacteria get into the lungs from your mouth, from the air you breathe, and from the gut, hence both environmental factors and your gut microbiota will affect respiratory health. Though lungs have fewer bacteria than the gut, they are still a dynamic environment with ability to impact immunity. This is a guest blog from alive Magazine.

Vitamin D3 2,500 IU – The New Dose in Town

Vitamin D3 2,500 IU – The New Dose in Town

Earlier this year, Health Canada increased the maximum amount of vitamin D in supplements sold over the counter from 1,000 IU to 2,500 IU per dose for adults over the age of 19. This change was driven by an increasing amount of evidence to support the safety of higher vitamin D limits.

Adrenal Fatigue: Why Am I Always Tired?

Adrenal Fatigue: Why Am I Always Tired?

Every day in practice I see patients who complain of unrelenting fatigue. They wake up unrefreshed, drag themselves through each day, and if given the opportunity could nap in the afternoon. Luckily, there are steps that you can take to optimize your adrenal function to prevent the deteriorating affects of adrenal fatigue.

5 Easy Tips to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

5 Easy Tips to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Here’s the scene: It’s 8:29 p.m. on a Tuesday. You’re on the sofa after a long day, watching the latest episode of your favorite series. At 8:31, it hits—the irresistible urge to devour a pint of ice cream, several cookies or Halloween candy from who knows which year. Whatever it is, it must contain sugar, and you must have it, like, now.

Strong bones need more than just calcium!

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.