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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.

Probiotics for Gut, Brain & Immunity

Probiotics for Gut, Brain & Immunity

An interview with digestive health expert Dr. Sara Celik By Jason Sebeslav Dr. Sara Celik, ND, HMC, BHSc is a Naturopathic Doctor and Homeopathic Master Clinician with over 15 years of experience. With her extensive clinical and educational background, she is a...

Probiotics: Planting the seeds for a healthy gut

Probiotics: Planting the seeds for a healthy gut

An Interview with Caroline Farquhar, RHN by Jason Sebeslav, Owner The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Caroline Farquhar, RHN, BA is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist specializing in digestive care and cleansing. She educates audiences through seminars, TV and radio...

Mushrooms for Immunity & Menopause?

Mushrooms for Immunity & Menopause?

An interview with Purica's Jason Watkin By Jason Sebeslav Jason Watkin is the founder, CEO and lead formulator of Purica, one of Canada’s top independently owned health product brands. His background in Western sciences, infused with the teachings of Eastern medicine...

Protein power! Do you need some?

Protein power! Do you need some?

In the last few years, protein powders have come out of the gym and into the kitchen. No longer just for athletes and weight lifters, protein has proven health benefits for all. Protein accounts for the largest percentage of material in the human body next to water...

What’s new against colds and flu?

Now that cold and flu season has arrived, you’ve likely begun hearing a lot about popular immune system helpers like echinacea, goldenseal, zinc and vitamin C — and for good reason. Years of solid research show that these natural remedies can help prevent a viral...

Beta glucan helps fight infections

Beta glucans are complex glucose molecules found in baker’s yeast and the bran of oats and barley. Several studies suggest beta glucan supplements can boost immune response, help prevent cancer and help lower cholesterol. In a study at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown...