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Support your immune system by supporting your gut

Aug 26, 2022 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Here we go again “Flu Season” is around the corner…  – There are many things you can do to support immune function – but did you know that supporting your gut is one of them?   Did you know…   That 70-80% of your immune function resides in your gut? Increasing the diversity and building the number of good bacteria can help support immune function? There are a variety of simple things you can do every day to help?   Let’s start with, “What is your immune system” The immune system has a vital role in the body – toRead more …

Long Haul Covid? – Support Mitochondrial Function

Aug 25, 2022 | Posted by in Blogs, Uncategorized | 0

I know what it’s like to drag myself through every day… To never feel rested no matter how much I slept, to feel achy for no apparent reason and the mood swings and brain fog!?!?!?!No, I’m not describing long Covid – this is how I felt for years when I had chronic fatigue.The GOOD NEWS is… I was able to completely reverse my symptoms.The similarities between Chronic Fatigue and Covid Long Haul are most definitely worth noting… ​​An underlying factor with both >>> Mitochondria function The link between immune cell function and mitochondrial function is well-recognized, in a field knownRead more …

Do You Need to Fix Your Microbiome?

Jun 22, 2022 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Do you have a health condition or nagging symptom or perhaps a reoccurring infection of some sort? Do you feel that you’ve tried EVERYTHING to get healthy? Or, maybe you’re stuck and you don’t want to follow that restrictive diet plan any longer…   ######   What if I told you that there may be something that could help…  That you could go ‘up stream’ to address an underlying imbalance in the body that is keeping you from reaching your health goals…   You’ve probably already heard about it…. >>>  THE MICROBIOME   What is the Microbiome The microbiome isRead more …

My 5 Favourite Allergy Supplements

Apr 27, 2022 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Fortunately there are many options to help safely modulate (balance) the immune system, reduce the histamine that’s being produced by the body and lower the inflammation that contributes to the unpleasant symptoms of seasonal allergies.   1. Vitamin CThe body produces histamine in reaction to certain allergens, this is responsible for symptoms like tearing, excess mucus and runny noses.  While over-the-counter antihistamines medication work by interfering with histamine after it’s produced, Vitamin C actually prevents the formation of histamine by stabilizing the mast cells that produce histamine.NOTE:  Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is safe even at high doses. ItRead more …

Turmeric’s Top 7 Benefits + 2 Potential Problems

Aug 23, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

  TURMERIC’S TOP 7 BENEFITS  **Please see references below for more information. 1. Memory, Mood and Brain Health An 18 month study showed individuals who had mild memory complaints saw significant improvement in both memory and attention when supplementing with curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric.  Plus, they saw improvements in mood and their PET scans showed a decrease in amyloid accumulation in the amygdala and hypothalamus (responsible for memory and emotional tasks). Curcumin was also compared to Prozac (an anti-depressant medication with a long list of side effects) in a clinical study.  Researchers were surprised to learn that curcumin could beRead more …

The Root of Mental Illness

Aug 19, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Mental health can have its roots in a variety of conditions or imbalances in the body.  These imbalances can manifest in a variety of different ways including: Acne or eczema Arthritis Digestive health (IBS/IBD/Diverticulitis) Inflammation Autoimmune conditions Imbalanced blood sugar Hormone Imbalances Candidiasis PLUS – It’s difficult to feel emotionally well and balanced if you’re dealing with a chronic or persistent health challenge. SO… you might be wondering… –  how can this happen? ​ Many people are on very restrictive diets, because of digestive upset. Cutting out entire food groups can make it more difficult to get all the essential nutrientsRead more …

6 Key Anti-Inflammatory Supplements

Jul 29, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

**See below to purchase supplements     Fish oil   The first supplement I go to lower inflammation is fish oil (aka omega-3 essential fatty acids) which helps to lower levels of inflammation. The word ‘essential’ means you have to get it from food or supplements, our bodies do not make them.  Eating good quality, ethically sourced fish and seafood is a good idea, but difficult to get enough omega 3’s to combat inflammation, so supplementing a good quality fish oil (or algae oil for vegetarians) is the way to go.   Turmeric/curcumin    Turmeric has become a popular ingredientRead more …

Holistic Nutrition & Mental Health – 5 Simple Steps to Get Started

Jun 17, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Most people understand the connection between nutrition and physical illness, yet few people are aware of the connection between nutrition and mental health.   Connections between nutrition and mental health:  – The brain is an organ with very high nutrient demands, on average it consumes 20% of a person’s daily caloric intake.  It is composed of 60% fat, and contains high concentrations of cholesterol and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as Omega-3s.– Mood enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain require building blocks (nutrients) from the food we eat such as, proteins, minerals and B vitamins.  Unfortunately, many people eat a diet ofRead more …

Top 5 Anti-Aging Nutrients

May 19, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Let’s start with…   What is Aging?Aging is the progressive deterioration of structures and processes in the body.  Scientists are still working on understanding the causes of aging.  Some of the markers included are:–       Cellular aging Cellular aging results from oxidative stress which occurs when there are insufficient antioxidants.  This can play a role in many chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, chronic kidney disease, neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s) and cardiovascular disease. –       Phenotype An individual’s progression of aging can be understood by their phenotype, which is a combination of their genetic makeup and external factors such as diet, lifestyle and environment.  –       EpigeneticsRead more …

Gut / Brain Connection

Apr 9, 2021 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Imagine you just made a serious error at work.  Maybe you hit ‘reply all’ and sent an unintended message to your boss. YIKES – that’s doesn’t feel very good does it?  Perhaps you’re experiencing a sinking feeling in your gut…   We’re all familiar with gut feelings and the sayings that go along with them:   Gut wrenching Butterflies in your stomach Trust your gut   The gut/brain connection is more than a few phrases. The real players are the microbes that live in your gut.   There are multiple ways in which these microbes (consisting of bacteria, funghi, viruses…) impact howRead more …