Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps your body absorb calcium so you can maintain healthy bones and teeth. It also keeps your muscles, nerves and immune system functioning properly and may even lower your risk of disease. So how do you know if you’re getting enough? Or too much? Well, according to the [...]

Four of our favorite fruit-based recipes this season

Fruit dessert recipes

While we admit to getting tempted by the occasional ice cream this time of year, the bountiful selection of fresh berries, melons, peaches and more make it easy to enjoy a sweet treat and a healthy lifestyle at the same time. Here are four of our favourite fruit-based recipes to satisfy a summer sweet tooth. [...]

5 Ways to relax this summer

How to relax this summer

Remember how summer stretched ahead of you, seemingly forever, when you were a child? It seemed like you had an eternity to swim and play and read and embark on miscellaneous warm-weather adventures. These days, your summer months may have taken on a different vibe. Perhaps you’re busy transporting, sunblocking, and entertaining children of your [...]

Healthy summer travels with SISU

Summer travel health tips

Now that we’re officially into summer, it’s time to start planning those summer vacations. But when it comes to a much-deserved getaway, the last thing we want messing with our plans is illness or a digestive problem. So before you start packing the sunblock and flip-flops, check out our four SISU tips on how to [...]

6 Hot tips for exercising in the heat

Summer fitness

Now that the birds are singing and the sun is shining, working out outdoors is more tempting than ever. But when it comes to strenuous fitness activities, heat and humidity have the potential to do more harm than good if you aren’t prepared. Here are six ways you can play it safe this summer and [...]

Could it be perimenopause? 7 Symptoms to watch for

Signs of perimenopause

Women enjoying their midlife prime may be wondering what to expect from menopause an when to expect it. While menopause doesn’t officially begin until a woman has gone without a period for 12 months, perimenopausal symptoms can actually occur up to 10 years before that. So how do you know if you’re experiencing perimenopause? Well, [...]

Be your most beautiful you, from the inside out

Natural beauty tips from the inside out

A flattering outfit and a talented makeup artist can make anyone look beautiful, but there’s more to real beauty than the right dress or mascara. To truly look and feel like the knockout you are, try promoting healthy beauty from the inside out. Here are some of our favourite ways to support and sustain natural [...]

Got calcium? Here’s why you should get some

Got calcium?

Dem bones, dem bones…we’ve got bones on the brain today. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada , approximately 1.5 million Canadians aged 40 or better suffer from osteoporosis (2009). And because they start at a lower bone density than men and lose bone mass more quickly with age, women are particularly susceptible to this bone disease. As bones [...]

Seven steps to easing seasonal allergies

Seasonal Allergies

After a long Canadian winter, the milder spring season brings a sense of relief—unless of course you spend most of it sneezing, sniffling and dabbing at your runny eyes. The spring’s pollen-filled air is no friend of the seasonal-allergy sufferer, whose immune system attempts to fight back by releasing antibodies that raise histamine levels and [...]

Be good to your gut: learning to manage IBS symptoms

IBS Awareness Month

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month, so we’ve got guts on our minds today. As many as 20% of Canadians suffer from this chronic gastrointestinal disorder, with symptoms that include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Fortunately, there are diet and lifestyle choices you can make to help relieve your IBS symptoms. These [...]