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 [...]

World Health Day 2017: Focus on Depression

World Health Day

April 7th is World Health Day , and this year the World Health Organization is highlighting issues surrounding depression. Why depression? Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, currently effecting more than 300 million people. With so many people suffering from this often-debilitating disorder, it’s important to stress that depression is a treatable illness [...]

Nutrition Month 2017

Take the fight out of food

Good food helps make good bodies, and it never hurts to review our eating habits to ensure we’re making healthy choices. What better time to turn our focus to nutrition than in March, which just happens to be Nutrition Month in Canada? This year’s theme, “Take the fight out of food”, deals with everything from [...]

Six healthy habits for spring

Let the spring air in

It may be faint in some provinces, but spring will soon be in the air. After a long, cold winter like we’ve experienced this year, the milder weather and longer days can’t come soon enough for most of us. In anticipation, we’re looking ahead with some healthy habits to help welcome the fairer season: Breathe [...]

Show your heart some love

Valentine's Day Heart Health

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air this time of the year…and in the chocolate boxes, bouquets and greeting cards of happy couples.  Whether you’re single or attached though, Valentine’s Day is a good opportunity to think about hearts. After all, a happy, healthy heart is something everybody can love. This year, why not [...]

Shake up your protein powder routine with these recipes!

Whey Protein Isolate

Protein. It’s essential to the development and maintenance of every cell in your body, but are you getting enough? Whether you’re an athlete looking for a source of protein that can easily be metabolized into muscle or a senior hoping to limit muscle loss and support bone density, whey protein isolate is an excellent low-fat and low-carbohydrate option. [...]

Guide to Surviving Mealtimes with a Picky Eater

Picky eaters

There’s a whole world of delicious and nutritious meal options to choose from. But try telling that to a picky child. If your kids are insisting on chicken nuggets and cheese pizza seven days a week, you understand the challenges that mealtimes can present. While preparing food for a picky palate can be frustrating, there [...]

New Year’s Fitness Goals: 4 Ways to Reduce Muscle & Joint Pain

New Year's Fitness Goals & Joint/Muscle Pain

Now that the Christmas trees have come down and the last bites of fudge and turkey leftovers have officially made their exits, it’s time to take stock of our New Year’s resolutions. Did you make one this year? Are you sticking to it? Of course you are, and we’re proud of you! If you resolved [...]