Food Additives: Look Beyond the Label

Think about any item in your kitchen pantry, flip over to the ingredients list and odds are…you’re going to find some kind of food additive! Food additives are typically added to enhance the flavor, appearance, or texture of a product, or to extend its shelf life. Although generally tested for their safety, studies show that […]

Build a Solid Foundation with Healthy Habits for a Healthy Brain

We tend not to think very much about our brain when we’re young. That might be a bit of a philosophical conundrum (can a brain think about itself?), but it also can carry unfortunate repercussions down the road. It’s important to build a strong foundation of brain health for better aging, both physically and mentally. […]

Thyroid Problems are Hard to Diagnose: Here’s Why

Your thyroid is a small organ with a huge impact on all aspects of your health. Thyroid hormone impacts every cell in your body, so even a small disturbance in thyroid hormone levels affects your digestive tract, brain, heart, metabolism, glucose and cholesterol levels, and much more. Yet, despite its importance, thyroid problems are one […]

Why It’s More Important than Ever to Support Your Immune System

We have weathered some serious concerns about our health and how to protect ourselves over the last year and a half. We know the fight is not over and that having a strong and healthy immune system is your first defence in preventing invaders from taking over. As we enter into the cold and flu […]

Breast Implant Illness: What We Know So Far

The choice to get breast implants is highly personal, and most women don’t make the decision lightly. Whether it’s cosmetic or reconstructive, implant surgery is a major procedure, with important health implications. Women who have implants, and women considering the surgery, should be aware of the possible side effects and arm themselves with science-backed information. […]

Top 10 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones affect every aspect of your wellbeing, from your appetite to your zest for life. Despite their large impact on overall health, hormonal imbalances can be frustratingly difficult to recognize. That’s partly because our hormones must maintain a delicate balance and even a slight shift can have negative repercussions. Key Players in Hormone Balance Think […]

Understanding Your Blood Sugar for Optimal Health

Are you noticing more stubborn belly fat? Experiencing wild sugar cravings? Constant fatigue and sudden crashes in energy? It could be because of a blood sugar imbalance! Our dietary choices and lifestyle practices play a huge role in either maintaining balance or spiking blood sugar levels. The number of people with pre-diabetes and type 2 […]

Ticks and Lyme Disease: What you need to know!

The warmer weather encourages everyone to get outside and enjoy the sun on their face but there is one creature who is waiting in the wings to greet us and our pets…the tick. Few pests inspire the level of paranoia and anxiety as ticks. They are small, making it difficult to feel them crawling on […]