Category Archives: health

Enjoy Summer Without Compromising Wellness Goals

Natasha Asselstine, R.H.N.

Natasha Asselstine, R.H.N.

The bout of heat and sunshine we’ve been enjoying is a much-welcomed sign that summer is on its way!

But with food truck festivals and craft beer markets popping up every weekend, and ice cream parlours and fish & chips stands extending their hours, there are many opportunities to indulge a little too often, and we may end up unintentionally compromising our health goals.
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How Supporting Your Thyroid Can Help You Achieve Your Wellness Goals

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Natasha Asselstine, R.H.N.

Natasha Asselstine, R.H.N.

Many people – particularly women in their 30s and into menopausal years – have an underactive thyroid without realising it. An underactive thyroid (or hypothyroidism) can be associated with lifestyle (such as high stress and poor diet) and genetic markers that may predispose people to it. Continue reading

How Your Digestive Health Affects Your Metabolism Including Energy and Weight Loss

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Metabolism is a big topic today! Many chronic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, Neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and even Autism can be viewed as metabolic disorders; stemming from underlying problems in metabolism. Continue reading

Histamine – In The Nose And In The Gut

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Histamine and it’s reaction to the body are often a hot topic in the the spring. Seasonal allergies lead to high amounts of histamine being released in mucus membranes such as the eyes and nose and for some people the small capillaries of the skin. Hives and itchy, watery eyes with a runny nose are common reactions to excess histamine. However, histamine also causes reactions in the gut and other organs when the body is overloaded. Continue reading

Spring Clean Your Kitchen

Natasha Asselstine, R.H.N.

Natasha Asselstine, R.H.N.

Despite what feels like an endless winter, spring is certainly on it’s way. Spring is the time of rebirth and is energetically appropriate then to set resolutions, cleanse our diets and, of course, doing a little spring cleaning. [Click here to read all about why Spring is my preferred time to celebrate New Year in the latest edition of Edible Magazine] Continue reading

Health Benefits of Vitamin B6 For Your Mood

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Don’t let irritability, anxiety or depression ruin your spring break. Taking Vitamin B6 can help!

Its spring break and official spring season. This is the time many of us are thinking of spring break holidays, getting outside, enjoying the spring blooms and travel! Spring break holidays is also the time when the kids are home. A healthy and balanced mood is important now so that we can enjoy family time. If you suffer from symptoms of anxiety, nervousness, irritability (especially PMS), vitamin B6 can be beneficial for your mood. Continue reading