Category: General

Green to a Tea

Coffee vs. Tea The health benefits of tea – green tea especially – and the absence of negative effects associated with coffee have made many caffeine drinkers make the switch. Coffee has a number of immediate benefits of course, such as improving mood, vigilance, reaction time, and memory. However, some people find that negative effects…

A Call to Collagen

Collagen makes up about one-third of the protein content in our bodies and is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as our skin, tendons, ligaments, but is also dispersed throughout the rest of our bodies.  The process of collagen production in our bodies starts with two amino acids: glycine and proline. Vitamin C is a…

Vitamin “Sunny” D

Vitamin D, AKA the “sunshine vitamin,” is comprised of a family of compounds including vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3.  The reason Vitamin D is so closely linked to the sun is that we actually produce this vitamin naturally through our skin when it responds to sunlight! This is one of the big reasons why we’re…

A Closer Look at Cooking Oils

The number of different cooking oils available to us these days may be overwhelming if we don’t know what to look for. Do you need something with a high smoke point? Are you watching your cholesterol? Do you want something neutral flavoured, or do you want the oil to infuse some flavour into your dishes?…

Refreshing Drinks for Patio Lounging

Patio season may look a little different this year – but the fun cocktails and refreshing drinks don’t have to go anywhere! We have picked out a few of our favourites, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, to share with you. Our main concern when it comes to making the right beverage choice is sugar content, but…

Why is Individualized Nutrition So Important?

Individualized Nutrition What’s the ideal diet? Keto, fasting, high carb? The most common question asked by clients is “What diet protocol is best for me?” The answer, as frustrating as it may be, depends.  Most importantly, what is sustainable for the individual? What can they do consistently over time? What type of foods do they…

How to Clean Your Groceries During the Pandemic

As restrictions are lifting and non-essential stores and restaurants are opening, it is important to continue following safety guidelines when out and about. But another area that deserves our utmost attention is the home – bringing food and other items from outside our homes and through our doors needs to be done in the safest…

All About Dry Brushing

As of recent, the Ayurvedic medicine practice of dry brushing has been touted by celebrities (I’m looking at you, Gwyneth Paltrow) and other figures in the wellness community as a practice that, with regular use, can fix a host of issues including the slight ripples in our skin referred to as cellulite. This is most…

Where do all the calories go?

We know that weight loss and long-term health is more than calories in vs. calories out. Your hormones, sleep, macronutrient breakdown, and stress levels all contribute and have an effect on your body weight/composition and longevity. However, it is important to have a sense of how many calories you are consuming as well as how…

Natural SPF and How to Stay Safe in the Sun

Boy have we been lucky to have enjoyed so much sunshine this April! As beautiful as it is outside, we cannot forget how important it is to care for our skin before we get outside, and even indoors; Harmful UVA and UVB rays can penetrate through glass so if you have beautiful floor to ceiling…