Category: General

Oil Pulling 101

If you’ve never heard the term “oil pulling,” then you’re more than likely scratching your head right now and asking how one “pulls” a liquid, and more importantly, why?  To put it simply, oil pulling involves swishing oil around the mouth, using it like a mouthwash. If you’re still confused, we don’t blame you. Oil…

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What is Body Composition Testing?

It can be frustrating to step on the scale and see no change, but while it’s natural to want objective feedback on your progress, body weight shouldn’t be your main focus. Body composition testing uses in-depth measurement tools to calculate lean mass and body fat. It is a preferred method for accuracy and can be…

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Walk It Out

If you are finding yourself struggling with finding the energy to exercise, you are not alone! This year has been a tough one for most. Finding the time or motivation for self-care is understandably difficult when there are barriers such as gyms closing or lowering their capacity, but we also can’t forget to acknowledge the…

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Mindful Eating

What is mindfulness? We know that the definition of “mindful” is to be aware of something. It could be towards others’ feelings, such as to be mindful not to offend or hurt someone. It could also refer to being mindful of your surroundings if you are in or entering a potentially dangerous situation such as…

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Polyphenols Are Friends

What are polyphenols? Polyphenols are natural compounds that can be found in a number of plant foods. They are involved in defense against ultraviolet radiation or aggression by pathogens, and in this way, they act as antioxidants. Types of Polyphenols There are tens of thousands of polyphenols that have been identified so far, but there…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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?…

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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…

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