Vitamin K is needed for proper bone formation and blood clotting. In both cases, vitamin K does this by helping the body transport calcium. Vitamin K is used by doctors when treating an overdose of the drug warfarin. Also, doctors prescribe vitamin K to prevent excessive bleeding in people taking warfarin but requiring surgery.Read More
I have a really bad sweet tooth. Do you have any suggestions to help me stop craving sugar?
D.I. VictoriaRead More
Omega 7, known as palmitoleic acid, helps regulate fat and blood sugar metabolism (in adipose tissue and in the pancreas). In vitro studies suggest that omega 7 helps improve the function of the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.Read More
A great article from our own Ken Peters.Read More
13-04-08 2:49 PM in News Supplements Heart Health
Strength and flexibility are associated with youthfulness and good health. In the blood vessels, loss of flexibility and strength may be a sign of atherosclerosis, which increases heart attack and stroke risk. Regular exercise helps preserve elasticity and prevent hardening of blood vessels as we age, and a preliminary study published in Nutrition Research suggests that taking curcumin, a popular anti-inflammatory supplement derived from turmeric, may have similar benefits in postmenopausal women.Read More
Taking an NAC supplement —the easy name for N-acetyl cysteine—might help reduce symptoms of irritability in children with autism , according to a small study published in Biological Psychiatry .Read More
There’s a new oil in town. In the first study to investigate the effect of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaneoic acid) derived from algae, researchers found that people suffering from age-related decline in their thinking (cognition) could get a memory boost by supplementing with...Read More
There are certain foods we reach for when we are feeling blue, but are they the foods that really help us feel better? Probably not, according to a study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, which found that the best moods were experienced on the days, and the days after, eating lots of fruits and vegetables.Read More
My family and I are heading away for spring break. What can we take to make sure we don’t get sick?
G.T. VictoriaRead More
What about the environmental impact?
The first question is easy to answer.
Red Palm oil and palm kernel is not GMO.
10 Ways to Revive and Kick-Start Your Metabolism!
As the holiday season draws to a close and we celebrate the New Year, another season starts - the season of weight loss commercials and exercise program promotionsRead More
Another Step Forward…
In an effort to avoid writing a typical New Year’s resolution article with ideas of what you should do this New Year, I have instead chosen to share with you reflections and intentions of my own journey.Read More
What to Look For in a Fish Oil
By Jean-Yves Dionne, pharmacist.
When choosing a fish oil supplement, there are many things to take into consideration: potential contaminants, heavy metals, rancidity, and irresponsible fishing practices. So how do you ensure that you are getting a fish oil that will help your body and not harm you or the planet?Read More
The holidays are right around the corner and usually this time of the year will result in countless parties accompanied by never ending delicious foods, exquisite holiday baking and for some, impressive amounts of alcohol. The holidays are for gathering with family and friends, spreading good cheer and of course eating too much.Read More
Every year, November also known as “Movember” is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Canada and all around the world. This health initiative was conceived in 1999 by a group of Australian men from Adelaide Australia and then made its way to Canada in 2007. With the growth of their “mo’s”, men all around the globe raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer).Read More
In November, it is Diabetes Awareness Month in Canada and the United States. Our focus should be on prevention, because once we have developed diabetes we can not get rid of it. The best way to reduce the risk of developing diabetes is a healthy diet and regular exercise...Read More
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