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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?
Sugar over-consumption and cravings are a problem for many people. In part, people get busy and miss being mindful about their nutrition...Read 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.
Ken has previously written on the different forms of vitamin K, and the importance of K2 in preventing two of the most widespread ailments in the modern world, namely atherosclerosis and osteoporosis. In that blog we saw how K2 keeps calcium out of the arteries, forbidding hardening of the arteries, and channels it back into the bones, and teeth, helping to keep the skeletal structure strong. In this article Ken will look at some of the other most important functions of K2 in the body and how it can prevent a number of other serious diseases...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?
When you travel, recirculated air, tight quarters, and changes in nutrition, can leave you vulnerable to developing a cold or picking up a digestive bug. It is all too frequent for people to get sick when they ‘let down’ and begin relaxing! ...Read More
What about the environmental impact?
The first question is easy to answer.
Red Palm oil and palm kernel is not GMO.
The second question is also fairly clear, yet a bit more complex.
The discussion of vegetable seed oils being used for bio-diesel has not stopped at canola, sunflower, soy, corn and other seed oils using valuable agricultural land, which is then is no longer available for food production. The other negative impact is that more of these crops are grown as mono-culture on the same land year after year, depleting the soil and eroding the land...
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 promotions. In January, we are often bombarded with TV, magazine, internet and newspaper articles encouraging us to make and keep weight loss resolutions. The sad fact is that while most of us have the best intentions to lose weight, by mid-February, we are back to our unhealthy habits. Whatever weight loss method you choose, it is important to set realistic goals and incorporate a lifestyle change rather than a program that you might only stick with 2 months of the year. Yo-yo dieting or any extreme diet change will only put more stress on the body, which will actually do more harm than good...Read More
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.
s a Naturopath, the health and lifestyle choices I make for myself and that of my family are very important to me. Working with people with serious health concerns is a daily reminder that small actions can add up to big consequences, or rewards. I will be the first to admit that as a working mother of two young children, the balance in my life is a juggling act! Our family meals are not perfect, caffeine has snuck itself back into my life, and I am not getting enough exercise...Read More
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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