Wellness Articles

Understanding the role of Omega 3 in Children

You most likely have heard about the benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Omega 3 is considered essential because your body does not make Omega 3 (DHA and EPA).   Science is also starting to show the need for children to get adequate amounts of Omega 3 to ensure a healthy brain and all its functions. The need for Omega 3 and children begins much earlier than you may realize. It starts before birth, while the fetus is growing. 

Avoid Burnout! Protect Your Adrenals
The terms “adrenal fatigue,” “adrenal exhaustion” or “adrenal burnout are often used interchangeably to explain not only fatigue and stress but a number of other symptoms including sleep disturbances, low libido, poor concentration, poor exercise tolerance and recovery, difficulty losing...
Should you give your Child Vitamin D
Vitamin D has been in the news quite a bit lately due to its benefits for the immune system. And most of us are pretty comfortable taking the supplement for ourselves. The recommendations from health Canada have just changed to...
How Does Your Immune System Function?
There is a lot of talk about the immune system and keeping it healthy to help fight off colds and viruses. But what is our immune system, and how does it function to make this happen? The Immune system is...
Why Should You Consider Quercetin for Immune Health?
The concept of supporting your immune system to reduce the incidence of cold and flu has taken centre stage. But your immune system is not just a defense mechanism to reduce the severity of your body's response to a virus....
Natural Lung Health & Tips to Keep Them Healthy
The natural order of life seems to be when something is broken; we fix it. This applies to the cars we drive, the houses we live in and even the relationships we cherish. However, the coined phrase "if it ain't...
Your Path to Wellness- Key Supplements for Good Health
In a perfect world, we would get whatever nutrients and antioxidants from the food we eat, the sun that shines down on us and the soils that we walk upon. But we all know we don't live in that word....
Understanding Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fatty-like substance that travels around in your blood and cell membranes. It is required to help protect the integrity of your cells and their fluidity, as well as the myelin sheath that covers them. The liver also...
A Historical Look At Maca & It’s Health Benefits
Maca Root has such a fantastic story of how it was first discovered and harvested and how it has remained intact to be the supplement that it is today.  Maca Root (Lepidium Meyenii) is an important vegetable in the mustard...
Sleep Deprivation is a Health Risk
Inherently we know that not sleeping is unhealthy, and no one goes out of their way to get as little sleep as possible. We cannot escape the headlines that continually remind us that we need to sleep, so what keeps...
Should You Consider A Green Foods Supplement?
It is challenging to get the daily required amount of greens, fibres, fruits, and veggies recommended, which is why people will choose to take a multivitamin or other supplement such as green food supplements to augment their diet.   Green foods...
The Natural Approach to Allergies
Anyone can have an allergic reaction at any age or time and to just about anything. You may have overeaten shellfish and then had an immune response of hives, or you were gardening, touched a plant and had an immune...
Are Mushrooms Really Medicinal?
There is growing research on the benefits of mushrooms (we are not talking about the white button mushrooms you use in cooking. We are talking about exotic-sounding ones) such as Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, etc. Lion's Mane and Cordyceps, which are...
The benefits of Beets May Surprise you
It is no wonder beetroot supplements have become the new rage. The benefits of beets, beetroot juice and powdered beet supplements such as Salus Red Beet Crystals are impressive. Beets are a compact powerhouse of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals...
Glucosamine Supplements -More Than Just Joint Health
Approximately 30 years ago, Glucosamine Sulfate (also referred to as GLS) became the mainstream supplement for arthritis. When it first started showing up in health stores, it was one of the most sought-after natural health products. It continued to gain...
Tired of Being Tired? Understanding How Iron Can Help Reclaim Your Energy
When we feel tired and weak or a little out of breath upon exertion, we most often do not think of our iron levels as responsible. However, this one mineral can sometimes be the root cause of some unexplained symptoms....
The Health Benefits of Vitamin B May Surprise You.
B Vitamins often come up in conversation when a person is tired. “Oh, you must be low in B Vitamins and are most likely referring to B12, or when a person is discussing hair and nail care, they often refer...
Can Omega 3 Benefit Your Child?
In recent years Omega 3 fatty acids have continued to gain momentum as a superstar supplement, and rightfully so. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that are required in the building of new cells. They are the key...
What Controls Our Mood & How to Manage It
The physiological reasons for your mood are buried deep within a network of regions in the brain. These regions each have unique responsibilities to regulate mood. They attach emotional significance to events and memories or remind us what course of...