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What is GHEE?

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What is GHEE?

Used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic practice for lubricating the intestinal tracts and bodily tissues, ghee is a type of clarified butter that is good for cleansing the body of toxins, boosting energy, reducing inflammation and promoting heart health. Made by boiling milk solids from unsalted butter, ghee is golden oil and naturally dairy-free.  We’re often told that fat is a bad thing, however the high percentage of monounsaturated fat (the good stuff) in ghee is great for flushing out old bile from the body, stimulating the liver, supporting immunity of the cells in the gut, stabilizing mood and...

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Superfood of the Month: Cinnamon

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Superfood of the Month: Cinnamon

There are certain smells in life that remind us of specific times, seasons and family. Cinnamon, a spice that has been used for over 3,000 years, is one of those smells. The comfort of cinnamon in candles, warm sweet treats, hot drinks and savory dishes is not only drool-worthy, but this earthy, sweet and pungent spice is great for our health too. Cinnamon has been used for centuries – ancient-Egyptians used the spice to mask the smell during the embalming process, Ayurvedic medicine in India uses cinnamon for its healing properties and oil from the cinnamon bark has a long...

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New Season Prep - Must Do's for Flu Prevention

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New Season Prep - Must Do's for Flu Prevention

There’s something refreshing about the autumn season – the sun sets earlier, the air is has a bite to it and the trees transition from vibrant greens to rich tones of red. This being said, autumn isn’t just known for its beauty, it’s known for it’s feeling too. If you’re not prepared for it (we’re talking beyond the closet), the colder season can have serious impacts on how our bodies function.  Ignoring what our bodies need when the season changes could result in lingering colds, seasonal affective disorder and weight gain. Here are five steps you should take to ensure...

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Turmeric: King of Spices for Your Health

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Turmeric: King of Spices for Your Health

5 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric into Your Diet If you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, you might already be familiar with this spice native to South East Asia. Turmeric is a multifaceted spice that takes on many purposes: it’s used as a dye in Hindu rituals, a medicinal herb, and a key spice in cooking. Orange and deep yellow in colour, turmeric contains anti-inflammatory agents, high antioxidant levels, manganese, iron, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C and magnesium. Turmeric’s warm, earthy scent and taste is known to prevent viruses, alleviate pain and improve digestion. A member of the ginger family,...

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Superfood of the Month: Coconut

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Superfood of the Month: Coconut

Grown from the palm tree, otherwise known as “The Tree of Life”, coconuts are filled with healing properties that protect the body from free radicals thanks to their high amount of antioxidant levels.  However, in their earlier years of being on North American markets, coconuts were wrongly accused of having high levels of saturated fat.  If a high-fat and unhealthy warning bell flickers in your brain every time you pass a product belonging to coconuts, know this:  Coconut Fat is Your Friend  Seriously. If you’re an avid avocado eater, you’re destined to be a coconut fat fiend. Believed by Pacific...

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