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Superfood of the Month: Chia Seeds

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Superfood of the Month: Chia Seeds

There’s no doubt you’ve seen the health-claimed headlines about one of our planets healthiest seed. Chia seeds, tiny black seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant, are a member of the mint family. Originally grown in Central and South America, chia seeds have gained the world’s attention and dominated North America’s health industry thanks to a powerful nutrient profile. In ancient times, legend has it that Aztecs and Mayans used chia seeds as a source of energy, and thousands of years later, chia has become a staple in cupboards internationally. Here are four health benefits of chia seeds that everyone needs...

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New Year, New You: How to Keep Your 2019 Resolutions

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New Year, New You: How to Keep Your 2019 Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions – they’re the personal promises we make to ourselves at the start of every year. With 2019 comes goals and achievements that we vow to follow for not only the next 365 days, but for as long as it takes for them to become our lifestyle. Whether you plan on being more health conscious, want to save money to pay down debt, or learn a new habit, it’s important to remember that although perfection is rarely attainable, there are some things you can do to ensure you stay on track with your 2019 New Year’s resolutions. 1....

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Superfood of the Month: Moringa

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Superfood of the Month: Moringa

It’s that time of year again – the trees are changing colours, temperature’s are dropping, and the transitional phase between autumn and winter is in the air. There’s no better time to start thinking about taking care of yourself, especially because cold season is quickly approaching. With so many superfoods on the market, it can be tricky to navigate what exactly you need to strengthen your immune system. Moringa, also known as the “Miracle Tree” has been making a name in health headlines recently. A native tree to the Himalaya’s, moringa is grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the...

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4 Caffeine Free Ways to Boost Energy and Reduce Anxiety

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4 Caffeine Free Ways to Boost Energy and Reduce Anxiety

How do you feel after you consume caffeine? As fulfilling as a hot cup of coffee is every morning, for those with anxiety, caffeine can make anxiety worse. Coffee, tea, chocolate and sugar are all forms of caffeine that can increase heart rate, blood pressure and levels of stress hormones in a person’s body. During an anxiety episode or panic attack, blood flow to the brain decreases, and consuming caffeine can further reduce this blood flow up to 27 per cent. It’s true – consuming caffeine can increase motivation, productivity and brain power. However, caffeine blocks the activity of GABA...

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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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