Cranberry Breakfast Smoothie

This smoothie is a great way to start your day. It is filling, delicious and full of nutrients to nourish your body and give you energy. What else can you ask for? To add in a punch of green to your breakfast, the recipe calls for spinach but you could use kale – or ifContinue reading “Cranberry Breakfast Smoothie”

DIY Mosquito Repellant

There is nothing worse than having unwanted guests show up on your camping trip or weekend at the cottage, particularly when those guests are mosquitoes. While every store carries conventional bug repellent and mosquito spray, you can also easily make your own in under 5 minutes.  Why Use Homemade or Natural Bug Repellant? The mainContinue reading “DIY Mosquito Repellant”

The Benefits of Hiking: Mind, Body and Spirit

Picture this: a fun activity that you can do alone, or in a group, that boosts your mood, forges stronger bonds with loved ones, builds muscle, bone density and is a great cardio workout. Does it feel too good to be true? Because it isn’t and as you may have already guessed from the titleContinue reading “The Benefits of Hiking: Mind, Body and Spirit”

The Importance of Iron

Feeling tired? Or maybe experiencing cold hands and feet? Believe it or not, those symptoms could actually be related to your Iron levels! Iron is an important mineral that helps your body make hemoglobin (which helps transport oxygen throughout your body). Pretty vital, right? In addition to assisting with the production of hemoglobin, Iron alsoContinue reading “The Importance of Iron”

Got Calcium?

When you think about calcium, the first thing that pops to mind is probably “milk” (possibly even the “Got Milk” campaign with celebrity milk mustaches) – after that, one usually connects calcium to strong bones. Of course milk is a source of calcium and it does indeed help build strong bones and teeth – butContinue reading “Got Calcium?”

Magnesium

Magnesium is a super mineral that is involved in a variety of body functions. It helps build bones, maintain a healthy immune system, as well as heart health. Trouble sleeping? Magnesium. Constipation? Magnesium. Stress and anxiety? Magnesium! Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency is seldom tested for, so it can be common – in fact, craving dark chocolateContinue reading “Magnesium”

All You Need to Know About Vitamin E

Off the top of your head, how much information can you recite about Vitamin E? If a couple of tumbleweeds have just passed by, saddle up partner – it’s time to learn about this vitamin! For starters, it’s a powerful antioxidant, which helps protect your cells from free radical damage. It is also fat soluble,Continue reading “All You Need to Know About Vitamin E”

The A’s and B’s of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a popular antioxidant and it is often supplemented during cold and flu season, due to its reputation as an immune booster. It also helps maintain vibrant skin and helps keep joints healthy since it is involved with the production of collagen. It is an essential water-soluble vitamin, meaning that our bodies don’tContinue reading “The A’s and B’s of Vitamin C”