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”

Folate vs. Folic Acid

It’s no secret that the 8 “B” Vitamins, also known as B Complex, are vitally important for our bodies. Not only do they promote healthy skin, strengthen our immune system, help convert food into energy, affect mood by helping to create neurotransmitters – but several B vitamins play important roles during pregnancy. Vitamin B7, biotin,Continue reading “Folate vs. Folic Acid”

Are B Vitamins Really THAT Complex?

Part 2…if you missed Part 1, you can start here! If you haven’t guessed by now, the answer is yes! The B Complex family performs a variety of essential functions for your body, including maintaining healthy skin, hair and eyes; maintaining internal tissue and a healthy immune system and helping the conversion of carbohydrates, fatsContinue reading “Are B Vitamins Really THAT Complex?”

Are B Vitamins Really THAT Complex?

You may have already heard of “B Complex” but did you know there are 8 B vitamins that make up this family? All contribute to your health in different ways, including healthy skin and hair maintenance. These water soluble vitamins cannot be stored by your body for very long, so it is important to beContinue reading “Are B Vitamins Really THAT Complex?”

Do Carrots Actually Improve Your Eyesight?

A carrot a day keeps the optometrist away? Not exactly, but Vitamin A does support vision, as well as healthy tissue growth. This powerful antioxidant also promotes healthy immune function and let’s be honest, we could all use a little boost now and then. Let’s dive a little deeper into this vitamin. Types: Vitamin AContinue reading “Do Carrots Actually Improve Your Eyesight?”

4 Things to Consider Before Taking A Supplement

Everywhere you look these days, there is some new article telling you which minerals to supplement, a new company claiming to provide the perfect supplement cocktail tailored to your specific needs or your friends are raving about this new vitamin they can’t get enough of. But should you also be jumping on this supplement train?Continue reading “4 Things to Consider Before Taking A Supplement”

Your Digestion Cheat Sheet

There are a lot of buzzwords swirling around digestion and it can feel a little overwhelming at first to navigate. Are probiotics and prebiotics the same thing? Is fibre really that important? What are these digestive juices I keep hearing about? Let’s find out… Probiotics Our bodies are full of bacteria and yeasts, some good,Continue reading “Your Digestion Cheat Sheet”

Why Is Digestion So Important?

At this point you have probably been hearing about digestion just about everywhere – but is it truly something we should be spending so much time thinking about? Digestion actually begins in your mouth and not only includes your stomach and intestines, but your esophagus, liver, gallbladder and pancreas also contribute. Various digestive juices allowContinue reading “Why Is Digestion So Important?”

Is The Food Combining Diet For You?

When it comes to holistic nutrition and digestion, one principle you may keep hearing about is “proper food combining” – but is it a realistic dietary choice? The principles of food combining stem from the fact that our bodies digest different foods at different speeds and therefore improperly combining certain foods can lead to disruptedContinue reading “Is The Food Combining Diet For You?”