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The best brain nutrients you need to be eating

By Leesa Klich, M.Sc, R.H.N.; Science Writer, NeuroTrition

March 13, 2017
The best brain nutrients you need to be eating
Brain health is big these days. And helping your noggin with nutrition is on many people’s … minds.   There are so many nutrients that you need: vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and essential fats, just to name a few. It is confusing, and can be downright frustrating to know what you actually need.   So, which...

A gut feeling: The gut-brain connection

By Orsha Magyar, CEO & Founder, NeuroTrition Inc.

A gut feeling: the gut-brain connection
Your gut garden Your gut microbiome is like a lush tropical garden home to trillions of microbes, comprising approximately 1800 different phyla and 40,000 bacterial species—this is 1.3 to 10 times the number of human cells! The various species of bacteria, your microbiota, interact with the rest of your body and affect how your body...

Brainy elixirs: a flight of afternoon energy

Recipes By: Tatianna Parilla; Neuro-Chef, NeuroTrition Inc.
Content By: Orsha Magyar, CEO & Founder, NeuroTrition Inc.

March 3, 2017
Brainy elixirs: a flight of afternoon energy
It’s that time of day again: the mid-afternoon crash. Clients often ask if I’ve ever had a client who felt like they hit a wall at 3 or 4 pm. They feel like they’re alone but I see it all the time.These are our blood sugar roller coaster clients, as I lovingly call them. They’ve had a stressful, busy morning, forgot to eat lunch (or had something less than stellar in a rush) and are now crashing.

Brainy breakfast shake – Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Recipes By: Tatianna Parilla; Neuro-Chef, NeuroTrition Inc.
Content By: Orsha Magyar, CEO & Founder, NeuroTrition Inc.

March 2, 2017
Brainy breakfast shake – Blueberry Basil Smoothie
Blueberries and basil go together like “mmmm” were the words of Tatianna, our Neuro-Chef who created this recipe, as she made two emphatic thumbs up signs. I chuckled, then took a sip from the mason jar glass she handed me—and went “mmmmmmm!!!!”

Supplement confusion: Which one is right for you: Herbal Tincture, Phytocap or Ferment?

By Katolen Yardley, MNIMH – Medical Herbalist

February 9, 2017
Supplement confusion: Which one is right for you: Herbal Tincture, Phytocap or Ferment?
Herbal medicine comes in many forms; depending upon the unique delivery system of each product, you will receive more benefit from the contents contained within. How do you choose the most ideal product for your specific needs? When do you choose a tincture versus a liquid phytocap versus a herbal ferment? Here are some considerations to assist with the decision making process.

Which is better for inflammation: Turmeric or Curcumin?

By Charity Parkinson Cl.H., H.N.C.

February 2, 2017
Which is better for inflammation: Turmeric or Curcumin?
Walk into any health food store and you will likely find a ton of turmeric and curcumin products lining the shelves. While many know these products are related, there is a still a great deal of confusion over which one is best used to reduce inflammation.

Naturopath’s 6 best herbs for fighting inflammation

By Miranda Wiley, ND

Naturopath’s 6 best herbs for fighting inflammation
Inflammation is an essential aspect of our immune function. When there is damage to an area, from either trauma or infection, inflammation is triggered to clean up the mess and restore function to the area. Just as a car crash on city streets can temporarily interfere with traffic, local businesses, public safety, and more, local trauma can lead to pain, restricted movement, and reduced function in a tissue.

Delicious ways to use protein powder other than your daily smoothie

By Irene McGuinness

January 25, 2017
delicious-ways-to-use-protein-powder
Everyone loves a good protein smoothie. It’s an excellent start to your day, or end a workout, or just for that energy boost needed to keep you going. Smoothie options out there are endless and health returns unlimited. Plus they’re speedy to whirl up.

What makes the best herbal supplement? 6 essential questions to ask

By Charity Parkinson Cl.H., H.N.C.

January 16, 2017
Best herbal supplement
When looking for a therapeutic benefit from herbal medicine, herb quality truly matters. Like with any product, herbal remedies in the marketplace vary quite a bit. There are many steps involved in creating a pure, potent and effective herbal product. In order to ensure you’re getting good quality, here are 6 great questions to ask when shopping around.

Best herbs for weight loss

By Charity Parkinson Cl.H., H.N.C.

herbs for weight loss
Weight management and weight loss may be top of the list as goals for many of us this year. The truth is, there are different ways to get there, since one size does not fit all. The theory that if calories taken in are less than calories burned – one will lose weight – is not true for everyone. You may have experienced this yourself or know of someone who has tried with poor results.

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