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5 benefits of self care

By Jane Stark

April 21, 2017
5 benefits of self care
By now we’re all familiar with the wellness industry's favourite term; self-care. And while, yes, some may say it’s become cliche, there are many proven benefits to practicing self-care.

Leafy greens – 8 creative ways to get more in your diet

By Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND

April 6, 2017
Leafy greens – 8 creative ways to get more in your diet
When it comes to supporting and maintaining good health, it is hard to discredit the immense value of a diet abundant in vegetables. Vegetables are so beneficial that they are now the most promoted food category in the Canada Food Guide, a position once held by grains and cereal products, with the highest number of daily food servings for all ages and genders recommended to come from produce.

Daily wellness tips to elevate your day!
Start your day on the right foot

By Lisa Kilgour, Nutritionist

March 31, 2017
Daily wellness tips to elevate your day! Start your day on the right foot
How did you feel this morning? Was it a frantic rush to get out the door? Did you struggle to get yourself, your kids, your partner, and/or your life organized in time? Mornings can set the tone for our whole day, and for most of us, the tone we set is “struggle”.

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.

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