Articles and Q&A's



August 2019

Cordyceps: Natural Energy Boost

Q: I’m trying not to rely on caffeinated beverages for a boost of energy in the afternoons. Can you suggest an alternative?
August 2019

Getting Ahead of the Cold

With the temperatures being in the high 20°C’s lately, it may be difficult to start thinking about preventing upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs)! However, with school just a month away and the return of increased “germ sharing”, now is the time to plan your attack on the viruses that cause URTIs. The best offense is a good defense so let’s talk about how to keep immune system in top shape.
August 2019

Power-Up with Creatine

Creatine has had a bad rep over the years. It is often thought of erroneously as an illegal supplement used by athletes and body builders to improve muscle performance. However, it is considered a legal substance by the International Olympic Committee and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and is not on the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances. Creatine (aka. methylguanidine-acetic acid) is a naturally occurring amine found most often in red meat and seafood.
July 2019

Sport Support

Keeping active is important throughout the year, but with the days being warmer and sunnier for a longer part of the day, more of us are venturing out. Whether you are trying a sport for the first time or getting back into a summer sport, keeping your body healthy and functioning optimally will help you perform better and minimize your risk of injury.
July 2019

Summer Relaxation

Q: With the kids off of school for the summer, I’m finding myself a little frazzled trying to keep up with them. Is there something that might help me keep calm without making me drowsy?
July 2019

The Healthy Gardener

Gardening can be a very peaceful and rewarding activity. It can “grow” your self-esteem as you see the fruits of your labour as well as reduce your stress levels, which could help with heart health, mental health, and help you sleep better.
June 2019

Summer Time Travel Prep

Summer Time Travel Prep
June 2019

Weight Loss the Ideal Way

Summer is coming and it is likely that more than a few of us might be looking to shed some “winter weight”. If you’re looking for a program that will deliver fast results and an easy to follow protocol, while helping you feel energized and satiated, consider the “Ideal Protein” (IP) Weight Loss Protocol.
June 2019

Anxiety by Veeva(TM)

Q: I suffer from anxiety and my doctor has prescribed lorazepam for me. I’m wondering if there is anything else I can try before I fill my prescription?
May 2019

Broccoli for Beautiful Skin & More

Not everybody can appreciate the flavour of broccoli, but it is hard to deny how healthy this vegetable is for us. Consumption of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and radish have been inversely associated with various types of cancer.
May 2019

Wrinkles: Beauty is Not Skin Deep

Beauty is skin deep… or is it? When someone is faced with the problem of facial wrinkles, they will often turn first to topical options. This is a logical step and can be highly effective if you choose the appropriate products. For example, Viva’s “Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum” helps nourish the skin, and retains moisture all day long, in effect leaving your skin looking plump, maintaining complexion and glow.
May 2019

Collagen: Sources and Uses

Q: Can collagen can do more than benefit my skin? What’s the best way to get it into my body? A: Collagen, along with elastin fibres in the proper ratio, restores elasticity to your skin and holds moisture in those areas; they can also benefit your bones, hair, nails, gut, and joints.