Articles and Q&A's



October 2017

Weight Control

Q: It’s fall and all I hear about is “pumpkin spice latte” this or that! Combined with two upcoming family holidays where a big turkey feast is featured, I’m not sure my waistline can take it. Any suggestions on how to pre-empt what seems the inevitable weight gain?
October 2017

Cold and Flu Support for All Ages

Q: I’m a nursing mother to a 7 month old baby and I have a young child in preschool. My husband works with the public. I am wondering what we can do to try to keep us all as healthy as possible during the upcoming cold and flu season?
October 2017

"Cerenity" Now


September 2017

Toddler Probiotic

Q: It seems like the moment my normally healthy child steps foot into school, he catches every cold that goes around. I’ve been told that probiotics may be helpful to boost his immune system, but he doesn’t like to eat yogourt. What else can I try?
September 2017

Breathing Easier with Natural Supplements

Breathing is such an automatic function that we often do not realize how important our respiratory systems are until they are affected by something like the smoke that drifted into the Lower Mainland from the wildfires in the Interior of B.C. Thankfully, our respiratory tracts are lined with tiny hairs called cilia from the nose right down to the smallest bronchioles to help sweep debris and particulates out of the body. When the cilia are not able to work as well as they should (e.g., are overwhelmed), particulates can cause irritation to the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract. To help things along, there are some supplements that can support the lungs’ natural detoxification and respiratory function.
August 2017

Beautifully BC

Q:I heard there were several reputable natural supplement companies based out of BC. Is that true, and are their products any good? A:Such a timely question for BC Day. Some of our favourite companies are actually nestled right in our backyard here in BC. Why are they our favourites? Mainly because their products have proven to be highly effective in our experience.
July 2017

Sulforaphane Sun Protection

Q: I burn very easily and am concerned about my skin being damaged from being outdoors all summer. Other than using sunscreen, what can I do to protect my skin from the sun? A: Using sunscreen and wearing hats or long-sleeved clothing all play a role in preventing UV radiation from having a chance to interact with and damage our skin. However, certain antioxidants can be taken internally as well as applied externally to help reduce and reverse the effects of sun-induced damage.
July 2017

A Little Amino Acid to End a Lot of Pain

Many people know that AMINO ACIDS are the building blocks of protein. But did you know that DL-PHENYLALANINE (“DLPA”) is a special amino acid that not only helps alleviate PAIN, but may help battle fatigue, confusion, alertness and memory problems?
July 2017

Nutrition for Firmer Skin

You are what you eat... fortunately, we can make use of this principle when we think about how we can nourish our skin. If we think about the reasons why skin "ages", the first one that comes to mind and the one that plays the largest role is oxidation. Oxidative stress in the form of UV radiation from sunlight, air pollutants, ozone, smoking, and psychological stress can cause the skin to lose its strength and integrity, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin.
June 2017

Get rid of SPIDER and VARICOSE VEINS

Question: Shorts weather’s finally here, but my legs aren’t ready! What can I do to get rid of my SPIDER and VARICOSE VEINS? They make me so self-conscious…
June 2017

Staying "Pretty" in the Sun

We are fans of beauty from the inside out, but protecting our skin and keeping it pretty is a year-round endeavor that finds its greatest efforts being required in the summer. The first thing to think about is your sunscreen. Whether you choose a chemical sunscreen (such as avobenzone, octisalate, octinoxate, and/or oxybenzone that interacts with UV to create heat that is then dissipated) or a physical sunscreen (such as zinc oxide that physically deflects UV rays from the skin), make sure you are applying enough and frequently. A
June 2017

Creatine

Q: I’ve always thought creatine was beneficial for those who wanted to bulk up like bodybuilders. Are there other benefits to supplementing with creatine?