Articles and Q&A's



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.
April 2019

D-Hist(TM): Natural Antihistamine

Q: My seasonal allergies are particularly bad this year…my nose is runny, my eyes and soft palate are itchy, and my sinuses are all plugged up! Is there anything other than the usual over-the-counter antihistamines that may help?
March 2019

Dry Skin

Q: My skin is very dry and this cold, wintery weather is not helping! I try to moisturize with a hand cream a few times every day, but the skin on my hands is so dry, I feel like it may start cracking! What can I do for my dry skin?
December 2018

Immune Support with "Prevent"

Q: I have an immune condition and have been advised in the past to avoid echinacea or anything else that may stimulate my immune system. Is there anything I can take to help support my immune system as we enter the cold and flu season?
November 2018

Collagen

Q: I’ve heard a lot about the benefits of supplementing with collagen. What are your thoughts?
July 2018

Recurrent UTIs

Q: I am constantly getting urinary tract infections and am getting tired of being on antibiotics. Is there anything I can do to prevent them?
June 2018

Ocu Blue

Q: I know there is ongoing research into the impact of screen time on our health and I work in front of the computer for most of my day. I can feel the strain on my eyes. Is there anything I can do to minimize the negative effects?
May 2018

HoneyDoc ®: Manuka Honey Nasal Rinse

Q: My Ear Nose Throat (ENT) Doctor suggested I try using manuka honey to help me with my chronic sinus infections. I’ve heard of manuka honey to be used for wound healing, but how do I use it to help my nose?
March 2018

Seasonal Allergies Q&A

Q: Allergy season is just around the corner and I suffer miserably every year. Is there anything I can do to prepare my body so that I’m not completely dependent on antihistamines for the next few months?
January 2018

Options for Shingles Vaccine

Q: I’ve heard there is a new vaccine against shingles coming out. What are the main differences between the two options? A: Zostavax®II is the vaccine against shingles that most people have heard of. It is a live, attenuated virus vaccine, meaning that the virus has been weakened in the lab. Although the virus can still replicate and produce an immune response (and possible mild disease), it should not cause a full-blown outbreak of the disease.
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?
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?