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The Secret To Anti-Aging? Antioxidants

by Dr. Linda Miles, L. Ac., D.O.M.

Are you looking for healthy, radiant, younger lo … read more

Date Added: 25/06/2015

Five Tips For a Better Sleep

by Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue, ND.

Getting a good sleep is terribly important. The qual … read more

Date Added: 23/05/2015

Stress, Fatigue and Naturopathic Support

by Dr. Kelly Brown, B.Sc., N.D.

Stress and fatigue is something I see many of my p … read more

Date Added: 08/05/2015

Keep skin glowing, hair shiny with healthy diet.

by Doris Penner

        &n … read more

Date Added: 01/05/2015

Vitamin B complex plays role in physical, mental health

by Doris Penner

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Date Added: 24/04/2015

Why bitter is better in digestive process

by Doris Penner

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Date Added: 06/04/2015

Saw Palmetto shown to benefit prostate health

by Doris Penner

            As the body ages, changes can be expected. Skin becomes less elastic … read more

Date Added: 23/03/2015

Enzyme-based cleaners: another marketing ploy?

by Doris Penner

            Most Canadian households have a cupboard full of products meant to dissolve stubborn … read more

Date Added: 13/03/2015

Tap into health benefits of herbs with steeped tea

by Doris Penner

            Tea has been the drink of choice around the world for centuries. His … read more

Date Added: 09/03/2015

Gut health: a balancing act

Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue, N.D

You are only mostly human. Well, not even mostly. If you could count up the total number of cells in your body only about 40% would b … read more

Date Added: 26/02/2015

Sprouted foods: a fad or of nutritional merit

by Doris Penner

      Once considered “fringe fare,” sprouted foods are becoming mainstream along with hummus, granola and quinoa. … read more

Date Added: 20/02/2015

Safe sunscreen a dilemma for Canadian sun seekers

by Doris Penner

           Escaping the cold for a week or two in winter has become the norm for Canadians. Usually, i … read more

Date Added: 12/02/2015

Gift of chocolate will do the heart good

by Doris Penner

            If you want to reach your sweetheart’s heart this Valentine&rs … read more

Date Added: 06/02/2015

Don't resolve to lose weight this year.

by Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, N.D.

Losing weight continues to be the single most popular New Year’s resolution. If you discuss weight loss strategies enough, eventua … read more

Date Added: 29/01/2015

Rid headlice with gentle natural remedy

by Doris Penner

          Head lice is a perennial problem in children, spreading quickly wh … read more

Date Added: 23/01/2015

New Year time to jump start healthy lifestyle

by Doris Penner

            The beginning of a new year is a good time to evaluate how you might improve your hea … read more

Date Added: 16/01/2015

Lesser known Vitamin K plays vital role in health

by Doris Penner

Vitamin K is not as well known as its cousins vitamins A, B, C and D—even E has received notice in recent years—and yet, it plays several vi … read more

Date Added: 02/01/2015

Ingredients in dyes may make hair curl

by Doris Penner

           Many women and a small percentage of men can relate to the euphoric feeling on leaving a ha … read more

Date Added: 29/12/2014

Lifestyle changes could end sleepless nights

by Doris Penner

            Are you sick of tossing and turning at night? Do you wake up in the morning feeling a … read more

Date Added: 19/12/2014

Food myths may keep you from good health!

by Doris Penner

Never before have Canadians had such ready access to information on nutrition—and never has there been so much misinformation. Putting your faith … read more

Date Added: 17/12/2014

Foreign foods may enhance health

by Doris Penner

            Over the last two decades the public has had increasingly more access to foods shippe … read more

Date Added: 17/11/2014

Follow list of superfoods or make it a super diet?

by Doris Penner

             If you heard of a pill that helped to reduce the risk of stroke and cancer, mit … read more

Date Added: 06/11/2014

Low carb diets may help weight loss

by Doris Penner

Among the many weight loss plans that have come and gone over the years is one that stresses a low intake of carbohydrates … read more

Date Added: 30/10/2014

Xylitol - a healthy substitute for sugar?

by Doris Penner

The scariest part about Halloween—aside from the ghost costumes and hanging cobwebs in un … read more

Date Added: 25/10/2014

Boost the immune system to ward off colds, flu

by Doris Penner

Fall is a beautiful season in Manitoba, but it inevitably brings with it the threat of colds an … read more

Date Added: 16/10/2014

GMOs - are they safe for human consumption?

by Doris Penner

Most Canadians realize that a wholesome diet plays a significant role in health. They are fully aware that fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat meats and milk produ … read more

Date Added: 25/09/2014

No need to pass by cheese because of stomach pain

by Doris Penner

Creamy, smooth-tasting cheese is hard to pass up. A fixture on appetizer platters and a component of hot vegetable dishes and salads, cheese—which complements many food … read more

Date Added: 23/09/2014

Get to the heart of health with artichokes

by Doris Penner

Legend has it that the artichoke came into being when the Greek god Zeus turned his object of affection into a thistle-like plant after she reject … read more

Date Added: 18/09/2014

Get a good dose of vitamin C while enjoying lemons

by Doris Penner

A lemon a day keeps the doctor away. While this is usually said of apples, it is equally true of citrus fruit since each piece—whether it is … read more

Date Added: 04/09/2014

Birch leaves, bark offer surprising health benefits

by Doris Penner

Birch tree branches are perfect for little boys to swing on, notes Robert Frost in his lovely poem simply entitled Birches. Birch trees with their distinctive white bark also … read more

Date Added: 28/08/2014

Snag a dose of health with 'home-grown' pike

by Doris Penner

From May to October Manitoba is a prairie paradise, offering opportunities for swimming or simply soaking up the sun on sandy beaches, hiking on a … read more

Date Added: 21/08/2014

Is it possible to get rid of unsightly cellulite?

By Doris Penner

It is estimated that 90 percent of women develop cellulite which accumulates along hips, thighs and buttocks. Located just below the skin among co … read more

Date Added: 14/08/2014

Fermented tea may aid digestive process

by Doris Penner

Fermented foods have assumed a place in a wholesome diet because of the health benefits they offer. Traditional cultures used fermentation of fruits and vegetables to preserve … read more

Date Added: 07/08/2014

Creamy spread fills coconut craving

by Doris Penner

Anyone who likes the taste of coconut and can't get enough of it will be ecstatic to learn there is a product on the market with a rich coconut flavour that could well bec … read more

Date Added: 31/07/2014

Ketchup a culprit in high sugar intake

by Doris Penner

It’s hard to imagine a hot dog without mustard or French fries without ketchup. Condiments add pizzazz to a food, adding the extra flavour t … read more

Date Added: 24/07/2014

Why buy and eat food grown close to home?

by Doris Penner

It's berry season in Manitoba. There's no pleasure quite like biting into a crimson sun-warmed strawberry or indulg … read more

Date Added: 17/07/2014

Your Health and Naturopathic Medicine

Guest article by Dr. Kelly Brown, Naturopathic Doctor

Naturopathic medicine is an individualized and holistic medicine used to treat illness and obtain optimal health. It is accomplished by u … read more

Date Added: 10/07/2014

Elk offers leaner alternative to beef

by Doris Penner

Elk is not commonly eaten in Canada. For one, it is not readily available, and moreover it is thought of as a “gamey” meat belonging t … read more

Date Added: 03/07/2014

To avoid the sun or not — that is the question

by Doris Penner

Summer sunlight is anticipated year-round, but brings with it a dilemma: should one be outdoors as much as possible, soaking up the sun after a wi … read more

Date Added: 26/06/2014

Ways to keeps bugs from crashing summer fun

by Doris Penner

Finally it’s summer, the time for barbecues and ball games, swimming and hiking—and mosquitoes, the ultimate party crashers. The long … read more

Date Added: 19/06/2014

Healthy diet a way to lower risk of stroke

by Doris Penner

It is estimated there are 50,000 strokes in Canada each year—that amounts to one stroke every 10 minutes. If … read more

Date Added: 12/06/2014

Anti-aging products--the fountain of youth?

By Doris Penner

People have been searching for the “fountain of youth” for thousands of years. We have accounts of how Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de … read more

Date Added: 04/06/2014

Pursuing a Healthy Lifestyle -- The Final Answer in Weight Maintenance

Guest article by Pamela Levesque
Healthy Living Program Coach at Good n Natural

Have you invested a great deal of dollars into weight loss programs, &ldqu … read more

Date Added: 29/05/2014

There is help for spring allergies

by Doris Penner

For some people, the coming of spring—the final snow melt, warm air fragrant with aroma of blossoms, bird song—is a time to dread. It … read more

Date Added: 22/05/2014

Relieving Joint Pain

Guest article by Dr. Frank Silva N.D.

Dr. Frank Silva is a Naturopathic Doctor who uses natural therapies to stimulate healing and well … read more

Date Added: 15/05/2014

Can apricot kernels help prevent cancer?

by Doris Penner

Apricots are an orchard fruit used for making pies, jams and sauces when in season, but what many Canadians don't know is that the hard pit in the centre of the fleshy fru … read more

Date Added: 08/05/2014

Plants in the wild offer healing properties

by Doris Penner

When settlers first came to North America, they brought with them mainly the necessities for survival in a new land. Packed away in one of the trunks was a minimum of medicina … read more

Date Added: 01/05/2014

Living Clean in a Toxic World

By guest columnist Caroline Farquhar

Caroline is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Director of Education for Renew Life Canada. She is a passionate health advocate who educates throu … read more

Date Added: 21/04/2014

Bowel diseases painful but can be managed

by Doris Penner

When a person occasionally suffers abdominal pain, feels bloated after eating, or has brief periods of diarrhea or constipation, it's usually blamed on some food that ' … read more

Date Added: 17/04/2014

IBS is 'real' condition with chance of relief

by Doris Penner

Irritable bowel syndrome is a digestive disorder that plagues about 10 percent of the population, but is rarely talked about openly. That is partly because symptoms come and g … read more

Date Added: 10/04/2014

Mushrooms shown to help in fighting cancer

by Doris Penner

The splash of colour flowers give to the landscape in spring brings a sense of hope that warm weather is on the way to turn … read more

Date Added: 03/04/2014

Nutrient-rich diet boosts vision, keeps eyes healthy

by Doris Penner

Most people give their eyes very little thought—as long as they can see the world around them properly. And yet, eyes are of paramount impor … read more

Date Added: 27/03/2014

Hummus is a tasty heart-healthy dip

by Doris Penner

Hummus is a dish that originated in the Middle East but has become popular around the world. Based on chickpeas, it is a dip or spread eaten by Ca … read more

Date Added: 20/03/2014

Can proper diet and vitamins improve mental health?

guest article by David Stephan, Director of Marketing at Truehope

Last year, American researchers at Columbia University published an article in Current Psychiatry, pointing out that “a … read more

Date Added: 13/03/2014

Omega-3s in fish oils important for brain health

by Doris Penner

Many of you grew up taking a daily cod liver oil pill, at least in winter, which likely made your mother feel somewhat comforted as she sent her children out into the cold mor … read more

Date Added: 06/03/2014

Eat greens for better health like Mom said

by Doris Penner

Most adults have a dim recollection of Mom telling them to eat their green vegetables—and remember as well, perhaps, their resistance to ing … read more

Date Added: 27/02/2014

Aromatic garlic, ginger show potent health benefits

by Doris Penner

It’s astounding what a difference the addition of an herb can make to a dish, raising it from merely so-so to sublime. Take g … read more

Date Added: 21/02/2014

Kefir outshines yogurt in offering health benefits

by Doris Penner

The longevity of certain groups in eastern Europe is sometimes attributed to their diet of fermented and sour milk. Products such as yogurt and ke … read more

Date Added: 13/02/2014

Does the type of water we drink matter?

by Doris Penner

Canada has the safest drinking water in the world, with provincial and municipal governments working to keep it t … read more

Date Added: 06/02/2014

Stop the seasonal flu in its tracks

by Doris Penner

The arrival of winter brings snow and cold temperatures—and like clockwork, the ‘flu. In fall, health authorities make people aware that “flu season” i … read more

Date Added: 30/01/2014

Brain-healthy diet important for all ages

by Doris Penner

More than half a million Canadians currently live with dementia, a number which will increase as a higher percenta … read more

Date Added: 16/01/2014

High fibre diet weapon against chronic disease

by Doris Penner

The beginning of a new year is a good time to change lifestyle habits if you are concerned with pursuing optimum h … read more

Date Added: 09/01/2014

Hot soup may be just what the doctor orders

A bowl of steaming soup on a cold winter day might be just what the doctor ordered. It appears grandmother was right when she claimed chicken noodle soup is a good remedy for colds and influenza. While many people believe benefits of … read more

Date Added: 03/01/2014

Why Men Lose Virility with Age

Guest column by Brad King, Nutritional Researcher, Nutritional Formulator, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, and President at Transforming Health Inc.

When men … read more

Date Added: 20/12/2013

Get hooked on fish for a healthy heart

Manitoba has an abundance of rivers, lakes and streams—not to speak of northern ocean access—that team with dozens of species of fish. While fishing is a sport prairie citizens enjoy year-round … read more

Date Added: 12/12/2013

Does maple syrup have health benefits?

For hundreds of years, Canada’s maple trees have been tapped in spring to release sap that is collected in buckets and boiled down to make amber-colourd maple syrup. The eastern provinces—home … read more

Date Added: 05/12/2013

Winter vegetables are something to root about

Winter has arrived, bringing with it added risk of influenza and viral infections which spread more quickly when people remain indoors in close company with others. Thus in cold weather, the body needs ext … read more

Date Added: 29/11/2013

Blueberries a health bonus as people age

Blueberries are one of the stars of a prairie summer. Whether you pick them in the sun-dappled woods or pick them up in containers at the supermarket, they make a delightful snack out-of-hand, shine in a v … read more

Date Added: 21/11/2013

Presence of polyphenols move apples up the healthy scale

The history of apples is long and rich, filled with both myth and fact. Some say it goes back to the Garden of Eden, where the apple tempted Adam and Eve to commit the first sin. While there is no scriptur … read more

Date Added: 07/11/2013

Sunflower seeds make a heart-healthy snack

If you are looking for a healthy snack to tide you over until mealtime, you could do no better than ingesting a tablespoon or two of sunflower seeds. Not only do the seeds make a tasty morsel, even a small serving contains significant … read more

Date Added: 07/11/2013

Potatoes key source of important nutrients

The potato has been a staple in the Canadian diet for a hundred years because of its versatility, ease of growth (resulting in an abundant supply and low cost) and nutrient content. Indeed, for may people, potatoes—whether mashe … read more

Date Added: 24/10/2013

Tuck away oatmeal to ward off winter chill

As a child, I began most winter school-day mornings with a bowl of steaming oatmeal topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar and milk. I imagine my mother felt better sending her youngsters out into a cold Ja … read more

Date Added: 17/10/2013

New Relief for those suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

guest article by Barrie Carlsen, President at Vitex Nutrition, Ltd.

Recently Health Canada has issued a Natural Health Product (NPN) license for a proprietary for … read more

Date Added: 10/10/2013

Gluten-free foods available for people with celiac

It seems that over the last few decades there has been an explosion of food sensitivities ranging from mild to severe, with a spectrum of symptoms from barely noticeable to causing serious illness. Why the … read more

Date Added: 03/10/2013

Is organic healthier than regular food?

There is little doubt that health is important to Canadians, and most realize that a wholesome diet is a significant part of this. It is accepted that fruits, vegetables, whole grains and unsaturated fats … read more

Date Added: 26/09/2013

Bison offers health benefits and great taste

There are few foods more indigenous to the North American Great Plains than bison, sometimes erroneously referred to as buffalo. While the iconic animal reached near-extinction in the late 1800s as Europea … read more

Date Added: 19/09/2013

Coconut sugar has caramel taste, low glycemic index

How many times a week do you hear glazed doughnuts, brownies or a slice of lemon torte call your name? Let's face it, our nation is enamored with sugar, indulging in more than 156 pounds per person per … read more

Date Added: 12/09/2013

Tart red cherries show strong antioxidant effects

There is a certain mystique about cherries that comes through in music and poetry. Think about the beauty and romance of cherry blossom time, and what was one of the criteria “charming Billy” u … read more

Date Added: 05/09/2013

Pollen good for bees, but do humans benefit?

The manufacture of honey is one of nature's most amazing feats. Essentially the work is done by bees and all humans have to do is collect it and pour it into containers before placing it on the table f … read more

Date Added: 29/08/2013

Cabbage becomes healthier by process of fermentation

Sauerkraut or “sour cabbage” is an unusual food known around the world in one form or another. Discovered almost by accident when cabbage was salted down for preservation, it has a long and ill … read more

Date Added: 22/08/2013

Red pigment gives beets unique health benefits

Who would have thought that beet borscht would turn out to be one of the most nutritious foods on a lunch menu, or that the pungent pickled beet on the condiment table was not only a colourful addition to … read more

Date Added: 15/08/2013

Buying organic vegetables supports local growers

Summer is a time of abundance on the prairies. The gardens yield up an endless cornucopia of vegetables—lettuce, spinach, peas, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes and finally carrots and corn—each i … read more

Date Added: 08/08/2013

Local chicken your best bet in free-range category

Chicken is a favourite meal item in Canada in its various forms—the deep-fried breaded type widely available in restaurants (perhaps the most popular), roasted whole with stuffing for holidays and breasts or drumsticks with a gl … read more

Date Added: 01/08/2013

Unique nutrient features make flax heart healthy

There's nothing more beautiful on the prairie landscape than a field of flax, blooming in deep blue next to golden yellow canola. In Canada most commercial flax production involves varieties of seed that are crushed and used to pr … read more

Date Added: 25/07/2013

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s): their critical role in maintaining good health and well-being

There are two essential fatty acids necessary for life; Linoleic Acid (LA) which is a member of th … read more

Date Added: 18/07/2013

Grass-fed lamb shown to be heart-healthy meat

A favourite pastoral scene for most of us, no doubt, is a grassy meadow with a flock of grazing sheep and lambs frolicking in the sun. Rarely do Canadians think of including sheep or lamb in their diet alt … read more

Date Added: 11/07/2013

Protein, calcium healthy benefits of cottage cheese

Cottage cheese may well be the quintessential fast food which comes into its own in summertime. Ready to eat, it can be pulled from the refrigerator and added to salads, serve as a side dish paired with veg … read more

Date Added: 04/07/2013

Mineral-based cosmetics a healthier alternative

In the constant desire to look and feel their best, North American women use dozens of different types of cosmetics—products that moisturize skin and conceal blotches, redden lips, highlight eyebrows … read more

Date Added: 27/06/2013

Ethical benefits important in drinking organic milk

When consumers shop for milk, it's amazing the choices they face—and they thought it would be simple just to pick up a litre or two. There is milk with different fat levels, there is lactose-free, flavoured or plain, organic … read more

Date Added: 20/06/2013

Versatile almonds a link to heart health

Almonds are surely one of the most versatile foods in the world. In the whole, slivered or sliced form, the nut enhances everything from salads and meats to granola, baked goods and trail mixes, and in add … read more

Date Added: 13/06/2013

'Happy cows:' do they produce healthier meat?

Traveling in Ukraine some years ago, I noted the guide often referred to “happy cows” when passing herds of bovine roaming freely on pastures beside the road. I soon discovered this phrase was u … read more

Date Added: 07/06/2013

Pumpkin seeds make a healthy crunchy snack

If you discard the seeds after carving a jack-o-lantern, you are also throwing away a very nutritious part of the pumpkin. The golden orange flesh – valued for its transformation into spicy pie at Th … read more

Date Added: 30/05/2013

Are organic eggs worth the extra cost?

An egg is an egg, right? Wrong! Eggs are getting smarter it seems, and consumers now have choices to make when they buy eggs and I’m not talking about small, medium or large.

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Date Added: 23/05/2013

‘Rice of the prairies’ receives thumbs up

What cooks like brown rice, pops like corn, has a strong nutrition profile and can be raised on the Canadian prairies? The answer is cavena nuda which likely doesn’t clear up the riddle unless you know this translates into &ldqu … read more

Date Added: 16/05/2013

Stinging nettle both inflicts and cures pain

You’ve likely heard of a cure being worse than the ailment. That’s the case with an herb known as stinging nettle which in the past was sometimes applied to insect bites or muscle soreness as a … read more

Date Added: 09/05/2013

Nasty portulaca shows a positive side: who knew?

The strangest salad I’ve ever eaten was at a family reunion when a cousin tossed together portulaca and a few other greens with vinaigrette. While it is true one can expect to dine on almost anything at a potluck family gatherin … read more

Date Added: 02/05/2013

Enzymes for healthy digestion

Most people are not aware of how complex their digestive system is. They eat three meals a day and trust the food will be digested and nutrients used for health and energy, with waste eliminated. In most c … read more

Date Added: 07/02/2013