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Sarah Holvik, BSc Nutrition, author

Strategies for Natural Joint Health // 

By Sarah Holvik, BSc Nutrition With the barrage of supplements available today, choosing a safe and effective product to address joint health issues can be anything but straight forward for consumers and health practitioners alike. Many patients suffering from complaints from joint pain to stiffness and lack of mobility have tried a variety of options Read more »


Dr. Jonathan Beatty, ND, author

Supporting Brain Function // 

Question: I have a family history of early onset cognitive impairment, is there anything I can do to reduce my risks? Dr, Beatty: Absolutely there are steps that you should be taking. People often speak about dementia as unavoidable, but research has shown a few key factors contributing to the disease development. Understanding how dementia Read more »


Dr. Sara Celik, ND, author

Probiotics For Your Health // 

Our understanding of health has greatly changed over the years. We used to believe that avoiding germs, eating a balanced diet and regular exercise were enough to protect us from sickness and common health conditions. However, we soon realized that there is much more involved in achieving optimal health. In fact, it has become clear Read more »


SISU, author

Unlocking the Powerful Health Benefits of Curcumin // 

Curcumin. In addition to giving turmeric its bright, golden colour, this naturally occurring curcuminoid is a powerhouse of potential health benefits. Safe and natural curcumin has been shown in preliminary studies to have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can have beneficial effects on degenerative diseases and conditions such as depression, diabetes, and heart Read more »


Maureen Kirkpatrick, author

Sustainability, Organics and GMO Free from The Big Carrot // 

The Big Carrot is a worker owned natural food store in Toronto’s east end. In November we will celebrate our 33rd anniversary. We work with over 250 local Ontario growers and vendors and are deeply committed to the development and success of Ontario’s real food economy. At The Big Carrot we are convinced that Organic Read more »


Helen Long, President: CHFA, author

Save Our Supplements (NHP’s) // 

When you walk into your local health food store, you can find all kinds of safe, effective and high-quality supplements, vitamins, minerals, probiotics, herbal products and traditional medicines.  You and 77 per cent of Canadians choose these products known as NHP’s for the maintenance of good health.  Whatever NHPs you choose, it is important to Read more »


Tawnya Ritco, RHN, author

Health and wellness at the cellular level // 

You might be curious about the new descriptor for PURICA Recovery? Recovery is “Whole Body Health & Pain Relief” and it’s one of the most purposeful product positioning statements I’ve ever been associated with. The product hasn’t changed. PURICA Recovery continues to feature Nutricol® bioflavanoid concentrate, the proprietary blend of green tea and grape seed Read more »


Tawnya Ritco, RHN, author

What makes immune protection such a strong pillar of optimal health? // 

The prevalence of modern day stress has been met by a shift in how we manage it while protecting our immune system. That shift has become a fundamental pillar of best practices in the natural health industry. It is important because we are all prone to stress and pathogens on a daily basis. Physical, mental, Read more »


Dr. Melissa Carr, B.Sc., Dr.TCM, author

Avoiding Colds and Flu with Red Reishi // 

Much to the delight of many parents (and disappointment of many kids), Fall s finally here. The school year is a great opportunity for learning and meeting new friends—but also, sadly, to bringing home cold and flu viruses. Increased exposure to viruses can put a strain on your health, so it’s vital to boost your Read more »