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Nutritional Tips For Healthy Skin

Our skin can be an excellent indicator of overall health – for some people, the warning signs that the body is struggling (often with digestion) often show up first as annoying skin complaints. Acne, dryness, sagging, premature aging, discoloration, and rashes can all be indications that the body as a whole is lacking the vitality it should have.    It’s important to remember that the skin is an organ, just like our internal organs, and that it is greatly affected by our nutrition and how we care for our bodies.   While there are countless creams and cleansers and ointments available for nearly any skin condition, finding the root cause of your skin troubles and working to bring balance to...

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Healthy Herbs And Spices To Add To Your Fall Routine

  With cooler weather and more time spent in doors, it’s important to make sure you are giving your immune system some extra love at this time of year, in order to prevent infections like colds, and to keep your body strong.   Fortunately, there are many herbs and spices that can be wonderful to consume this time of year, and are not only warming and delicious, but also pack some serious health benefits! Adding good quality, organic spices to your foods is a great way to boost the nutritional value of your food while also getting some added immune support.   Below are a few of my favourite herbs and spices that can easily be incorporated into your routine...

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6 Healthy Fats To Keep In Your Kitchen

Have you heard the news? Fats are good! Our bodies need them to thrive! I’m saying this with a slight tongue in cheek, because after decades of medical advice saying that we need to consume low-fat diets in order to prevent heart disease, and decades of heart disease rates continuously rising despite this advice, it’s finally, slowly being accepted that maybe it isn’t fat that is the problem.   So, while fat is finally being accepted as an important macro-nutrient that plays an important role in a healthy diet, there are still many fats and oils that are harmful to our health.   The main fats and oils that you want to avoid are canola oil and other “vegetable oils”...

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods To Help You Deal With Arthritis Pain

  Arthritis is a very common condition and is often viewed as a normal part of aging.   Arthritis is a condition involving inflammation of one or more joints. There are several different types of arthritis, including Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Reactive Arthritis, and they all have slightly different root causes. What is similar between all of them however, is, of course, inflammation.   Inflammation is one of the body’s natural immune responses. It is a normal and healthy part of the healing process to have acute bouts of inflammation due to things like injury or illness. When this response become an underlying, long term situation (chronic), it can begin to cause more serious problems. Arthritis is one of those...

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5 Foods That Boost The Immune System!

We all want a healthy, strong immune system, year round. Do you seem to pick up every cold or illness that makes its rounds in your workplace? Not only is this a huge bummer, it can also be a sign that your body is at risk of more serious illnesses in the future due to a weakened immune system.   The good news is, that like so many other body systems, the immune system can respond very positively to dietary and lifestyle changes.   In addition to getting enough good quality sleep, exercising daily, limiting your time spent sitting, getting daily sunlight, and managing your stress, there are many whole foods that help improve immune function. Below are 5 of...

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