It’s that time of year again: allergy season. Are you one of the millions of Canadians suffering from: • Itchy, watery eyes; • A runny nose; • Constant sneezing; or • A wheezy cough? Common springtime allergens like mold spores, pollen and grass can cause an array of symptoms. When allergy symptoms strike, many people automatically reach for antihistamines but do they really work? The truth: Allergy medications serve to temporarily relieve symptoms, but do nothing to address the underlying cause. Ever wonder why some people are affected by seasonal allergies while others aren’t? An allergy is not caused by the allergen itself, but by the immune system’s inability to fight off the adverse effects of the allergen. In other words, the immune system is too tired, stressed or weak to fight off the allergen. So, allergies = poor immune function. The good news is, there are natural ways to beat seasonal allergies and improve your immune function. So, before reaching for over the counter meds, try some of the natural strategies below! Natural Allergy Relief 1. Eat Right. A healthy diet is key to a healthy immune system. Eat more fresh, whole foods and do your best to avoid sugar and Read more…
Natural Allergy Relief for the Springtime Sniffles
Best Fats for Cooking
Are you confused about which fats are good and bad? I do not blame you – there’s a lot of conflicting information about fats out there. Some myths just won’t die. The biggest one is that eating fat leads to weight gain. While recent studies show that’s not true, we still see books and articles advocating for low-fat diets for faster weight loss. Fats play a major role in weight loss and overall health. They help absorb other nutrients you consume, balance hormone levels, maintain cell structure and much more. However not every type of fat. Eating bad fats (trans fats, and hydrogenated oils) can lead to heart disease, high cholesterol, weight gain, depression and other diseases. Not only should you know which fats are healthy and which are not, but you should also know which fats are safe to cook with. Some fats are better consumed in their room temperature state as they react with the heat and become unhealthy fats. What are the Best Fats for Cooking ? When you’re cooking with high heats, you would want to use oils that do not oxidize or go rancid easily, as these can cause harmful free radicals that are damaging Read more…
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When it comes to good health and fighting off disease and illness, no organ is more important than the liver—your body’s personal toxic waste plant.Are you experiencing two or more of the symptoms listed below?
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