Beauty Benefits of Avocado

“Not Yet, Not Yet, Not Yet, Eat Me Now, Too Late” – Avocados All jokes aside, there’s nothing quite like a perfectly ripe avocado. Whether you’re smashing it on your toast, blending it up in a smoothie or simply slicing it for a salad – the taste and health benefits can’t be beat! Diet ...

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What is lemon balm?

A lemon-scented herb from the mint family, lemon balm is native to Europe, North Africa and West Asia (but is also grown around the world). ...

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How to Get Outside in the Winter

When the temperatures drop and the Vancouver clouds roll in, the winter blues can become a real possibility. In an effort to combat this, we...

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Is Fish Oil Sustainable?

So, what exactly is the deal with fish oil? Commonly marketed under the moniker “Omega-3 fatty acids”, fish oil is currently one of the trendiest supplements...

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6 Foods That Naturally Enhance Your Mood

Does the food that we eat really have the ability to affect our mood? The belief that food can affect a person’s health and well-being actually dates back to medieval times. That was when people started to take an interest in discovering how certain foods could affect mood and temperament, and many medical ...

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You May Suffer From Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever been in a situation where this thought comes over you? “I don’t belong here and they’re going to find out.” Maybe you’ve landed a new job or taken on a new role at work and your first weeks are met with anxiety you can’t explain. “They’re going to find out I’m unqualified...

5 Steps to Elevate Your Career This Year

As you entered 2018 with a fresh start, many of you likely took this opportunity to come up with some resolutions for the year. According to a commonly cited statistic, only 8% of us will actually stick to our resolutions and 16% of us won’t even make them. I’m definitely in the latter of those...

Hypothyroid Diet & Weight Loss

Do you regularly feel tired or fatigued? Do you get brain fog, chills, hair loss and unexplained weight gain? Do you suffer from dry skin and a puffy face? If so, your thyroid gland could be to blame. What’s the thyroid gland (and what does it do)? The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland...

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Nutmeg

This week’s spice, nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), is one you may have had a lot this past month in your eggnog and pies. Interestingly, the spice called mace comes from the same tree as nutmeg, but rather than the seed it is from the reddish weblike covering of the seed. Mace is similar to nutmeg in...

Beginner’s Guide to Wellness

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “wellness”? Yoga? Meditation? Vegan diets and green smoothies and all that holistic health-related jazz? We know – there are a lot of differing ideas about what wellness actually means. Let’s try and define it a little more clearly: ...

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Health Benefits of Black Pepper

For this instalment of the Kitchen Spice Series, we’re talking about a spice that many people use but might not realize the benefits of. Black pepper! With its pungent smell and taste, black pepper is sometimes called the “King of Spices”. It is the most popular spice, and accounts for 1/5 of spice trade...

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Benefits of Eating More Vegetables

Vegetables are amazing. They’re low in calories, high in fiber, and simply packed with almost all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. You can eat them raw in a salad, or cook them in a variety of different ways to make them taste incredible. And best of all, they come with a...