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 sent a few of our team members out for a picnic fuelled by Super Greens and some locally made healthy snacks! Getting outside during winter months has major benefits for your mind...

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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 ...

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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...

What Does a B-Vitamin Deficiency Feel Like?

B-vitamins tend to remind me of a family, or a group of siblings. They may have similar names, but they’re all very different from each other and play important roles in many different systems in the body. Here’s everything you need to know about B-vitamins. What are B-complex vitamins? Vitamin B-complex is ...

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The Calming Benefits of Sage

This herb is a popular one this time of year as it gets used to make stuffing, but most of us don’t use sage very often. Sage, or Salvia officinalis, is derived from the Latin word, salvere, which means “to be saved”. The name gives away how powerful and useful this herbs is! All About...