Why Use Vitamin K2 Topically?

Posted on May 16, 2018 -

Vitamin K plays a key role in blood clotting, which is why it’s been referred to as the “coagulation vitamin.” There are two types of vitamin K: K1, found in plant foods like avocado, broccoli, and brussel sprouts; and K2, found in butter, egg yolks, and meat products. Vitamin K1 is often obtained solely through…Read More

Liquid Vitamins for the Win!

Posted on May 10, 2018 -

Vitamin and mineral supplements come in many forms, including liquids, capsules, and powders. There is much debate about which is best, and ultimately the answer depends on the vitamin in question and what you need it for (quick energy boost? long-lasting physical healing of a specific ailment?) In this blog we’re going to focus on…Read More

6 Tips to Achieve Work/Life Balance

Posted on May 4, 2018 -

If you’re working the traditional eight hours per day, 40 hours per week work schedule (and lots of people work more than this), that’s approximately 25% of your time spent working. When work starts to spill into other areas of your life, not only do you lose precious time to be with your family and…Read More

Improve Your Gut Health

Posted on April 17, 2018 -

Gastrointestinal (GI) health is critical for optimal functioning of all systems of the body. There are 100 trillion bacteria in the human body, and most of them live in the intestines. Having a sufficient amount of beneficial bacteria in your gut keeps your digestive and immune systems in check, helps the body absorb vitamins and…Read More

Vitamin A: Benefits & Risk of Deficiency

Posted on April 12, 2018 -

Vitamin A is a group of fat-soluble organic compounds stored in the liver. Included in this grouping are retinol (which you’ll often see in anti-aging skincare products), retinal (needed for proper functioning of the retina in the eye), retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids (ie. beta-carotene). Vitamin A is essential for growth and development…Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Practice Yoga

Posted on April 11, 2018 -

Yoga has been around for thousands of years in Eastern cultures, and has more recently become established here in the West. Especially on Vancouver Island where we’re based, it’s hard to go more than a block without seeing a yoga studio! But there are several reasons yoga has become so popular. The benefits to strength,…Read More

Vitamin D and Anemia

Posted on April 4, 2018 -

Vitamin D (aka the “sunshine vitamin”) is a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes several functions in the body. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium to stimulate bone and joint health, improves digestion, increases concentration and memory, boosts mood, supports immune health, and prevents certain disease and ailments (breast cancer, heart disease, depression, and weight gain,…Read More

What Anxiety Is and What to Do About It

Posted on March 29, 2018 -

Anxiety is a state of worry, apprehension, and fear. It is the body’s response to stress and uncertainty, whether an imminent danger or something perceived only in the mind as potentially harmful. In today’s world, fear isn’t provoked only in response to fight or flight-inducing situations such as a bear running after you (although on…Read More

Quick Tips for Healthy Joints

Posted on March 26, 2018 -

Healthy joints are essential for our physical functioning, and we need to care for our joints in order to keep them in solid working order. Especially as we enter spring and leave winter, it’s time to get back into regular movement and lubricate our joints after the cold weather hibernation. Like the solid foundation of…Read More

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