You might already be pretty familiar with this “sunshine vitamin”, but when it comes to Vitamin D, there’s a lot to know. It’s role in regulating immune function, for example, is especially interesting given the recent research correlating a link between high vitamin-D levels and better outcomes for those infected with COVID-19. (1)  But it’s…

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Omega-3 fatty acids and its various health benefits have been the subject of tens of thousands of research papers over the years.  And that’s no surprise, given that omega-3s have been said to reduce the likelihood of heart attack, improve high-density lipoprotein (HDL, the so-called ‘good’ cholesterol), and improve arthritis. That’s pretty impressive in and…

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By now you’ve probably heard about the buzz on collagen: it’s been trending in the wellness community for some time now with claims that it can help with everything from gut health, to skin health, to joint health. So far the research has been promising. When it comes to collagen, there’s a lot of questions.…

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In a world that seems to be getting more and more obsessed with our outside appearance, you’ve likely heard the hype surrounding things like anti-ageing products and collagen. But did you know there is more to collagen than what the beauty creams would have you know? Collagen is an essential element in the makeup of…

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Have you ever wondered how much fruit you should be eating? Fruit is a controversial topic in the health world these days. Some health experts will tell you to eat as much as you like, whereas others warn of the dangers of excess sugar intake.  So how much fruit is enough, and is there such thing as too…

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If you’ve ever enjoyed a delicious salad with sprouts on top, you may not have given much thought to the fact that those sprouts are packed with nutritional value. After all, they are so thin and wispy, so how could they possibly pack a punch? Actually, the sprouts of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are power-packed…

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A little-known essential mineral, selenium, is currently a hot topic in the world of personal health. Clinical studies have shown promising results from enriching your diet with selenium, and proponents of adding selenium to a balanced diet have touted its effectiveness at supporting many aspects of healthy bodily function. Keep reading to learn how selenium…

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Garlic, also known as Allium sativum, has been used for thousands of years not just for culinary purposes but as a treatment for a wide array of medical maladies. Records indicate that this herb-like vegetable was prescribed by Hippocrates, “the father of modern medicine,” for the treatment wounds, digestive issues respiratory and parasitic infections, poor…

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Black seed is known by many names such as Nigella sativa, kalonji, and black cumin seed. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant, which grows in the Mediterranean region and in southwest Asia. While black seeds taste slightly bitter, it is used as a flavoring or spice in various dishes…

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Sugar. Gluten. Fat. When it comes to healthy eating, it may be no surprise to see these three are up on the chopping block. It seems like the media is always throwing one under the bus for something or other.  You’ve heard that these foods aren’t doing you any favours, but it seems like the…

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