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Brain Health Supplements: Do They Work?

Brain health supplements have become increasingly popular, with claims that they can improve memory, focus, and overall brain function. However, before you rush out to buy the latest brain-boosting pill, it's essential to understand the truth about these products and why you should think twice before spending your money.

Let’s Rethink Peeling Our Fruits and Veggies!

Instead, let's unlock the nutritional power of the skins of our fruits and veggies.

Food Allergens: How the Body Responds and Why We Test

Food allergies occur when the body has an adverse or abnormal response to food. An allergic reaction can be immediate and life-threatening, such as with peanuts. Or it can be delayed, taking three to five days to show up, causing hay fever-like symptoms, tummy troubles, eczema or other skin irritation, or even changes in behaviour […]

How Does Drinking Alcohol Affect Your Body?

We all know that alcohol consumption can reduce the communication between your brain and your body. This, of course, makes coordination more complex, you may have a hard time balancing yourself, and your reaction time is slowed. This is why drinking and driving are not a good combination. But do you ever wonder what is happening in your […]

Why Do I Need Vitamin B12 and What Are the Symptoms of Deficiency?

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential water-soluble vitamin that plays a critical role in the production of your red blood cells and DNA, as well as the proper functioning of your nervous system.Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal foods, including meats, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy. However, it can also be […]

Fat Is Not A Bad Word

Fat is NOT a bad word, but we should understand why we need it and the healthy way to get it.Dietary fats help our bodies absorb fat-soluble nutrients and help protect our organs, produce energy and keep the body warm. We need to take in a regular amount of fats to stay healthy and vibrant; […]

Plastic. It’s Everywhere. What Does It Mean For My Health?

It's next to impossible to avoid. Today you will find it in bowls, wraps, bottles and bags used to store various foods and beverages, but is it safe?Studies have found that certain chemicals in the plastic can leach out of the plastic and into the food and drinks we consume. Some of these chemicals have […]

CELIAC DISEASE, IT’S NOT A FAD DIET

This month we are bringing awareness to Celiac disease (CD). A common disorder that is estimated to affect about one percent of the population. It is a condition in which the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by gluten. Gluten is a general name for specific proteins in certain grains. The gluten in wheat, rye, […]

DO YOU NEED PROBIOTICS FOR YOUR GUT HEALTH?

Each year in Canada alone multi-millions of antibiotic prescriptions are filled. Some are necessary and some are not.

BRING BACK THE GRAINS!

Low-carb, no-carb, and Paleo seem to be the diets of the times, and many people are pushing grains off their plate in an effort to control their waistline.

More Reasons to Love My Avocado!

While full of healthy benefits, avocados also happens to be one of the tastiest and most versatile foods we have.

Thanks, But I Will Skip The Soda!

A rare glass of soda is not poison, but a can of cola a day certainly is.

Food additives 101

March is nutrition month so, why not become knowledgable of what is in our food.

How Much Water Should I Drink?

How much water should you drink each day? It's a simple question with no easy answer.

HEALTHY HABITS TO HELP YOUR HEART

February is the month that we talk about Heart Health! Here at Dispensaries we like to encourage all our patients to live a healthy lifestyle.

My gut and my immune system? What?

What does gut health have to do with immunity?

Just how bad is all that sugar for the heart?

WRITTEN BY SCOTT LEAR ON FEBRUARY 20, 2018Still nibbling Valentine’s Day goodies? Munching packaged cereals, pancakes or muffins for breakfast? Enjoying a lunch of processed meats and bread, sweetened pasta sauce, or even a salad drenched in dressing?Sugar makes all of these foods delicious. It is also an important energy source for our bodies. It’s […]

This is why child obesity rates have soared

Published by Dr. Sarah Kirk for canadianhealthcarenetwork.caNew data on almost 13 million people, from 200 countries around the world, points to a tenfold increase in rates of obesity among children and adolescents over the last four decades. This is the largest study of its kind and it paints a startling and depressing picture of a world […]