The Best and Worst Foods for IBS

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome – a condition that affects your gastrointestinal tract. Although around 45 million people suffer from IBS in the U.S. alone, the exact cause of IBS is still unknown. Some doctors suspect that IBS is related to a defect in the nerves connecting the brain to the digestive tract. So […]

Medical Marijuana & Your Health

People have been using cannabis to treat health issues for over 3000 years. Aside from it’s recreational use, the health world has begun to incorporate cannabidiol (a substance in marijuana) into various medical products. Although the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) has not yet classified marijuana as a safe medical treatment, cannabidiol specifically has […]

The Sunshine Vitamin

The sun is just starting to appear here in Canada, so it seems fitting to take a look at the sunshine vitamin. These past few years, Vitamin D has been receiving more and more attention, and it’s recommended amount has increased. Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because our bodies can manufacture Vitamin D3 […]

Coconut Oil: Is it Healthy?

Coconut oil has been recently gaining popularity in the world of health and dieting. There are many health promoting aspects of eating and cooking with coconut oil, but moderation is always key. Coconut oil is a plant-based fat (useful for vegans) derived from the meat of a coconut. Coconut oil is actually 90% saturated fat, […]

The Three Macronutrients

Everything you eat is comprised of the three macronutrients. The three macronutrients are protein, carbohydrates, and fat. The distribution of your daily caloric intake between these three macronutrients can greatly affect your energy levels. All three provide energy, however they do have their differences. Carbohydrates are broken down by the body and metabolized more quickly, […]