Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition

5 Nutritious Canadian Grown Superfoods Available Year-Round

Wild Blueberries and Cranberries from Canada

At U-RAAW! we try to carry as many Canadian grown nuts, seeds, and dried fruits as we can. Unfortunately due to Canada’s harsh winters, it’s hard to compete with other countries that are warm and sunny year-round. For this reason, the availability of Canadian-grown products can be rather limited. The good news is that despite […]

Is Detoxing Really Healthy?

Detox diets are a popular way to supposedly cleanse your system of harmful toxins. However, evidence that supports the health benefits of detoxing is lacking. Depending on the type of detox and length of time, detoxing can prove harmful or helpful. Detox diets can be many things. They can be diets that rest your organs […]

Health Benefits of Rhubarb

fresh gourmet rhubarb pie

Now that it’s spring lots of fruits and vegetables are coming into season. So let’s talk rhubarb! You may have a favourite rhubarb crisp recipe or even grow rhubarb in your own garden. But many people don’t know just how nutritious this plant actually is. To start, what is rhubarb? The rhubarb plant looks kind […]

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 […]