All the minerals needed by the human body originated in the earth’s crust and so are found somewhere in nature; iodine is found concentrated in the sea and around coastal areas. This is a result of the last ice age when iodine was leached...
Yesterday, part one of the much anticipated updated Canada Food Guide, 2019 was released. It was last updated in 2007 and much has changed since then. It is a significant departure from past versions of the Food Guide.
It is not just our elderly who are looking for wellness solutions to support longer, healthier lifespans, many younger people are looking to address longevity related health concerns in a proactive preventative manner.
Winter can be harsh on our skin, and existing skin conditions such as acne rosacea and eczema can become significantly worse. There are some simple measures you can take to reduce the impact of winter and protect your skin.
If you are from Scotland like me, you’ll know that oats are a staple at the breakfast table in the form of porridge, and are a key ingredient in haggis. Outlander fans will be familiar with oats as ‘parritch’, and according to the male protagonist Jamie Fraser, ‘parritch’ is a panacea for every ailment. He may not be far wrong.
As much as calendula and St. John’s wort oils are a part of Summer, so elderberry and rosehip syrups are a part of Fall. It is a time to harvest berries and roots. Roots are full of nourishment at this time as they store nutrients to support the plant through the winter months. The berries of the rose bushes and the Elder tree are full of immune-enhancing compounds.
The foods we eat, not only influence our gut health but can increase or reduce the inflammatory response in the body independently. It is a basic cornerstone of Western Herbal Medicine that gut health be considered as part of a holistic approach to wellness.