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Dr. Laura Belus, ND It’s true to say that the ‘one size fits all’ approach does not always work when it comes to our health. Each of us has unique needs and goals that require a different set of nutrients. Having said this, there are always a core group of supplements and vitamins that can really make a difference in your daily life. Depending on whether you do CrossFit 5 times per week, or are hopping from meeting to meeting during your extended workday, there’s a set of nutrients out there for you! Let’s discuss some of the common ‘personality types’ when it comes to health, and what exactly they should consider taking daily. The Newbie to Health & Wellness If this is you, it may be overwhelming just thinking about all the vitamins and minerals available today! Have no fear; by focusing on just a few key products, you can boost your overall...

Mandy King | Holistic Nutritionist | Founder of HEAL (Healthy Eating and Living) In 2017, more and more people turned to the ketogenic diet, particularly for weight-loss purposes. While it can be effective for weight-loss, there are some watch-outs with this way of eating. Today I’m going to share what exactly the ketogenic diet is, what the pros and cons are and whether it’s a fit for you! What Is The Ketogenic (or Keto) Diet? The ketogenic diet is a way of eating where your primary source of calories is from fat. In addition to a high-fat diet, you eat moderate protein and very low carbohydrates. In fact, 70% of your calories should come from good sources of fat, 20-25% protein and only 5-10% carbs, which tends to be about 20-30g of net carbohydrates per day. The definition of net carbohydrates is the total grams of carbohydrates, less the grams of fiber. For context, an...

BY KAITLYN MARSHALL, WELL.CA BUYER FOR DIET & FITNESS AND VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS Coming soon to the Well.ca blog - the biggest trends in other categories will be live here! 2017 IN REVIEW: What was hot in Vitamins & Health? Happy skin, happy joints, happy tummy! 2017 saw COLLAGEN and BIOTIN supplements serge in popularity, both helping to keep your hair, skin, and nails in tip-top shape. We crushed on Lorna Vanderhaeghe Active Collagen Drink Mix for its quality marine collagen base and yummy raspberry flavour. 2017 was also the year of TURMERIC, the bright yellow super herb, with anti-inflammatory properties that can help with joint pain and liver health. We enjoyed it as a supplement or in a golden milk latte a-la Botanica Turmeric Golden Mylk. Finally, keeping the digestive system happy continued to be at the forefront of our minds this year. New PROBIOTIC formulations like Genestra HMF Fit For School Probiotic...

Check out the other bloggers' wish lists here.   bkr Birdie Glass Water Bottle Opaque Robin's Egg Blue I take water with me everywhere I go but I avoid plastic so having a lightweight glass bottle that won’t smash in my bag is key! Plus this bottle is stylish and pretty!         Green Beaver Moisturizing Shampoo Coconut This is my favourite shampoo and the only one I’ve used for years, it’s an essential stocking stuffer me. I love it because it’s certified organic, free of parabens, pthalates, synethic fragrance and it’s not tested on animals, and it actually works!       New Chapter Turmeric Force I’m a nutritionist so of course giving me supplements in my stocking is much appreciated! I take turmeric every day to keep inflammation in check! I feel good knowing that I’m getting the “Whole” turmeric root and all its medicinal compounds with this brand.       Pure Anada Natural Mascara This mascara is THE BEST. I’ve tried pretty much every...

Check out the other bloggers' wish lists here.   These are some of my favourite products with clean ingredients that are highly effective:   Consonant HydrExtreme Extreme Hydration Booster The best hydrating serum I've ever found, which outperforms hyaluronic acid and has only two (all-natural) ingredients.         Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil (or The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane) My holy grail face oil—it's suitable for all skin types, absorbs quickly and improves texture and tone.     Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hairspray My favourite natural beach texturizing spray (which has seriously gorgeous packaging).   Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Mask The perfect pre-party skin treat, which boosts radiance with fruit enzymes.     schaf Radiance Firming Serum This power serum is packed with brightening, hydrating and firming ingredients—yet it's 100 percent natural!         Odacité Synergie[4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Masque A powder mask that you mix with water, which keeps the ingredients like vitamin C, probiotics and fruit acids fresh.     [vc_separator type='normal' position='center' color='#000' thickness='1' up='' down=''] Michelle Villett | Beautyeditor Michelle is a beauty expert and independent health researcher...