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Sponsored by Flora | Written by Lisa Kilgour | Edited by Jennifer Hamilton Am I the only one who’s seasonal allergies took a turn for the worse this year? I can’t be. In fact, my doctor told me that everyone’s was bad, due to the excessive amounts of rain we saw, and how it kept stirring up the pollen into the air. Allergies, though somewhat innocuous to many, are super annoying to a lot of people. It’s basically your body fighting against a foreign invader—that wouldn’t ever hurt your body in the first place—and I for one, hate them. For most people, seasonal allergies are a just a fact of life, right? You sneeze and sniffle your way through the spring, summer or fall and then you forget about it. But, it’s not as though they’ve been around forever—they’re actually relatively new for us. And, along with other, more disastrous autoimmune conditions...

Sponsored by Manitoba Harvest The holidays are such a busy time of year, with shopping for presents, decorating your house, and entertaining friends and family, so it’s important to make sure you’re eating nutritious foods that will keep you going. An easy way to add more goodness to your favourite meals is to sprinkle on Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts! Hemp Hearts, Canadian-grown shelled hemp seeds, are a powerhouse food packed with 10 grams of plant-based protein, 10 grams of omegas 3 and 6, and a delicious nutty taste. To inspire you to get started on your holiday cooking, here are five simple and delicious recipes filled with Hemp Hearts that will wow your guests and your taste buds! Easy Appetizers No holiday party is complete without some tasty appetizers! Try our Spinach Quinoa Hemp Bites. Even though they’re easy to make, your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen whipping them up. Plus, they’re...

Dr. Laura Belus, ND Sometimes the process of selecting the ‘right’ vitamin or supplement can be overwhelming. Especially with so many great brands & products to choose from, how do you know where to start? When it comes to choosing a product that fits your needs, quality should always come first. Look for a company that does not use artificial colours or flavours, and ideally is gluten-free, non-GMO to promote the best response within the body. It is also important to consider cost. Professional, high-quality brands may appear to cost more at first glance, however, their formulas almost always contain higher doses of the listed ingredient than their competitors. Here are a few of my favourites to recommend for many common complaints & overall good health. Pain & inflammation Pain from arthritis, injury or overuse can negatively affect our day-to-day activities. As a result, many individuals are trying to lessen how often they use over-the-counter...

Sponsored By Live Clean Anyone who knows me knows I have dry skin—especially in the colder months. I’m constantly itching, scratching and complaining about it (it’s extremely attractive, let me tell you). A few years ago I got on the natural moisturizer train. I got on and I will happily never get off of it again, especially when there are awesome natural moisturizers to help me with my itching and scratching (I still complain but not about the same things). One of the first few brands I tried, I fell in love with. With a broad product line made in Canada from natural ingredients, I was hooked. Want to know what has me hook, line and sinker? Here are 6 picks that are staples in my bathroom right now—all from Live Clean. Shampoo First off, the shampoo I use smells absolutely heavenly. I actually get compliments like those old shampoo commercials “gee your hair...

Danica Trapara | Holistic Nutritionist | Nakd Health It’s that time of year again! The Holiday season means countless get-togethers with friends and family, and of course, delicious treats. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up our top ten picks which are sure to please at your next Holiday gathering. The best part? All of these recipes are made with whole foods, no refined sugars, and still taste amazing. Keep reading to find our favourite healthy Holiday treat recipes from around the web that will be a hit at your next party. 1. Gluten Free Raspberry Jam Cookies from Joyous Health These cookies definitely make you appreciate the fact that healthy can still taste delicious. They’re made with high fiber coconut flour, which makes them completely satisfying. Say goodbye to the preservative filled packaged cookies from the grocery store and try out this super easy recipe. 2. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls from Oh She Glows What’s better than fluffy warm cinnamon...