Category: Healthy Living

Five tips for natural autumn wellness

Much like the environment, our bodies respond to the changes in the seasons. It is important, therefore, help our bodies cope with these seasonal fluctuations by making changes to our routine, diet and supplement regime. The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has the following five tips to help you prepare for the shorter, colder days …

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Healthy Red Cherry Smoothie Recipe

4 small diet changes that can make a big difference (BPT) – The new year is a great time to start fresh. Many people commit to exercise more, stress less or make healthier food choices. Incorporating small, sustainable changes, versus dramatic, large-scale lifestyle shifts, can make it much easier to stick to your resolutions. This …

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The sweet truth for your sweet tooth

Losing weight is the most common resolution for Canadians year after year – and many of us believe that omitting sugar will be the silver bullet for trimming the pounds. The truth, however, may surprise you. Here are three things to know about this sweet ingredient, according to registered dietitian, Lisa Rutledge of DebunkingDietitian.ca: Truth: …

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Natural health trends for 2015

A new year brings new beginnings, a time when many of us make resolutions to be healthier. To help you get there, the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) surveyed industry experts to identify the top five natural health trends for this year: 1. Pumpkin: Primed to be the kale of 2015, we are going to see …

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3 clever steps to a much warmer winter

Layer upon layer of bulky winter gear helps Canadians to ward off the season’s bite for a time, but there are other ways to keep the persistent cold at bay for the long term. The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) recommends a winter regime of exercise, a hearty and healthy diet, and natural health support …

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4 golden rules for a gentle awakening

Weekday mornings are often a race against the clock, the alarm sounds and stress slowly takes control of your day. If you think it is a nightmare to get to work on time, think again, it is entirely possible to wake up gently, even on Mondays! Here are the 4 golden rules that allow you …

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A good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy heart

The value of sleep should not be underestimated. Sleep is as important as diet and exercise in a healthy lifestyle. The European Society of Cardiology has found that short sleep duration is associated with harmful results such as higher incidences of obesity, blood pressure, hypertension, cholesterol, haemoglobin A, and triglycerides, all of which are directly …

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