Philip Rouchotas

Nutrients for eye health Degenerative Eye Disease and AntioxidantsDegenerative eye disease entails gradual loss of vision due to chronic degenerative processes affecting the retina. The retina can be considered as “the back of the eyeball,” and is where the specialized cells, or photoreceptors, designed to detect light and convert light signals into nerve impulses that can be interpreted by the brain.
Chris Habib

Probiotics - Wide spectrum of important health benefitsProbiotics are live microorganisms that inhabit the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts and the skin. They are often referred to as “friendly bacteria” as they have a protective role in maintaining health. Probiotics have multiple functions such as: preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and infection; stimulating balance and priming the intestinal immune system
Heidi Fritz

Three important interactions - What you should know about herbs, drugs, and nutrientsCurrently, there exists much information, as well as mis-information, about interactions between certain herbs & nutrients and drugs. Some of the most common questions we receive as naturopathic doctors (ND) pertain to this area. This is a very complex area, and we certainly encourage you to consult with a trained healthcare provider such as an ND if you are on any medications.
Monique Aucoin

Flax seedsSuper foods have recently gained popularity. Consumers are interested in adding foods to their diet that pack a big punch in terms of nutritional content and therapeutic benefit. One super food with a very impressive range of benefits is the flax seed. Historical research has revealed that this small seed was cultivated 30,000 years ago
Erica Nikiforuk

The Evolution of the Heart-Healthy Diet The evolution of what is considered to be a “heart healthy diet” has undergone a long process of development. For instance, we have the low fat diet, the glycemic index diet, the Mediterranean diet, and the low carbohydrate diet. Each seems to have its own strengths, but this makes following an over-arching “heart health diet” confusing.

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