Legal Recreational Cannabis. Now What?

With Canada’s legalisation of cannabis just around the corner many are still left wondering how the country will implement the sales of recreational pot. As of October 17th, residents across Canada will be able to publicly purchase and use marijuana for recreation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left[1] the decision to each province and territory in [. . . more]

Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) for Joint Pain

Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) are natural vegetable extracts made from avocado and soybean oils. They contain anti-inflammatory substances known as phytosterols. Phytosterols (plant sterols) from ASU preparations are thought to be the primary sources of protective activity for cartilage-producing cells. ASU reduces damage to cartilage by increasing the synthesis of collagen and proteoglycan (aggrecan), and [. . . more]

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) for Joint Maintenance

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) is derived from the inner and outer layers of the membrane within an eggshell. NEM is a good source of collagen and other nutrients that support the maintenance and repair of soft tissues in a joint. Eggs have long been considered a good source of collagen because type I and type [. . . more]

Frankincense Herb for Joint Health

Frankincense resin, used for millennia during services in several historic religions, was one of the gifts for Baby Jesus from the Three Wise Men. It is obtained from Boswellia trees and one species, Boswellia serrata is used in the manufacture of many botanical supplements for its anti-inflammatory properties. Boswellic acids derived from Boswellia serrata directly [. . . more]

Could You Be Allergic to Marijuana?

With the legalization of marijuana for recreational use set for October 2018 in Canada, many people who do not take marijuana or have not done so in a long time may find exposure to the herb harmful to their health. When available for general consumption by Canadians consumers will suddenly find available all manner of [. . . more]

Alcohol vs. Cannabis and Brain Health

We will post articles and the latest research ahead of the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada set to begin October 17. Marijuana is already legal for medical use while ongoing research continues exploring the benefits and potential harms of using and/or smoking marijuana. A recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder is hoping [. . . more]

Curcumin Improves Memory and Mood

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, consuming a certain kind of curcumin daily improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss. Curcumin, the compound in turmeric that gives curry its yellow colour, is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This new study [. . . more]

Natural Alternatives to Drugs for Healthy Joints

Joint pain can occur when the soft tissues that support the joint become damaged, either through injury, or everyday wear and tear. Repetitive motion/strain damages the slippery cartilage that caps bones in a joint. As the damage increases, bare areas of bone may be exposed. When unprotected bone surfaces rub together, pain and stiffness result. [. . . more]

Obesity Adversely Affects the Spine

According to the US CDC over 70.7% of adults in the USA are overweight, and 37.9% of those are considered obese. In Canada, about ¼ of adults are obese and on both sides of the border childhood obesity has steadily increased since the 1980’s. Now, research published at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) [. . . more]