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]

High Protein Diets May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new Australian study reveals that eating a diet high in protein may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, was conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences near Perth, Australia. Researchers looked at the diets of [. . . more]

Plant-Based Meat Products on the Rise

Recent data shows that more and more consumers are opting for plant-based meat alternatives when making dietary choices. Research released in 2018 by Mintel, reveals that 53% of Canadians say they eat meat alternatives with one in five (18%) consuming meat alternatives a few times a week. Studies have shown that plant-based alternatives can have [. . . 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]

Canadian Maple Syrup IS Healthier Than Other Sweeteners

Ask any North American to tell you their favourite topping for pancakes or waffles and very likely they’ll say pure Canadian maple syrup. Sought after worldwide for its distinctive and delicious flavour, pure Canadian maple syrup is also good for those not on sugar-reduced diets. Now there is even more good news and good reason [. . . 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]

Fish-Derived Omega-3 Best for Breast Cancer Prevention

A new study reveals that omega-3s derived from fish are better than plant-based omega-3s for preventing the development of breast cancer. Researchers at the University of Guelph discovered that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are around eight times more effective in preventing the development of an aggressive form of breast cancer, known as [. . . more]

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Breast Cancer Risk

A recent scientific abstract suggests breast cancer risk increases if deficient in the sunshine vitamin, and inversely that vitamin D can therefore prevent breast cancer . Researchers Manar Atoum and Foad Alzoughool published their findings in December 2017 at Sage Journals.  The abstract details that the current “worldwide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is approximately 1 billion.” The fact that 1/7th of [. . . more]