Under The Nutrition Microscope

Eat A Rainbow

Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals called phytonutrients or phytochemicals which are vital to human health.

Feed A Cold or Starve a Fever

When sick, take some comfort that the old adage of feed a cold and starve a fever doesn’t have a hint of truth to it.

Functional Nutrition Explained

Food isn’t like medicine, it is medicine.  Whether you have a case of the sniffles, or it’s been a stressful day, or you’ve had a serious illness, or you just want to recover from a killer workout, functional nutrition can be a game changer in terms of recovery, prevention and overall wellbeing.

The  Regenerative Power of Functional Mushrooms

Mushrooms are Mother Nature’s original superfood and the most studied. Today, roughly 40% of Western medicines, including penicillin, are derived from mushrooms and it that’s just the beginning.  

Leaky Gut Syndrome

From the name leaky gut syndrome, more formally known as increased intestinal permeability, it’s reasonable to assume this affliction only affects the digestive system. But, in reality, it can lead to many other health disorders.

Nutraceuticals Explained

A nutrient is a nourishing component found in food and a pharmaceutical is a medical drug.  Nutraceuticals are  naturally-occurring compounds that represent an exciting opportunity in the improvement of health.

What Is Infused Consommé

Sipping infused consommés  throughout the day is an excellent choice for those who are constantly on the go, yet seek optimal nutrition.  Making genuine consommé, however,  is a multi-step process that starts with bone broth. A time consuming effort that we believe is worth the extra nutritional benefit. 

Why Soup Makes A Great Meal

Turns out a warm bowl of soup isn’t just good for the soul; it’s great for the body too.

The Magic of Black Mushrooms

While black garlic may not look appetizing, it’s a culinary treasure and it’s sodium free. 

The Truth About Vegetable Oils

In culinary truth,  all fats are not created equal.  There are good fats, questionable fats and bad fats.  And the bad fats, are really, really bad.

Nutrition and Your Immune System 

While is no hard evidence that supports a specific immune-boosting diet, there is plenty of scientific evidence that demonstrates eating the right nutrients  is vital for the functioning of all cells, including immune cells.  

Supporting Your Immune System Naturally

When our body is functioning optimally, our immune system does a great job protecting us from various ailments like colds, flu and viruses. Being proactive supports a healthy immune system. 

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a term that describes an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. Much like clean eating, intermittent fasting is not a ‘diet’ per se, but rather an ‘eating pattern’ and lifestyle choice.

Clean Eating

Just like intermittent fasting, clean eating is not so much a diet as it is a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation. Basically, clean eating stays away from anything that mammoth food corporations have processed and yes, that includes some cuts of meat.

Can Drinking Consommés Help Weight Management?

 The short answer is yes, but for some interesting reasons.

A Better Night’s Sleep

Sixty percent of Canadian adults are sleep deprived.  Astoundingly over 70% of adolescent children  also suffer from insufficient sleep. The really bad news is the lack of shut eye increases the risk for a host of health problems including obesity, diabetes, and injury.

Rediscover Walking

There is no doubt the spread of COVID-19  triggered a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety. The good news is there is something we all can do to help ourselves handle the stress and it doesn’t cost a cent.


Recovery Nutrition Pre and Post Workout 

Sport dieticians stress that not getting your recovery nutrition right could lead to fatigue, reduced performance in future training or sports events and increased muscle soreness.  That’s why many athletes drink bone broth pre and post workout.