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Whey Protein or Collagen Protein Which is Best? 

A few years back it seemed as though everyone was jumping on the protein shake bandwagon and the market soon became flooded with different types of whey protein. Protein powders, once marketed towards body builders sold in sports stores, began to flood the shelves of

Lifelong Vitality Challenge

I want to tell you about something I’m excited to be running for anyone ready to put themselves first. It hit me that although so many of our customers put their health first by visiting us on a regular basis, that they may be missing out

Chocolate Mint Bars

As always, our website only includes recipes that will help those of you struggling with food intolerances!  All are free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar or will at least provide options. I whipped up this incredible treat when my mother in law was experiencing issues

Cowboy Caviar

This salad is a great option for lunches.  The protein and fibre will keep you feeling satiated for hours.   Beans are a big part of the Mediterranean diet

Top 6 Tips to Address Allergies

Do you have a love/hate relationship with the springtime? Overwhelmed with allergies? It's easy to love spring with the sunshine, longer daylight, and the influx of green everywhere. But let's talk about that green stuff?! Sneezing, itchy eyes, nausea, congestion, headaches can be

Iron Rich Greens Smoothie

Did you know fermented foods such as yogurt can increase the availability of iron? Even though calcium inhibits iron absorption, fermented foods do the opposite. We often think of meat or spinach when it comes to iron in foods, right? But there are a few facts I think you'll

Using Essential Oils for Travel

It wasn’t long after I began to integrate essential oils into my repertoire of 'natural remedies' that they became my 'go to' for pretty much everything. We began to ditch the toxic chemicals, creams and over-the-counter medicines at home and oils became the main items

Why do you want an Alkaline Body?

As health practitioners, we often see patients/clients that are more acidic rather than alkaline.  People don't come to us saying, I feel like my body is acidic..of course.  They come to us saying things like: I'm sore, I'm tired, my digestion feels off, I'm moody,

Coffee Break

I’m fortunate that I very rarely have headaches, but yesterday I had a doozy. I don’t know if it was the intense heat or all the humidity we’ve been having, but my head was pounding all day. By late afternoon I was desperate for relief and

Helping Our Children Stay Balanced

The weather has finally shifted from cold, gloomy days to bright sunny days with a warm wind that naturally uplifts our mood and energy. In the same way we begin to feel more energetic and happy, this Spring time weather brings about an increase in

Salt. Healing or Harmful?

So What's the deal with SALT?  Is it good for us or not? Salt, also known as Sodium Chloride, is a chemical compound that our body needs and is essential to our health.  Salt regulates our body's fluid, cellular structure, balances our electrolytes and pH and

Spring Clean Your Liver!

It is finally Spring!! Winter is over and the days are getting longer, we naturally start to feel more energy and vitality. In Chinese medicine, Spring is the time of the liver. It is Spring cleaning time! Now is the time for us to cleanse

The Gentle Daily Detox

It is January and the start of a new year! Most of us indulged in the holidays and are ready to get back on track to start this year off on a healthier path. The gyms are packed and everyone is looking at every new

Feeling SAD a little too often?

For many of us, the holiday's represent a time for family, friends, giving, laughter, serving and love. However, for many it is a reminder of what might be missing; of what could have been;  or missing loved ones who have passed; or feeling lonely. If you

How to Stay Healthy Over the Holiday

The holiday season is going to be in full swing now with all the last minute shopping, crowded parking lots, wrapping presents and hosting lavish dinners. 'T'is the season to be jolly', they say, but with everything going on, it can also seem a lot

Got a Sweet Tooth?

Sugar Substitutes to Satisfy Your Cravings - written by Nindy Grewal, Registered Holistic Nutritionist Holiday season is approaching fast and so are all the tempting goodies. The Christmas cookie exchange parties, holiday dinners and work social gatherings have begun and all the glory of baking (and

Green Smoothie Bowl

Recipe by Nindy Grewal, Nutritional Practitioner at Balance Point Health Centre. Ingredients: 1 cup of cold filtered water handful of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) - frozen or fresh huge handful of kale or spinach 1 scoop of whey or vegan protein 1 tsp of cinnamon 1

Halloween Tricks or Treats?

It’s that time of year again….Halloween is here with all the ghouls and ghosts roaming our streets. I for one have always loved Halloween – dressing up and being any character my heart desires each year. Now my children have followed in my footsteps and

Top 10 Ways to Use On Guard Essential Oil

  On Guard is a 'must have' therapeutic grade essential oil blend for any home. It contains a mix of sweet orange essential oil, rosemary, clove, cinnamon and eucalyptus.  These essential oils work together to create a powerful and versatile infection-fighting and disinfectant blend.  Each ingredient in

Proactively Deal with Stress

Stress is part of all of our lives in modern day society.  We drive further to work, fight more traffic, wear more 'hats', are interrupted more often, and we try to do everything faster and better than before.  Can all of this be good?  It's not

How to read labels…

When I became interested in the power of food on overall well-being, I became obsessed with reading labels.  I'm pretty good at it now and have even got my kids doing the same

Nut Loaf

This loaf may just become a staple in your home for so many reasons. First: You can make it on the weekend and then use it in so many different ways during the week.  Crumble it up and use it as a salad topper, heat and serve with

Excess Sugar and Aging

Blog by Natasha DeCarie, Certified and Registered Holistic Nutritionist There are many forms of sugar; corn syrup, cane sugar, sucrose, fructose, maltose, and sorbitol just to name a few and they all have one thing in common - they are all addictive. Sugar might not cause physical

Metagenics Detox Diary…

It was time for my annual spring detox.  The signs were there.  I was a little more 'angry' at the little things, tired at the end of the day, digging into my dark chocolate stash before 9:00 am in the morning and sugar cravings taking

Green Detox Smoothie

If you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious green smoothie designed to support your body’s natural detoxification efforts, this Green Detox Smoothie is for you. This smoothie contains potent green superfoods: spirulina, chlorella and/or cilantro. The combination of ingredients result in what is perhaps the most potent

Oat Pancakes (wheat free)

These pancakes are perfect for a weekend breakfast because they are filling, healthy and delicious!  Better yet, they are very simple to make and require only a blender. That's right, only one thing to wash! 1 1/2 cups wheat free oats 1/2 cup gluten free

‘Tis the Season…Fa La LaaaChoooo!

Article by Shannon Gregory, Live Blood Analysis As the holiday season approaches, we have many stressors. We rush to buy baking to pass off as our own or stay up all night baking, to prove we can still do it all We decorate the home to

The Power of Probiotics

Probiotics.   We’ve been inundated by this word through television ads for yogurt products.  What exactly are probiotics?  Are they simply a new healthy nutrient found only in yogurt? Not at all.  The word probiotic is derived from the Greek meaning “for life”.  Probiotics are the healthy

Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a highly nutritious food that are a great addition to your daily menu.Why? Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants. The whole seeds don't deteriorate and can be stored for longer periods without becoming

Gluten free Pumpkin Spice Muffin

This recipe was inspired by a recipe I found by Dianne Steeper.  It tastes great and has a good texture for a gluten free muffin. 2 eggs 1/4 cup grapeseed oil 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup unrefined (platation) raw brown sugar (or xylo-sweet for

Whole Grain (apple) Cookies

You can feel good about including these nut-free cookies in your kid's lunch bags.  These cookies beat 'bought' cookies hands down because they are made from whole grain flour, contain no trans fats, and have very little sugar.  And there are 2 whole apples in this recipe!

Pumpkin Protein Power Muffins

Ideally, the ‘healthiest’ muffin is high in protein, fiber and contains only the healthiest fats.  A healthy diet aims at keeping insulin levels (and sugar levels) balanced throughout the day and this means eating more protein and fiber to keep you feeling full, longer. (doesn’t

Protein Packed Vegan Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 cups almond milk or water 1 cup frozen berries 1/2 cup banana 1 tbsp almond, cashew, or peanut butter 1 tbsp hemp seeds 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 handful spinach 1 tbsp flax oil optional Directions: With a hand blender or in a blender, combine all