Changes to My Supplement Regime For Autumn

Autumn brings more mild temperatures, along with the most beautiful scenery (although I am biased, since I am getting married in Autumn!)

Along with the positives, of course there are some negatives that come with this time of year. Shorter days often leave people feeling like their energy is zapped. In addition, the dryer air does a number on our hair, skin and nails.

What Am I Missing? Common Nutrient Deficiencies Across the Lifespan

We are fortunate that in this day and age, as we have so many options to obtain missing nutrients.  Look at all of your options when you’re in a health food store, or when you’re walking down a pharmacy supplement aisle!

However, as the same time, so many options can lead to feeling overwhelmed and confused.

To Whey or Not to Whey – The Protein Powder Breakdown

It’s hard to ignore the buzz around protein powders lately as they are quite popular in body building circles and with athletes. It is clear that protein is a key macronutrient that can helps us obtain our performance, weight loss or muscle-building goals. However, you may be skeptical because these powders can be costly and may contain additional additives such as sugars and artificial sweeteners. This may cause you to ask “Is protein powder really necessary for the average person?”

Your Guide to Probiotic Supplements

Digestive health is becoming a hot topic in the world of nutrition! We are already aware that our gut bacteria help digest fibre, synthesize vitamin K and secrete antibacterial compounds. However, research is emerging that our intestinal microflora may do much more such as influence whether we become overweight or are susceptible to diabetes.

Multivitamins – Cheap Insurance or Expensive Urine?

“Supports Bone, Breast and Urinary Tract Health.”
-Jamieson Vitavim for Women

“Helps Maintain Immune Function.”
-Centrum for Men

From these claims on various multivitmains, it’s sounding like taking a multi may lower your risk of cancer and other diseases. Is this true? Are they worth taking to make up for what we don’t get from our diets?