The Basics of Good Health and Nutrition – Filling in the gaps

The Basics of Good Health and Nutrition – Filling in the gaps
The Basics of Good Health and Nutrition – Filling in the gaps There is a gap in our understanding of health that leads to gaps in our diets and nutrition. The first gap occurs between us and what we learn from school and parents, from government,...

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11 Important Health Benefits of Getting Enough Iron

11 Important Health Benefits of Getting Enough Iron
11 Important Health Benefits of Getting Enough Iron  As previously featured on onbetterliving.com Getting enough iron can provide us with a variety of benefits while helping to prevent health concerns like iron deficiency anemia, fatigue, weakness...

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Herbal Medicine: Synergy in Action

Herbal Medicine: Synergy in Action
Herbal Medicine: Synergy in Action Flora’s Burnaby, British Columbia office is located a stone’s throw right across the street from the Fraser River Foreshore Park, a large park sprawling east-west along the Fraser River. The park is home to eagle...

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This is What Happens to Your Body When You Take a Vitamin

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Take a Vitamin
This is What Happens to Your Body When You Take a Vitamin Previously shared on @onbetterliving Research shows that eating a healthy, nutrient-dense diet is the key to long-lasting health, better immunity, and a lower risk of chronic disease. But a...

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Family-friendly, Healthy Eating while Camping

Family-friendly, Healthy Eating while Camping
Family-friendly, healthy eating while camping   Here are my favourite ways to eat healthy while car camping with kids. Below are the challenges and strategies, my shopping/packing list, and the recipes! Feeding your Family in the Great Outdoors ...

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Summer Health and Wellness Tips for Your Pets

Summer Health and Wellness Tips for Your Pets
Summer Health and Wellness Tips for Your Pets Life is better with pets. That’s especially true in the summer. A trip to the lake is more fun with Rover splashing in the water or chasing a Frisbee. And a lazy afternoon on the deck is cozier with Ti...

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Why You're Not Getting The Right Balance Of Essential Fatty Acids

Why You're Not Getting The Right Balance Of Essential Fatty Acids
Why You're Not Getting The Right Balance Of Essential Fatty Acids After decades of fearing the fat inside our food, science has shown that it’s not fat that’s the problem, but the type of fat we’re eating. [1] In fact, our bodies need fat to survi...

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Probiotics and Seasonal Allergies

Probiotics and Seasonal Allergies
Probiotics and Seasonal Allergies Seasonal allergy symptoms occur when the body’s immune system sees some harmless pollen protein as a foreign invader and decides to go to DEFCON 1. These are typically from tiny, airborne types of pollen and not f...

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Iron Deficiency and Athletes

Iron Deficiency and Athletes
Iron Deficiency and Athletes Iron deficiency is an all-too-common nutrient deficiency that is more likely to affect certain groups and populations than others. Athletes of all types - professional, amateur and “weekend warrior” enthusiasts – are ...

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9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health
9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health We can’t see or feel it. But inside our gastrointestinal tract (aka the gut) lives an interconnected system of microorganisms totaling approximately 100 trillion cells housing up to 2000 types of bacteria [1]...

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Tips for Weekend Warriors

Tips for Weekend Warriors
Tips for Weekend Warriors Hey, weekend warriors, summer’s here! Time to hit the pool, hiking trail, or bike lane. Or maybe all three if you’re feeling ambitious. (After all, you’ve got three months.) After you’ve splurged on some new gear — go ahe...

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Omega-3s for Athletes: Fuel Your Game

Omega-3s for Athletes: Fuel Your Game
Omega-3s for Athletes: Fuel Your Game  If you’re an athlete, you ask a lot of your body. You want your muscles and heart in tip-top shape, your immune system protecting you from nasties, and your brain directing the whole show. What if there was s...

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