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Curcumin – Worth Its Weight in Gold for Pain and Inflammation

Turmeric root, which gives Indian curry its bright yellow colour, is a member of the ginger family and is native to southern parts of Asia. On the outside, Turmeric looks like a small ginger root, but when cut open the inside is a deep orange or yellow.

Dec 2017-Multivitamin-Blog

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays (and still have a good time)

The holiday season is the time of the year when families and friends get together to eat, drink and be merry. Many of us indulge with a promise to ourselves that we will start fresh in the New Year. And we all know how well we keep those promises.


Reduced Energy Production In Brain Cells Is Linked To Cognitive Decline

Protein clumping is a hallmark of diabetes and many neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. If our cells cannot remove these protein clumps, the cells’ ability to generate energy is reduced. A new study has shed light on the internal quality control system that may be responsible for the removal of protein clumps.


Vitamin D2 (Plant-Source) Is Effective At Raising Vitamin D Levels In The Body

Up until now, vitamin D2 and D3 were assumed to have the same nutritional value. This landmark study out of the University of Surrey, U.K. looked at both types of vitamin D—D2 (plant source) and D3 (animal source) and their effectiveness in raising levels of vitamin D in our body.


Vitamin D May Improve Asthma Control in Children and Adults

On September 5, major global news agencies, including the BBC, Washington Post, NY Times, CTV News, CNN and MSN reported on this Cochrane Report.


Pre-Menopausal Lipid Profile May Predict Risk of Stroke in Post-Menopausal Women

More than 1 in 3 women have some form of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in North America (Wellons et al., 2012).

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Omega-3 May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease: Brain Imaging Shows Possible Link

This paper and several similar studies were epublished ahead of print. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) has been the focus of major media networks such as CNN, BBC, CTV, NBC and ABC, as well as global medical and scientific societies.


NSAID Drugs Increase the Risk of Heath Failure

On September 29, the major global newspapers and agencies, including the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, CBC, BBC and CTV reported on the BMJ paper.


Excipients Alter Nutrient Absorption

Did you know that Canadians consume >1012 particles per day of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and mixed silicates (Martirosyan, A et al, 2014). Nanoparticles are approved by Health Canada as food coatings and colour additives. TiO2 is found in processed foods, medications and nutritional supplements.


Does Inflammation Cause Depression? Growing Evidence Suggests Immune System May Be Behind Condition

1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. Several clinical studies have found that reducing inflammation relieves symptoms of depression. This study was highlighted on several Canadian national news reports in November 2016.