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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.


Children With Autism May Benefit From Vitamin D3 Supplementation

The potential benefits of vitamin D in the management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have been a topic of discussion in global and national medical news and the media. The prevalence of ASD has risen dramatically over the last several decades, from 1 in 5000 children in 1975 to 1 in 88 children in 2012, a 600% increase within 30 years.


Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 25% of cases are missed

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a complex, multifactorial disease affecting approximately 13% of Canadians. AMD may lead to the progressive loss of central vision and ultimately the complete loss of vision. Early AMD has a significant effect on a person’s quality of life, including the potential loss of independence.

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Nutrients to Slow Down Advanced AMD and Protect Vision

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the major causes of vision loss affecting 1 million Canadians. It can occur among young people, but is common among those over the age of 50.


Your Time to Thrive

If we think about our health like a retirement fund, we can see that the sooner we begin to make deposits, the quicker the benefits add up and the greater the contributions, the “healthier” the withdrawals later in life.


Healthy vegetarian eating with Platinum Naturals

If you’re vegetarian, you are part of a growing trend in Canada. According to a poll commissioned by the Vancouver Humane Society in 2015, vegetarianism is common in Canada. A third of Canadians are either already vegetarian or are eating less meat!

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Do you need a digital detox?

Chances are you’re reading this post on your phone, laptop, desktop or tablet. And chances are this isn’t the first or last thing you’ll read online today. So it seems a bit odd that this post is all about the connected lifestyle and how it may be damaging our lives and our relationships.


Thinking of Becoming Pregnant? Plan Ahead for the Health of Your Baby.

In 2015 the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) updated their folic acid recommendations. They now recommend that women who are planning to become pregnant and have no personal health risks should eat a good diet of folate-rich foods and take a daily multivitamin with 0.4 mg of folic acid.


Who Doesn’t Want More Energy?

No one is going to turn down the offer of more energy, greater productivity, less stress, and improved optimism. After all, these add up to happiness. It is a truism in life that happiness takes work. Finding and sticking to healthy, proven ways to feel better takes effort because there are no magic pills in life.


Running out of steam? 3 reasons you may need a multivitamin.

Vitamins and minerals perform hundreds of roles in your body. From converting food into energy, building your bones, healing your wounds, and boosting your immune system, you may not be getting enough of these critical nutrients in your daily diets. Let’s see why.