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June 2017


Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

June 27, 2017

Perfect for a fresh summer salad paired with your favorite berries! This sunflower seed oil-based vinaigrette is super flavorful and offers some of the benefits that come from sunflower seeds themselves—such as increased energy, uplifted mood, and support for your cardiovascular system. Talk about good mood food! Sunflower seeds have been cultivated for thousands of years, originally by the indigenous people of Mexico and Peru. Brought to Europe by Spanish explorers, the seeds have since played a significant role in…

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Fitness Lifestyle

Beet the Bonk with Beet Crystals

June 21, 2017

Preparing to run Canada’s largest road race for the first time in 25 years, I put Salus Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) to the test in training, feeling less fatigued when I used them. I wanted to know the science behind why it works, to be sure it wasn’t my imagination. Here are the questions I asked, and what I discovered: Why the excitement over beet juice, beet crystals, and beets? Beets have a unique mix of nutrients and attributes that line…

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Lifestyle Recipes

Say “Thanks, Dad” with Heart and Soul

June 17, 2017

He made up one half of the team that brought you into this world, set you on your path, and guided you along the way. It’s a lifetime of selfless acts, sacrifice, and pure love that deserves some payback, and not the kind that comes from a wallet. This June, give thanks to dad, and show him you care by sharing some time, treats, and healthful tidbits to help him feel the love. Here are three ways we love to…

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Interview with Dr. Tracy Morton

June 13, 2017

Dr. Tracy Morton is a Family Physician working at Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre (Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay) and a Clinical Associate Professor with UBC. He has a love for travel, kayaking, meditation, and wellness. We talked about the intersection between natural health products/supplements, patient care, diet, and the unique realities of being a rural doctor in Northern BC. What motivated you to get into medicine and become a doctor? It seemed the best way to see the world, as…

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Education Family Fitness Lifestyle

Grandma’s tips for staying happy and athletic at any age

June 9, 2017

How often do you joke that you’re getting old and out of shape? Do you expect heart function, breathing ability, and muscle strength to decline? Many of us do. Instead, we could stay open minded. Since expectations may influence behavior, I invite you to challenge those beliefs, and your health outcomes. Many older athletes, known as masters athletes, are showing us what’s possible. According to a 2002 study, maximum heart rate and VO2max (breathing capacity) do drop at an average…

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4 Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency

June 2, 2017

Do you LOVE dark chocolate? Like, do you think about it all day? Is it a food that you always have in your house and you reach for it constantly? What I if I told you that your love of dark chocolate may in fact be a sign of a nutrient deficiency? Your body may be reaching for chocolate because it’s high in a very important mineral…magnesium. Magnesium is an unsung hero in our health. We tend to concentrate on…

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