What is Cholesterol?Cholesterol is a naturally occurring substance made by the liver and required by the body for the proper function of cells, nerves, and hormones. Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant and protects cells from toxins and dehydration. It is a precursor or building material for hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, aldosterone and cortisol. […]
A lot has been written about the many health benefits of starting your day with a glass of warm lemon water. But have you ever considered adding a whole organic lemon to your morning smoothie? Did you know that lemon peels actually contain about 5 to 10 times more vitamins than lemon juice? They are […]
I love popcorn, but you won’t catch me eating microwave popcorn. Microwave popcorn is deliciously dangerous for two main reasons. DiacetylThat wonderful aroma that hits you when you open a bag of freshly popped microwave popcorn is a chemical called diacetyl. Diacetyl is a synthetic butter flavouring that has doctors concerned. Hundreds of workers at […]
Does “NO MSG” really mean MSG-free? A product may be labelled no MSG, but it could in fact contain MSG! Unfortunately, MSG (monosodium glutamate) hides under many different names: autolyzed yeast, calcium caseinate, gelatin, glutamate, glutamic acid, hydrolyzed protein, monopatassium glutamate, monosodium glutamate, sodium caseinate, textured protein, yeast extract and yeast nutrient.
Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because it is made in the skin during exposure to sunlight. If you live in Ontario (or anywhere above the 37th parallel), it is impossible for your body to make enough vitamin D from mid-September to mid-May. Vitamin D activates the immune system by “arming” T cells […]