The Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is often said to be one of the healthiest drinks available today. Thought to help with anything from regulating body temperature to aiding digestion, it’s not hard to see why. It’s a rich source of antioxidants, providing maximum anti-aging and other benefits if you drink 2-4 cups every day. What is Green Tea Originating in China, green tea was used for medicinal purposes throughout Asia for almost 4000 years, and has since become a favourite in the Western world. In fact, it is the second most popular drink around, after water, due to its numerous health benefits. The… Click here to read more

4 Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep

There are many reasons why some people don’t sleep. Are you a natural born lark or owl?  Do you need twelve hours of sleep or five? Do you fall asleep but wake up several times at night or do you have trouble even falling asleep? It’s first helpful to identify the problem(s) keeping you awake. By looking at a combination of several things you can start to build a strategy for bedtime and sleep. Common reasons for not sleeping Thyroid problems Stress or depression Side effects from medication Allergies Sleep apnea (Lack of oxygen or breathing incorrectly, especially while sleeping)…. Click here to read more

Introducing Two New Red Seal Teas!

Red Seal now has two sublime combinations you can enjoy any time. Lemon:  This thirst-quenching citrus fruit has many health benefits that have been known for centuries. It has strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune stimulating properties. A natural digestive aid and cleanser, it’s often used as a weight loss. Its flavour and aroma invigorates and enlivens with freshness you just can’t find anywhere else. Peppermint: (Piperita mentha) Uplifting and refreshing!  A popular herb for supporting stomach ailments because of its effect on the digestion. Traditionally, peppermint has been used to help settle the stomach and is an ideal before or after… Click here to read more

Natural Solutions for Your Daily Iron Needs

Women around the world are passionate about their Floradix. Beloved for its ability to prevent common iron deficiency symptoms that may occur as a result of growth spurts, monthly blood loss, pregnancy or digestive malabsorption, Floradix Formula Liquid Iron supports women throughout their lifetimes – before, during and after the childbearing years. For the thousands of women who find they are able to remain free from constipation commonly caused by iron supplementation, Floradix is the natural iron solution. Are you low in iron? Iron is one of the most common dietary deficiencies, affecting as many as 4-5 billion people or… Click here to read more

Why Take a Multivitamin?

One of the most commonly asked questions is “Why should I take a multivitamin supplement?” Because vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that the human body alone cannot manufacture in sufficient quantities to provide the foundation for all normal biological functions. Vitamins and minerals are required for normal metabolism, growth, and general well being. A single deficiency of any vitamin or mineral can endanger the whole body. Many people believe they are eating the ‘right’ foods, and getting the proper amount of essential nutrients in this way. And, of course, eating a balanced diet is one way to obtain the… Click here to read more

Your Digestive System and How It Works

Why is digestion important? How is food digested? How is the digestive process controlled? The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. Inside this tube is a lining called the mucosa. In the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, the mucosa contains tiny glands that produce juices to help digest food. Two solid organs, the liver and the pancreas, produce digestive juices that reach the intestine through small tubes. In addition, parts of other organ systems (for instance, nerves and blood) play a major role in the digestive… Click here to read more