Natural Solution for Men

If you’re a man close to, or over 35, you are probably starting to feel the debilitating effects of lower testosterone and higher estrogen levels. These hormonal changes are common in men as they age, and have been associated with a number of negative effects on health.

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Brie Balmer
The Gut-Brain Axis – Probiotics And Mental Health

Several clinical trials have examined the effects of probiotic supplementation on mental health, including anxiety and depression, and have shown effects on brain activity and information processing, as well as hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis responsiveness. Animal studies show that enteric (gut) bacteria may impact mood, in part through effects on the autonomic nervous system which is present in the gut for instance, vagal nerve activity, intestinal barrier function and permeability, as well as modulation of HPA reactivity. 

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Brie Balmer
Probiotics: Origins and Actions

The increasing popularity of probiotics in both food and supplement sectors is rivalled only by the increasing demand for where these friendly microorganisms originate. In reality, the benefits you (the host) receive from probiotics is of greater importance than their source.

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Brie Balmer
The ABC's of Medicinal Mushrooms

Among the most important trends in natural health is the rise of medicinal mushrooms as allies in the fight against both internal and external stressors. Of course, this is nothing new for those in eastern cultures, where the use of mushrooms for medicinal purposes has been a long standing tradition for centuries.
By naturally bringing the body into balance, they allow us to keep our defenses strong and robust.

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Brie Balmer
Collagen – Skin Deep

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is key for all connective tissue (bone, skin, muscle, cartilage, tendons and ligaments). It provides the infrastructure for our entire musculoskeletal system making it essential for maintaining mobility.

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Brie Balmer
OMEGA-3

An essential nutrient is one in which the body cannot make so they must be obtained from the diet. Modern day diets, especially in North America, are unfortunately very low in dietary omega-3s, therefore rendering the majority of the population omega-3 deficient. 

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Brie Balmer