Our EnergyNOx and ColdNOx products are on sale now! NOx is a patented technology that uses supplemental nitrate to increase your body’s nitric oxide levels and improve health. Continue reading “On Sale Now: EnergyNOx & ColdNOx” »
We all know that protein is essential to our daily lives; we crave high protein foods for good reason. Protein builds our tissues including lean muscle mass and helps us maintain a healthy body weight. Protein helps balance our blood sugar levels and boost our immune systems. It is also necessary for the formation of hormones including the feel good hormone serotonin and the good night’s sleep hormone melatonin. Athletes, children and the elderly have especially high demands for protein as it aids in recovery, growth and the prevention of muscle wasting. A serving of high quality protein with each meal is ideal. So how do we get more protein into our diets? Try including lean organic meats, eggs and dairy products along with beans, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds. A fun, easy and tasty way to get more protein in your diet is to use a high quality grain or whey based protein powder like the ones we carry here at Body of Health! Our staff can help you choose the one that’s right for you, whether it’s organic, sprouted or vanilla breeze flavoured we’ve got the right product for you! Check out the links below for great protein powder recipe ideas and more info on protein. Continue reading “What are Good Sources of Protein?” »
With an aging population, cognitive function declines, and the risk of dementia/Alzheimer’s becomes more of a reality. However, an increasing number of people are looking to enhance normal cognitive function in their younger years.
Studies have found that PQQ effectively protects nerve cells from damage and death, and enhances the production of nerve growth factor (NGF, a key protein involved in the growth and survival of nerve cells). This will help with the brain’s plasticity by building new connections (called synapses) between brain cells, which is important in learning. Human clinical trials have shown PQQ improves attention, processing ability, and short-term memory, among other benefits. Continue reading “Expert Advice” »
Back to school nutrition for kids is a hot topic this month and rightly so as it is essential for improving mood as well as physical and mental performance. Preparing healthy foods for energy, brain function and immune support is indispensable, but is it enough? Many children are fussy or light eaters and much of our food isn’t as nutritious as it used to be. A multi-vitamin and a high DHA fish oil are a must. For immune health Vitamin C, Vitamin D and herbal immune boosters can help get them through the cold and flu season. Also, because protein is an essential building block for growth and hormone function a good quality protein powder blended into a tasty shake can be a quick and easy way to get them out the door and off to a great start! Continue reading “Back to School Supplements” »
Did you know consuming Omega 3 rich foods such as flaxseeds, salmon, eggs, fish, pumpkin seeds and walnuts can significantly improve your child’s brain function and cognitive learning? Rev up your kids performance in school this year by improving their nutrition with wholesome healing foods which boost IQ and memory, improve performance in sports and regulate their mood and behaviour. Continue reading “Back to School Nutrition for Kids” »
July is childhood obesity awareness month. According to the Childhood Obesity Foundation, “In 1978, only 15% of children were overweight or obese……by 2007 29% of youth had unhealthy weights and these percentages have continued to rise steadily.” To maintain healthy weight it is recommended that children eat 5 or more servings of fresh fruits and veggies daily, spend 2 hours or less in screen time per day and be physically active for 1 or more hours each and every day. It is also recommended that children do not consume any sugary drinks in the hot weather. If a food or drink has ingredients that you can’t pronounce do not buy it. Continue reading “Childhood Obesity” »
We’ve all heard that familiar summer motto, “Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat for cancer prevention.” But did you know that many conventional sunscreen products on the market today contain known carcinogens that can accumulate in the body and may potentially increase cancer development! Continue reading “Choosing the Right Sunscreen” »