Superfoods

Superfoods are functional foods, mostly plants that are nutritionally dense and with numerous health benefits, such as anticancerous, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits.

Reishi capsules and powder

Reishi Mushroom

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Superfoods
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Published July 13, 2018
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Updated August 6, 2019
Although plenty of mushrooms are edible, only a small percentage are worth eating. Reishi is one such mushroom, not only is very healing it is also a functional food – as it has amazing potential for our health and vitality. It has been sought out for over 4000 years by mountain sages, priests, monks, emperors and […]

Cabbage

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published March 5, 2018
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Updated May 21, 2019

Cabbage is a flowering, four-petaled vegetable, part of the cruciferous and Brassica family of plants. Most cruciferous vegetables are in the cabbage family, varieties taking the appearance of a head, whereas other only have areal leaves such as Kale – which is a type of cabbage. (Loguidice, C.T., Markman, M., Lammersfeld, C., 2013) (Higdon, J., […]

Spirulina

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published February 12, 2018
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Updated June 3, 2019

The United Nations named Spirulina the “food of the future’ in 1974, though I feel it has gone a long way in terms of global recognition as a functional food it still has not reached its full potential. If you are new to this superfood or perhaps you have been using it for quite some […]

Green Tea - Zen Superfood

Green Tea – Zen Superfood

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Superfoods
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Published September 27, 2017
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Updated April 19, 2019
There are few things as wonderful and natural as tea. It is amazing that the tea plant produces all varieties of tea, it is the cultivation method and the preparing of the tea leaves that provides each tea with its unique, distinct flavour. Camellia sinesis –The tea plant Though it will never be truly known […]

Lion’s Mane – Brain Superfood

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published August 7, 2017
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Updated June 3, 2019

Yamabushitake, also known as  Lion’s Mane, is a white, hairy, edible and medicinal mushroom or fungus. Scientifically known as Hericium erinaceus it is native to Eastern Asia, where it has a long culinary and medicinal history in both China and Japan. In the wild, they grow on logs and the stumps of dead hardwood trees such as […]

Turmeric – Curcumin an Anti-Inflammatory Superfood

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published July 20, 2017
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Updated June 3, 2019

Turmeric, the earthy herb of the sun, the golden spice of life this perennial root is native to Southeast Asia it is one of the most precious gifts from nature, used as a spice, food preservative, colouring agent and cosmetic. It is peppery, pungent, earthy, warm and bitter and today it is grown around the world, in India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand,  South America and […]

Maca - Andes Superfood

Maca – Andes Superfood

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Superfoods
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated July 11, 2019
Have you ever felt overwhelmed after a visit to your doctor, naturopath or nutritionist? There are tons of great supplements to take, but one can’t take them all at the same time. Heck!! sometimes it’s not even a problem of taking them as it is one of remembering them in the first place. Substituting supplements […]
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