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  • Considering Ozempic or Wegovy to lose weight? Skip the side effects with a natural and safe approach to boost satiety hormones.

    Authored by Nataly López Barón, PhD in Food Science. The weight loss cycle can feel endless. You start a new diet, lose a few pounds, then frustrat...
  • Are You Getting Enough Fiber?

    Did you know that depending on your age and gender, the amount of daily fiber you need is different? According to Health Canada, Canadians are consuming 10 - 20 grams less than required! 
  • Unlock the Power of Barley Beta-Glucan: Your Science-Backed Guide to Weight Management and Beyond

    Authored by Nataly López Barón, PhD in Food Science. Feeling constantly hungry and struggling with weight management? What if there was a natural ...
  • 3 Natural Ways to Treat Pregnancy Constipation

    Constipation can be one of the most irritating conditions for anyone; however, when you’re pregnant it can cause extreme discomfort, bloating, cram...
  • Proactively Prevent High Cholesterol Without Sacrifices

    High cholesterol. We have all heard of it and we know it's bad. The reality is, 1 in 3 of us will be diagnosed with high cholesterol at some point in our lives. What if there was an easy way to proactively keep your cholesterol levels in check? Luckily, there is and the solution is simple. 
  • Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What's the difference?

    We’ve all heard of probiotics, the good bacteria we can get from foods that help us keep enough healthy bacteria in our gut. Did you know that there is also a type of fiber known as prebiotics that are just as important?
  • Adding barley fiber to your diet can prevent high cholesterol

    In today’s world, people are taking increasingly more proactive steps towards living healthier, happier, and better lives.  We know that a proactive approach to health care can improve our lives by preventing the development of disease and other negative health conditions. Maintaining healthy cholesterol isn’t something that many of us think of when it comes to proactive health.
  • Heart Month: Let's Talk About Heart Health

    February is commonly thought of as the heart month for love because of Valentine's Day, but it's much more than just the opportunity to tell someone you love them. February is the National Heart Month in both Canada and the USA; it is a time to bring awareness to the importance of heart disease and what we can do to prevent it.
  • Why Beta-Glucan is Changing the Way We Lower Our Cholesterol

    Lowering your cholesterol is hard.  But it doesn’t have to be.  There is a simple, innovative way to lower your cholesterol, and that’s taking barley beta-glucan fiber. 
    Why is taking barley beta-glucan going to change the way we lower cholesterol?  Simple: it works, it’s easy, and there are no downsides.  Read on to learn more. 
  • The Best Supplements to Lower Cholesterol

    Every year millions of North Americans are diagnosed by their doctors as having high cholesterol and are tasked with bringing their LDL and total c...
  • 5 Low Cholesterol Recipes for the Holidays

    The holiday season is here! While we may not be physically together this year due to COVID-19, that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in the safety of our own homes. One way to spread holiday cheer is to cook up those favourite recipes.

    Eating healthy and maintaining cholesterol levels is usually an afterthought during this time of year. However, that doesn't have to be the case. You can still make those traditional and tasty holiday recipes, all while maintaining a healthy heart (and even healthy cholesterol levels)!

    This year, we've put together a list of 5 holiday-themed recipes, that will taste amazing and keep your cholesterol levels down. Spread the holiday spirit by sharing these with all your family and friends and eat together on your Zoom calls.

  • Natural Alternatives to Statins

    Are you on statins? Did you know there is a better, natural way to lower your cholesterol instead of using statins?

    Statins, while clinically proven to lower LDL cholesterol levels, are also associated with numerous negative side effects. These include:

    • Muscle disorders (Myopathy)
    • Increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus
    • Hemorrhagic stroke
    • Deficiency of Vitamin D
    • Dizziness
    • Digestive problems
    • Low blood platelet count
    • Liver damage (rare cases)

    In this blog post, we outline the negative effects of prescribed statin drugs. We also provide some natural alternatives to statins, which will help you lower your LDL cholesterol levels, without any of the side effects.