The movement of people taking better care of themselves is on the rise. Nutritional supplements are growing – there are yoga studios on every corner, and hipster juice bars on every other corner – all in the name of achieving incredible health.  A big component of that is getting more fruits and veggies. It’s true that every little bit counts, but have you ever stopped to wonder how much goodness is in that “all-in-one” tub or $8 juice? Not as much as you’d think. The need for proven, clean nutrition is more important than ever, and the solution is greens+.

Boost your nutritional intake, energy and vitality with Canada’s first and only research-proven superfood formula that offers a greater quantity and richer variety than everyday, healthy foods – with up to 350% more concentrated phytonutrient content vs. competing green superfoods! Backed by nine research studies, Genuine Health is the leader in green food nourishment and just one serving of greens+ daily provides a synergistic blend of over 23 plant-based essential nutrients in a formula that is high alkaline-forming and rich in antioxidants.

To the nutrition geeks at heart, the people at Genuine Health knew the value of fruits and veggies when they launched greens+ almost 25 years ago. Standing the test of time as Canada’s favourite superfood supplement, greens+ provides consumers with results that they feel. The concentrated formula of phyto (plant) nutrients contributes to a healthy gut; supports liver function and a healthy brain; boosts mood and energy; balances hormones, and builds your immune system among many other amazing benefits! How do the phytonutrients in greens+ stack up against popular juice and smoothie foods, and other green food supplements? Genuine Health put greens+ under the microscope alongside some nutritionally potent foods to compare phytonutrient levels, gram for gram:



An average of 350% more concentrated fruits and veggies vs other green food and all-in-one supplements, greens+ packs a plant nutrient-rich boost! Notably, greens+ containing products have up to 6 times more total polyphenols than nutritional gold standards, such as kale and blueberries. Combined with the proven pH balancing and energy boosting properties of greens+, this one-of-a-kind phytonutrient formula protects and balances your body, and most importantly, makes you feel amazing!

If you make one change for amazing health - make it one daily scoop of greens+!

greens+ ORIGINAL:

Get your greens…PLUS! A blend of 23 colourful and nourishing plant ingredients, providing the most abundant source of health-promoting plant nutrients available in a single serving - greens+ is the ONLY superfood proven to give you the highest concentration of fruits and veggies, balance your pH, increase your energy and more!

Key Benefits:

•Up to 350% MORE phytonutrient concentration per serving vs. competitive green food supplements!

•Made with Non-GMO ingredients, greens+ is the only superfood formula in Canada that’s proven by research to establish a balanced, total body system with healthy pH

•Increases vitality, improves mood and provides more energy for your day

•Provides antioxidant and polyphenol protection comparable to a diet super-rich in fresh fruits and veggies

greens+ ORIGINAL is available in three flavours: original, mixed berry, and tangerine, and can be found at your local health food, grocery and drug retailers. Visit to find a store near you.

VEGAN greens+ O:

VEGAN greens+ O was formulated especially for those who are both passionate and sensitive about the foods they eat. Genuine Health kept the foundation of the award-winning, research-proven and phytonutrient-rich greens+ formula, and removed the allergens, replacing them with equally effective, innovative ingredients - such as organic spirulina, broccoli sprouts, chia seeds, and sunflower lecithin - to ensure that consumers will continue to feel the difference… and experience the BEST tasting greens+ yet!

Key Benefits:

•Rich in phytonutrients

•Provides antioxidant protection

•Improves cardiovascular health

•Improves mood & cognitive Function

•Boosts energy & vitality

•Improves digestive health

•High pH Acid/Alkaline

•Gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO and vegan

VEGAN greens+ O is available in three flavours: Acai Mango, Unflavoured and Vanilla, and can be found at your local health food, grocery and drug retailers. Visit to find a store near you.

About Genuine Heath 

Genuine Health makes natural supplements that people are passionate about and because they work. Founder and CEO Stewart Brown’s love for natural health started early in life when he suffered with health issues and found solutions through holistic modalities and supplements. After opening his own chain of natural supplement stores and witnessing first-hand how some products work and some didn’t for his customers, Stewart met Sam Graci, the formulator of the now infamous greens+ and experienced firsthand the effects of taking a product that makes a difference to your health. Today, Genuine Health has over 170 products sold in both Canada and the US, and is focused on empowering people to live life with passion by embracing natural health through products that improve their lives – every day!

Thanksgiving may be a holiday that we share with our neighbours to the south, but the way we celebrate it is all our own.  We don’t give thanks in November (October’s where it’s at!) and it’s not all about football, turkey pardoning and parades with Canadians. We simply like good friends, good family, and good food.

So if you are looking for a new pumpkin pie recipe. I suggest to give this Carnation Classic Pumpkin Pie a try! You can substitute any of the ingredients you want if you want to give it a healthy twist! For more information about Carnation or recipes visit their website:

Pumpkin Pie

Carnation Classic Pumpkin Pie

Makes: 8 servings


• 1 can (354 mL) Carnation regular or 2% evaporated milk

• 1 pastry for 10-inch (25 cm) single-crust pie

• 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) pumpkin pureé

• 1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar

• 2 eggs

• 2 tbsp (30 mL) Robin Hood original all-purpose flour

• 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon

• 1/2 tsp (2mL) ground ginger

• 1/2 tsp (2mL) ground nutmeg

• 1/4 (1 mL) ground cloves

• 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). On floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness.

2. Fit pastry into 10-inch (25 cm) pie plate; press into bottom and up sides of plate. Trim overhang and flute edges.

3. Whisk together pumpkin purée, sugar, eggs, flour, spices, and salt in large bowl until smooth and well combined; gradually whisk in evaporated milk. Fill pie shell with evaporated milk mixture. Bake in bottom third of oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until set. Let cool completely on rack.

Tip: Pies can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen up to 1 month.

Foolproof Ways To Boost Your Motivation To Get Physically Fit


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It could be the case that you have access to a safe place to run or cycle or can even afford a gym membership. You also have the time to work out, even if it is on the evenings or on weekends. You even have a drawer of the right clothes and sneakers. But what you lack is motivation.


So, how can you boost your motivation levels, in order to get physically fit? Let’s take a look at a handful of foolproof ways….


Great Music


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Hearing is one of our most valuable senses, and it allows us to hear and enjoy a whole universe of wonderful music. Well, science has proven time and time again that music with certain qualities can be great at helping with motivation. After all, there has to be a reason why so many gyms pump out loud dance music in their fitness halls! And spin classes have the music on so loud that the leader needs a microphone or loudhailer to be heard! Usain Bolt was just one pro-athlete seen at the Rio Olympics warming up with his headphones in! Follow in his footsteps by using music to motivate you! Make a playlist the length of your workout, and aim to get right through to the end of the last track. If you lift weights, for example, music also acts a great distraction to help you push through the pain. lists some great workout songs to add to your playlist!


Consider Supplements

If you lack motivation for fitness within yourself, it could well be linked to your testosterone levels. Many parallels have been drawn between motivation and testosterone by sports scientists and researchers. If you think that boosting your levels of testosterone will help you- as it likely will- be sure you do ample research first. If you want to supplement your levels, it is so crucial that you are well-informed. Being so means that you can give yourself this boost safely. Take a look at information sites like and take in the insights there.


Water Intake


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It’s as simple as this; if you are dehydrated, you simply can’t feel as energized and motivated as you could if you were properly hydrated. If, an hour before the end of work you simply can’t be bothered to go to the gym afterward? Down a couple of pints of water! You’re sure to feel much better afterward. That’s because water is directly linked to things like how awake and alert we feel. explains more about the importance of good hydration.



This might sound like the most obvious point in the world. But actually, it is incredibly common for people to hold their breath when exercising, or pushing themselves further. However, if you are not breathing properly, you won’t maintain the energy you need to keep going. As a result, you simply won’t be motivated to do as many reps, or miles, or strokes. Remembering to breathe- and to breath correctly- isn’t something you can learn in a second. It takes time to build up the skill, and then to do it naturally, resisting the urge to hold your breath. Try saying it to yourself in your head for your exercise routines for the next few weeks. After a while, you’ll stop holding your breath and breath properly all the way through your routine. is a guide to breathing correctly for all types of exercise.


Why You Need To Keep Track Of Your Fitness Goals'

April is about the time of the year when we find out whether we have managed to make fitness a habit or not. We're now nearly four months into the year and four months since we resolved to do more exercise.

The challenge now is keeping up all the good work. We're just getting to the stage where training is starting to feel enjoyable. It's no longer a painful pursuit we feel that we have to do to stay healthy. It's something that gives us a sense of freedom and self-esteem.

It's about this time in our training, however, that we start to plateau. We get stuck in a rut, doing the same safe exercises over and over again. We don't challenge ourselves like we did before, and our fitness levels stop going up.

That's why it's so important to start tracking your progress. Using trackers fr
om sites like make the process easier. One of the benefits of tracking is that it quantifies your progress for you. You get to see exactly what it is you're doing from week to week and what you need to do to improve.

Suppose, for example, you have a regular running route that goes for about four miles. A tracker will tell you exactly how far you have run and in what time. Of course, you could do that just using a watch and working out how far the route is on a map. But that means that you end up running the same route every day.

Fitness trackers are a great way of building variety into your routine. There's no need to take the same route every day to compare your performance. With GPS tracking, you can go pretty much wherever you want and still get a comparable score at the end of it. The flexibility of fitness trackers is their greatest strength. If you are somebody who regularly hits the gym, you can use fitness trackers to keep a track of the weights that you are lifting. The goal should be to increase the weight you can lift by about 5 percent every week or so if you're just getting started out. Trackers can record and store what you've lifted without you having to carry around a notepad and pencil around the gym.

But perhaps the biggest appeal of fitness trackers is the fact that they always give you a goal to strive for. Without all the helpful readouts and data, it's hard to know whether we are making progress. In some sports, like weightlifting, conditions change every week. The type of exercise may change, the number of sets might vary and so on. Just look at the sheer number of regimes you can try out at

Trackers change all this and allow you to compare what you're doing today with your past performance. It's a remarkable tool. And it all comes down to the fact that trackers keep you accountable. They let you know when you're not making progress and prompt you to do something about it.


The Best Tools For Building Muscle At Home

Thanks to hectic work schedules, we can’t always make it to the gym to workout. The good news is that hitting the gym isn’t the only way that you can build muscle. If you’ve got the right tools, you can do so just as effectively at home. Invest in these tools and you’ll no longer need to fork out for your gym pass.


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Dumbbells may be a little pricey, but the sheer amount of exercises you can do with them makes them more than worth the cost. The best dumbbells to opt for are hexagonal shaped ones that are coated in rubber - these are the easiest and most comfortable to work with. Plus, thanks to the rubber coating, you’ll be less likely to develop blisters. Buy at least three sets of dumbbells, each in a different weight class, so that you can perform a range of exercises with them.



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You might have heard that you don’t need dumbbells and kettlebells as you can do most exercises with one of the other. However, there are some exercises that you specifically need kettlebells for. So they’re a worthwhile investment to make. The best kettlebells to get are the ones that have smooth handles and are unpainted, as these are the safest and easiest to work with. For working out what the best muscle-building exercises are to do, have a browse on

Foam roller

Foam rollers are something that anyone who works out should have; they have so many benefits. From aiding muscle growth to helping to prevent injuries, there are just so many things they can be used for. While a foam roller can’t be used to build muscle alone, what it’s great for is helping with your workout recovery time. Because it can speed up your recovery time, foam rollers help you to build your muscles more quickly, and so, are a useful tool to have. For a range of foam rollers check out and have a browse.

Pull up bar

Obviously, pull up bars are amazing for building your upper body strength, but that’s not all they’re good for. If you install a pull-up bar in your home, there are various exercises that you can do with them to help build muscle. The best place to put a pull-up bar is in a doorway or archway - somewhere where the walls are strong. There are plenty of examples online of how you can use pull-up bars to build muscle without doing pull-ups, so make sure to have a look.

Medicine ball  

One of the best tools for core strengthening exercises, a medicine ball, is a must have if you want to build muscle at home. Whether you’re throwing it or carrying it, a medicine ball has so many uses when it comes to muscle building. For the best medicine ball exercises, visit (It’s best to opt for a soft medicine ball so that it’s easier to use and throw).

So there you have it, all the best tools for building muscle at home.