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February 5, 2020

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Longevity

What to look for in pet food: is ‘human grade’ enough?

Make sure your best friend is getting the most out of their pet food. The North American pet food sector is a multi-million-dollar industry, between new brands coming out and older brands getting updated ‘make-overs’, how is the average pet owner going to navigate on what truly is the best for Fido? There are numerous things to consider, however, here are my top three:Ethical and Sustainable sourcing; Ethical and Sustainable sourcing; As a lover of all animals, I want to make sure the meat that I’m feeding isn’t just quality, but rather, it had a quality of life, from start to finish. I want to know that the manufacturer is picky with sourcing, and only deals with suppliers who also want the best for their animals as well, from transport right up to time of slaughter. Look for the Certified Humane stamp on the bag and/or the Global Animal Partnership

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Longevity

4 herbal teas for healing

These four delicious teas are loaded with antioxidants and can help fight insomnia, digestive issues, stomach pain and more. Gone are the days of quick-fix health gimmicks, like believing one magic pill will make you drop 10 pounds or that doing a juice cleanse will solve all your problems. It turns out that women are ditching quick fixes and are becoming more aware of the health choices they make. The Attitudes Toward Healthy Eating 2017/ITC study found that 45% of Canadians are interested in trying the latest foods that claim to boost health, like chia seeds and kale. It seems that the most recent trend is figuring out how to improve one’s health—naturally. One way to create a lasting, healthy habit is to consume herbal teas. Loaded with antioxidants, herbal teas are made from dried fruits, flowers, spices or herbs. They come in a wide range of flavours and can

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