Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Fall is here! Which pretty much means people will be focusing more on work, school, and less on health and wellness. Do not be one of the victims of the common cold this fall!

Here are my top 5 picks for immunity boosting, flu-fighting, anti-aging, inflammation-fighting and disease-eliminating. 

1. Astaxanthin

Dr. Oz talked about this recently, and after doing research myself I have confirmed his statements. I do feel he occasionally puts in a good word for certain supplement companies, but astaxanthin is really a product backed by research. Benefits: endurance and anti-inflammatory. We all know that inflammation is the source of many surface issues we may find in ourselves, from acne, IBS, thyroid issues, hyperpigmentation, and even cancer. Astaxanthin heals and repairs on a cellular level to combat the root of these underlying issues.

2. Pine Bark Extract

This is my most trusted antioxidant. I live in the city of Toronto, and I am fully aware of the oxidative effects pollution, non-organic food, and stress have on me. What I have also seen is my asthma disappear from taking this daily. My top choice is OPC-3 which is a bioavailable supplement that is isotonic, meaning same-pressure (for you science geeks out there). It is similar to astaxanthin in the sense that it combats poor circulation and eliminates toxins found in the bloodstream. I can't go a day without this.

3. Aloe

WHO DOESN'T LOVE ALOE. I love it on my face, skin, and in my water. I have lately been using it on my face to minimize sun damage, and shrink pores, as well as detoxing through daily juice shots. My top choice is ultimatealoe's brand because it is 150% concentrate. It really doesn't get much better than that!

4. Spirulina

Do I really have to say much about this?

5. Goji Berries

This isn't on the same level as other antioxidant-like supplements, but it really is important to include some in your snacks during the day. Plus they are SO CUTE and chewy... :)

What superfoods will you try this fall?