Helping ease aches and stiffness is an important and growing subject to millions of North Americans according to Vitamin Retailer Magazine. Writer Hilary Daninhirsch took a deep dive into the myriad of natural joint health product options with input from many industry experts, including Michael Bentley of SierraSil, who was recently named one of Canada’s top 100 health influencers. There is growing opportunity from an industry perspective, and supplements aimed to reduce aches and stiffness and calm inflammation are the fastest growing segment in the specialty supplement category which has more than doubled in the last 5 years. The demand is driven not just by aches and stiffness from an aging populations from those on the better side of 50, but also those with sport or exercise related injury are increasingly looking for natural joint health care products to support their healing and prevent further damage. Read more
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By: Melanie Trepanier
Just like humans, dogs can be plagued by painful, swollen joints. They may not be able to tell you they’re sore, but the signs and symptoms are all too common. The joints could be warm to the touch, you may observe their difficulty going up and down stairs, no longer wanting to get in and out of the car, not wanting to go on those once loved and never long enough, long walks etc. The point is you know your dog best and when they start showing signs of ageing, the physical pain is palpable to you as an owner and you would do anything to stop the pain for them. The good news is, it can be done and without the use of harmful NSAIDS. Read more
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at SierraSil, Canada’s top selling natural joint health care product*? Curious what customers are really saying about SierraSil on our customer service line?
My name is Justyna and I’ve been with SierraSil for a year and half. I’m the one who greets you when you call, answers any questions you may have and puts through your orders so you don’t have to go through another day with aches and pains. Read more
By: Dr. Melissa Carr, B.Sc., Registered Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine
With the official start of summer just around the corner, many are ditching the gym and heading outdoors to exercise. After all, who wants to be inside surrounded by blank walls and stale air when you can take your workouts outside on a gorgeous day? Now that the warm weather is here, it’s the perfect time to swap the fitness centre for a dose of Mother Nature. Check out these 5 reasons why the great outdoors really is the perfect training ground. Plus, an extra tip on how to get rid of joint pain that might be stopping you from getting out to exercise. Read more
It’s no surprise that regular exercise is one of the top things you can do for your body. The list of benefits is long, from building strong muscles, reducing body fat, and enhancing flexibility to boosting blood circulation, strengthening the heart and lungs, and improving mood—all great reasons to get off that couch and get moving. But what you might not know is that exercise also helps the body to detoxify.
You have likely heard people talking about doing a cleanse or detox to help them lose weight or simply get healthier. Read more
Did you know that only 15% of adults are meeting Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines? Are you reaching the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per week?
While we gear up towards National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD), an initiative to mark one day, the first Saturday in June, as the day when Canadians get out and get active in any way they wish, we want to encourage our community to get moving. Everyday we are striving to achieving our mission of helping over 1 million people live healthier and more active lives. Read more
Spring has just arrived and even though it might not feel like it weather wise, it still marks the beginning of a fresh new season, warmer days and blooming flowers. Spring is a time of purification, healing and rejuvenation. Over the winter months, we tend to move less, indulge in one to many sweets and resort to staying indoors more than we would like. As we spring forward, many will implement a detox program to cleanse and embrace a new season. Some of these programs include fasting or drinking cold-pressed juices over a period of time.
But are these detox programs necessary?
Detoxification is the process of getting rid of toxins that may build up in the body. You are taking in toxins everyday through eating, drinking, breathing and consuming every day products. To rid of these toxins, your body is working hard every day to eliminate them through the skin, liver, intestine, lungs and kidneys. To maximize your body’s function and efficiency, there are a few daily habits you can implement. Read more
Too much of a good thing. Yup, we’ve all heard that one before. But normally, we attach this ever so common expression to things like chocolate, wine, and yes, even exercise—not inflammation. It makes sense though, doesn’t it? Nobody really wants a second helping of swelling, tenderness, and redness.
All the same, inflammation is a vital part of your body’s natural defense system. This important function helps to fight off invading bacteria and viruses and support the healing of injuries by increasing blood flow and dispatching white blood cells, hormones, and nutrients to the affected area. Read more
You don’t have to be a strict vegetarian to experience better health. Believe it or not, cutting back on meat (even just a little) has a ton of great benefits. And if you think skipping the meat isle means you have to skimp on taste, you couldn’t be more wrong. Besides being amazing for your overall health, a plant-based diet, rich in veggies, fruits, beans, nuts, and seeds can be really delicious. Read more
Every now and again you meet someone who defies ageing and serves as an inspiration to everyone around them just by the way they live life. Even rarer is getting to work side-by-side every day with a super masters athlete who ups the energy of the office staff half her age.
A Vancouver, BC, native, Faith is a member of the CPA’s of Canada and came to SierraSil late in her career to take over as controller in 2013. If the way she runs our books is any indication of how she trains, you can be sure that no training run goes uncompleted and every target is met. Faith loves her work and is often the first one in the office and the last one out, making sure that not only all of our accounts are in order but that she’s had a chance to check in with everyone in the office and spread her joy around. Read more