Iron: An Essential Nutrient in Athletes

Having an iron deficiency, or in severe cases, anemia, can be detrimental to athletic performance and overall health. It limits the body’s capacity to carry and deliver oxygen, thus stunting potential maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) or work capacity. Poor iron status is also associated with higher blood lactate concentrations during exercise.

Iron is a trace mineral that is also highly significant to endurance athletes. Iron is critical to optimal athletic performance because of its role in energy metabolism, oxygen transport, and acid-base balance.

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Thin Mint Protein Power Balls

Adapted from Lara Clevenger


  • 8 cooking dates, pitted
  • 1 cup cashew pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 2 servings chocolate protein powder (vegan or whey)
  • 2 tablespoons liquid (milk, non-dairy milk, water)

Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor and add liquid until dough sticks together. Remove and start to form into balls (should yield about 15). Store in a container in the fridge.

Video: The Beauty of Being Alkaline

Left untreated, hyper-acidity can lead to chronic inflammatory conditions over time. Our skin is one of the body’s prime deposit sites for acidic waste and provides visual cues as to our overall health.
Watch the video here.
Intro: 0:10
Today’s Talking Points: 1:10
Gastric Acid vs Systemic Acidity: 1:32
Importance of Blood pH: 3:23
Where Acidity Comes From: 4:34
How the Body Handles Acidity: 6:57
Chronic Inflammation Explained: 8:48
Impact of Acidity on Skin: 11:10
Collagen and Connective Tissue: 15:11
pH Testing: 16:54
Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Acidity: 19:24
AlkaPure pH Formulation: 20:50
What to Expect from Alkaline Therapy: 23:18
AlkaPure pH Dosing and Treatment: 24:43
  • How do we become so acidic?
  • What are the common skin conditions associated with chronic inflammation?
  • How does hyper-acidity impact collagen production and youthfulness?
  • Which supplements can support proper pH balance?

Detoxify and feel great in just 12 days

The Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox is a proven 12-day cleansing program that support the function of the liver, kidneys, small intestines and bowels to promote proper digestion and elimination of toxins and waste.

With a robust and approachable meal plan and a very easy-to-follow recommendation list, you won’t be wondering if you’re doing it right or if it’s working!

PLUS, you can join the Wild Rose D-Tox Facebook group for the recipe book and other useful information!

Rustic Spring Potato Salad

Serves 4, Time: 30 mins.

Spring is officially here, and we have the perfect recipe to bring out the Spring fever! This Rustic Potato Salad incorporates a variety of seasonal flavors and delicious ingredients. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts add a nutritional boost to the dish with plant protein, Omegas, and essential amino acids. It’s all topped off with a light and creamy lemon mustard vinaigrette. You’ll want to include this salad in your next backyard barbeque, enjoy!


  • 1 pound roasted fingerling potatoes (or any kind of small potato)
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 head butter lettuce, chopped or torn
  • 4 radish, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. chives, sliced
  • 3 tbsp. Manitoba Harvest® Hemp Hearts


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
  • 2 tsp. whole grain mustard
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ date, optional
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and place on sheet tray.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic then toss to coat.
  4. Roast in oven for 20-25 minutes until golden on the outside and tender on the inside.
  5. Remove potatoes from oven and let cool slightly.
  6. Meanwhile, blend all vinaigrette ingredients until smooth.
  7. In a large serving bowl, toss potatoes, dressing, and all remaining salad ingredients except lettuce together in a bowl.
  8. Fold in lettuce at the last minute just before serving.

New Product – Earthli Protein

Earthli Plant-Powered Superfoods Inc. is a new socially-conscious Canadian health food provider based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For consumers seeking plant-based nutrition as a lifestyle choice to promote bodily health and support earth-friendly practices, Earthli provides wholesome products with the outstanding superfood and ecological benefits afforded by sustainably-grown hemp.

Featuring 4 nutrient-rich products:

HEMP HEARTS: Vegan plant protein with the benefits of Omegas. Earthli’s single ingredient sustainably-grown superfood provides 10 grams of protein, and 12 grams of Omegas (3 and 6) per serving, with a mild nutty taste that can be added to salads, baking recipes, and savoury dishes. Look for this and other Earthli superfood products in the sturdy Zero Waste recyclable, reusable can made from recycled metal.

CHOCOLATE PLANT PROTEIN SHAKE: Vegan plant-based nutrition has never tasted better! Our super rich and chocolatey keto-friendly power shake mix delivers 20 grams of protein per serving, and only 4 grams of net carbs with a rich flavour and texture you’ll want to take everywhere. Look for this and other Earthli superfood products in the sturdy Zero Waste recyclable, reusable can made from recycled metal.

PLANT PROTEIN & FIBRE: Vegan plant protein with the benefits of added fibre. Earthli’s single ingredient sustainably-grown superfood provides 15 grams of protein, and 19 grams of dietary fibre per serving, with a mild taste that mixes subtly with your favourite smoothie, baking recipes, and savoury dishes. Look for this and other Earthli superfood products in the sturdy Zero Waste recyclable, reusable can made from recycled metal.