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Tips for Optimum Brain Health

Tips for Optimum Brain Health
January 21, 2019 03:22 PM

Should you be concerned about your cognitive health? Consider these facts:   Dementia affects between five and eight percent of adults over 60. As the average age of the population rises, that could add up to an astounding 150 million people with dementia worldwide by 2050. Dementia is more complex than most people realize. Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, many other diseases can play a role. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) happens when someone experien...Read more

Biohacking: Improve Your Well-being With Simple Health “Hacks”

Biohacking: Improve Your Well-being With Simple Health “Hacks”
January 21, 2019 03:19 PM

If you follow health-related news, you’ve probably come across the term “biohacking” recently. The word itself might sound intimidating to the average person, but the concepts behind biohacking are actually quite simple: The goal is to “hack” your body’s natural processes to improve your physical, emotional, and cellular health.   Taken to extremes, biohacking’s “citizen science” approach can lead to unsupervised experiments outside of conventional research facilities. Extreme biohackers pu...Read more

Alcohol: Is Any Amount Safe?

Alcohol: Is Any Amount Safe?
December 17, 2018 11:22 PM

A glass of wine with dinner. A beer after a hard day of work. It’s not hard to integrate an occasional drink with a healthy lifestyle. Or is it?   In recent years, we’ve read that red wine is rich with antioxidants, and that an occasional beer can raise “good” cholesterol. But results from a new study suggest that even moderate alcohol consumption - the kind we tell ourselves is healthy - may actually be detrimental to our health. In other words, the much-heralded health benefits of drinkin...Read more

Staying Healthy Over the Holidays, Is It Possible?

Staying Healthy Over the Holidays, Is It Possible?
December 17, 2018 11:15 PM

Staying Healthy Over the Holidays, Is It Possible?   Are you enjoying the final stretch of 2018? It’s a fantastic and fun time of the year. Unfortunately, it’s also a difficult period for maintaining healthy habits. Check out our list of the top 10 ways to stay healthy and happy over the holiday season.   Reframe your holiday expectations. Consider this: If you think of the holidays as an exhausting test of your endurance, and holiday treats as evil temptations to be resisted with all ...Read more

Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Is Your Food Making You Sick?
November 14, 2018 09:27 PM

You’re careful about your health. You do your best to eat well, and you pay attention to the ways that your diet affects your energy levels. But something seems off. You’re experiencing annoying symptoms that you can’t explain. You’re often gassy and bloated, your skin may not be clear and glowing anymore, you may be ready for a nap after a meal and you wish you could remember where you put your keys. Why does your memory feel so foggy?   These issues are frustrating (and often embarrassing...Read more

Do you have Symptoms of High Estrogen?

Do you have Symptoms of High Estrogen?
November 14, 2018 09:09 PM

Estrogen plays an important role through the course of our reproductive lives and beyond. It regulates our menstrual cycle, strengthens our bones, controls our cholesterol, and much more. When our estrogen levels drop, we experience menopausal symptoms. But even before menopause, varying levels of this vital hormone can wreak havoc. That’s because estrogen requires a delicate balance with other hormones. When that balance is disturbed, we can experience a wide range of frustrating symptoms.  ...Read more

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Marketplace Food Sensitivity Testing Clarification
November 06, 2018 03:42 PM

Some of you may have watched the CBC Marketplace segment on food sensitivities. The whole episode speaks to the high expense and supposed inaccuracy of the test going so far as to say it may cause death. We know that the media is made to sensationalize and exaggerate things greatly to increase viewership, so here is my take on it. There must be a distinguishment made between an IgE allergy and an IgG food sensitivity. An IgE allergy is what we classically see as a nut, seafood or bee sting a...Read more

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What’s the difference between a homeopath and a naturopath?
October 03, 2018 05:54 PM

I get asked this question A LOT! I can see how this can get confusing. Both words rhyme and they both have to do with complementary medicine. In order to become a registered homeopathic practitioner, you must have completed your high school diploma plus 2 years of post-secondary school education. You then must have completed your studies at an accredited homeopathic college like the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine. A homeopathic practitioner has an in-depth knowledge of homeopathy....Read more

Headaches and How to Avoid Them

Headaches and How to Avoid Them
October 03, 2018 04:09 PM

 What gives you a headache? I’m sure any number of factors come to mind. The most common type of headaches are tension headaches which are often brought on by stress. And who hasn’t felt the stuffy sting of sinus pain? Then there are those awful migraines, the angriest of the headaches, accompanied by a suite of symptoms including nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, and/or sensitivity to bright lights, loud noise and strong odours. Sometimes smells can even trigger a migraine!  Did you know th...Read more

Low Libido? What Went Wrong and How to  Fix it!   

Low Libido? What Went Wrong and How to Fix it!  
October 03, 2018 04:05 PM

  You love your partner, but your libido is low. Between late nights, early mornings, work stress, family obligations, and a million other balls in the air, there is little time and energy left for sex. But relationships change, and sex drive softens as we age… so, it’s perfectly normal, right?  Not necessarily. In fact, some reports suggest that our best love-making years are the ones that may lie ahead of us. A recent survey of 5,000 singles of all ages, ethnicities and income levels acros...Read more