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B Vitamins: Are You Getting Enough?

B Vitamins: Are You Getting Enough?
March 07, 2019 04:11 PM

B vitamins are sometimes called the energy vitamins, since they help put a spring in your step and play an important role in maintaining your energy levels. (In fact, they play such a key role that perhaps they should also be called the “Brisk, Bouncy, and Bright” vitamins)  In actuality, there are eight different kinds of B vitamins, and each one has its own distinct job. How do B Vitamins Help? These vitamins work as a carefully orchestrated team. Together they play an important role in: ...Read more

Hyper or Hypothyroidism: Often Misdiagnosed

Hyper or Hypothyroidism: Often Misdiagnosed
March 07, 2019 10:56 AM

Your thyroid is your body’s powerhouse. Your energy levels, metabolism, and heart rate are all controlled by this small, butterfly-shaped gland. Without enough thyroid hormone, your mitochondria aren’t able to produce the energy that your cells need for optimum performance. At the other end of the spectrum, your body can go into “overdrive” if it produces too much thyroid hormone.   Thyroid Issues are More Common Than you Think   With so much at stake with regards to your overall health, ...Read more

Candida: Are You Experiencing Yeast Overgrowth?

Candida: Are You Experiencing Yeast Overgrowth?
February 13, 2019 04:15 PM

White coating on your tongue, mysterious skin rashes, bloating, constipation and you’re always ready to eat something sweet? You could be suffering from Candida overgrowth.   What is Candida Albicans?   Candida albicans is the most common kind of yeast that co-exists with humans. Under optimal conditions, candida plays a valuable role in our digestive systems, since we need small amounts of candida in our mouths and throughout our digestive system in order to fully digest our food.   Ho...Read more

Why Is Adult Acne on the Rise?

Why Is Adult Acne on the Rise?
February 13, 2019 03:40 PM

Growing numbers of women are dismayed to discover they didn’t leave acne behind when they finished high school. Yes, it might seem like a cruel joke, but it’s possible to have pimples and wrinkles at the same time. In fact, 54 percent of women over 25 experience some acne. And the numbers are expected to increase, with some skin care experts calling the increase in outbreaks in adult women “an epidemic.”   What’s behind the rise in problem pimples? Although we tend to associate acne with ...Read more

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Creating a Commitment to Fitness and a Healthier Life by Susan Lewis
January 23, 2019 04:29 PM

Walking 10,000 steps everyday is my mainstay and a lifeline. It is not an easy thing to establish a life long habit ...  fitness, in general, has required my having to create some sort of obligation to others and I have almost always built in an aspect of commitment.  In 1987, when we moved from Thunder Bay to southern Ontario with our young family, we had to reestablish some kind of fitness routine in our new community. I decided to take the fitness instructors course at the local YMCA and ...Read more

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