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Why smell triggers memories?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 November 2016, Memory and concentration
smell triggers memories

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Ever experienced walking down the street and a familiar scent—weather it’s freshly baked bread, or a perfume a loved one used to wear—quickly brings back memories of your childhood or another period in your life?

The sense of smell can evoke a very strong emotional response and unearth very vivid past memories. These memories can be very pleasant, while others not so much. But why exactly does smell trigger these memories better than other senses?

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Your Standing Posture Can Affect Your Health!

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 22 November 2016, Muscle and joint
standing-posture

Posture is important during sitting, standing, squatting, and in basically every position the body can take.

Good posture facilitates a strong and stable spine, which will position our centre of gravity over our feet and correctly distribute stresses to the appropriate muscles and ligaments.

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4 easy tricks to get rid of hiccups

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 November 2016, Digestion
hiccups

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

We’ve all experienced them. They can be annoying and they can be embarrassing, yet amusing to others around us. We don’t really know much about them, but once they start we want them to stop. Hiccups.

Why do hiccups happen? How can I stop them quickly? This article briefly explores the ways to combat this involuntary sensation.

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Are you suffering from a sugar sensitivity?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 21 November 2016, Allergies, Digestion
sugar-sensitivity

Differentiating between the possible triggers of a food sensitivity is usually a lengthy and arduous process, sometimes taking years to complete.

Is it eggs? Dairy? Sulphites? Since there are so many common food offenders – many of which contain allergens that are molecularly similar to other foods – determining the food that sends your body into havoc can be challenging and frustrating…

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