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Skin brushing for better circulation?

by Sonia Chartier, on 8 February 2016, Body Care, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
skin brushing

We are so good at taking care of the skin on our face through our exfoliation, cleansing and moisturising routine, that we often neglect taking care of the skin on our body.

Did you know that the skin is an organ of elimination, and just like our kidneys and liver it releases more than a pound of waste products every day, so it is important to take care of it and give it a little extra helping hand.

This is where daily body brushing comes into play as this can aid the lymphatic system and give the body that extra boost…

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Heart palpitations: keeping up the rhythm!

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 January 2016, Circulation
heart palpitations

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

The heart has always been symbolic of life, love and courage. While it’s a no-brainer that a beating heart is required to stay alive, some of you may ask why love and courage?

These are things that put is in vulnerable positions—they elicit the “fight or flight” response—in which the body pumps adrenaline into your veins, thus forcing the heart to beat faster and stronger to oxygenate your muscles.

When this happens, we may feel as if our hearts wanted to beat out of our chest, does it not?

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Surprisingly, heart palpitations can be caused by menopause!

by Sonia Chartier, on 26 January 2016, Circulation, Menopause
heart palpitations

It skips a beat, slows down, and the next thing you know, it’s racing away! It’s not the music that’s off-tempo: your heart really is all over the place.

While checking with your doctor is a good idea, keep in mind that menopause may very well be the culprit, and here’s why.

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What makes your arms and legs fall asleep?

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 December 2015, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, ND

Your body has the wonderful ability to perceive its position in space. This is known as “proprioception” (proprio- = self, -ception = awareness). It does so by an intricate network of receptors and their association nerve signals that transmit stimuli (i.e. information) with regards to pressure, stretch, vibration, acceleration, etc.

This is part of the reason when you’ve been sitting (or standing) in a specific position for a too long period of time it begins to get uncomfortable and you need to move.

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