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Why does hot weather make you tired?

by Sonia Chartier, on 20 July 2017, Healthy Living, Stress and sleep
hot weather

Feeling more tired than usual when the weather is warmer is a common experience, but it can be frustrating when all you want to do is get out there and enjoy the sun!

Find out some of the reasons you might feel tired during hot weather, and what you can do about it.

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Sugar: a child-catcher even for adults

by Sonia Chartier, on 9 August 2016, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
sugar

Back when we humans were fighting for survival against the odds, anything sweet meant lots of lovely carbohydrates to store up against potential famine just around the corner.

And bear in mind that famine was an ongoing threat – it’s only relatively recently in evolutionary terms that shops bursting with cheap, calorie-crammed food have been available on every corner most of the hours of the day and the night.

So we’re programmed to go for sweet, and this is especially evident in stressful situations where our inner cave person takes over and prompts us into survival behavior. Even those of us who don’t really have much of a sweet tooth under usual circumstances might find ourselves unaccountably tackling the chocolate biscuits when the pressure’s on…. Continue reading >

Gardening with beneficial insects

by Sonia Chartier, on 13 April 2016, Environment, Healthy Living
beneficial insects

When considering organic gardening, we have to consider the environmental impact of conventional gardening.

Many studies have been done about the mixture of pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides. Reports show serious immune, hormonal or neurological impacts of the current toxicity levels of our groundwater…

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Top 5 habits to change to lower your cholesterol

by Sonia Chartier, on 12 January 2016, Digestion, Healthy Living
cholesterol

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

We live in a society of plenty. We have plenty of choice when it comes to food, drinks, and lifestyles. As we everything, we choose the path of least resistance (e.g. the cheaper options, the most convenient choice, etc.). It is easier to eat at McDonald’s than to prepare a home-cooked meal.

It is easier to play video-games than go out for a run. It is easier to quit smoking in the New Year than taking that first step today—well, maybe this one isn’t that easy! The point is that we all lead busy lives and we do the best we can with whatever we have, so we cut ourselves some slack. Agreed….

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