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A prickly subject: vaginal dryness

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 June 2016, Menopause, Women's Health
vaginal dryness

Many women suffer in silence: one of the many unexpected effects of menopause is the vaginal dryness it can cause. While this rather dry subject matter rarely makes headlines, it affects between 40% and 60% of menopausal women.

Your sex life doesn’t need to become a challenge: if you just scratch at the surface of the problem, you’ll find out that there are some all-natural solutions out there that will improve the situation…

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Find out if you suffer from adult ADD

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2016, Memory and concentration, Men's Health, Women's Health
adult add

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are terms so widely used that they have become part of our everyday vocabulary.

We all have that one “high-spirited” friend and/or family member we peg as having ADD/ADHD, but if you don’t, Dennis in Dennis the Menace is a good quick reference to what it can look like…

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The Dangers of Wearing High Heels

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 25 May 2016, Muscle and joint, Women's Health
High heels and pain

High heels: It’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with them. They’re flattering and flashy but oh-so-painful.

A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association in 2014 concluded that approximately half of women wear high heels, and 71 per cent of those that do experience foot pain…

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Menopause causes varicose veins too?

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins, Women's Health
menopause and varicose veins

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get out your shorts and bathing suits. Finally, you won’t be the only one in short sleeves complaining that it’s too hot out. So you put on your favourite shorts and there you see them: varicose veins!

But where did that come from? You ask yourself. If you’ve never had problems with your legs before, it may just be that your hormone levels are dropping through the floor. Yes, those darn hormones again…

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