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It’s a fact, your sleep is really affected by time change

by Sonia Chartier, on 4 November 2016, Stress and sleep
time change

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Every Autumn, we “turn back the clock” to adjust our schedule by an hour and in the Spring we move it forward to honor the annual daylight savings time tradition that signals the beginning of the warm season for many people….  But is this practice really a friend or a foe?

There is some evidence to suggest that we don’t really adapt to these changes—whether they’re in the spring, or in the fall—and the repercussions are vast!

Some studies show increase in accidents, heart attacks, psychiatric disorders and even obesity!…  Continue reading >

6 signs and symptoms that mean you may suffer from lactose intolerance

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 October 2016, Allergies, Digestion
lactose intolerance

Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar found in dairy products. It is the compound that gives milk its mild sweetness and flavour.

And, perhaps a lesser-known fact, lactose is also the cause of digestive unrest, gas, bloating, and diarrhea for more than 7 million Canadians.

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Is there a link between food and dreams?

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Digestion, Stress and sleep
dreams

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

This is a very interesting and intriguing question.

We know that certain foods can affect our mood, alertness, quality of sleep (e.g. caffeine or sugar), and that the nutritional value of food directly impacts our health (e.g. macronutrients, vitamins and minerals)…

So why wouldn’t food affect our dreams?

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How hyperlordosis can cause low back pain

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 18 October 2016, Muscle and joint
low-back-pain

Do you suffer from low back pain?

There are many causes of low back pain that are mainly due to muscular or structural reasons. Chances are, you are one of the 80% of adults who experience back pain at some point in their lifetime.

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