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Varicose veins exercises – “Do”s and “Don’t”s

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 April 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
varicose veins exercises

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Do you have varicose veins and are wondering if exercise can help? Are you unsure which forms of exercise could help and which to stay away from?

This article will briefly touch base on the “do”s and “don’t”s of exercise for varicose veins, but first, let’s revisit the basics of varicose veins for those of you who aren’t familiar with the condition…

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Different allergy types = different reactions

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 18 April 2016, Allergies
allergy types

Allergies manifest as a range of symptoms: they can be unnoticeable, make you miserable, or pose a life-threatening danger.

One in five people in North America suffer from allergies. In fact, allergies are among the top chronic conditions worldwide.

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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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Menopause and anxiety – You’re not alone!

by Sonia Chartier, on 31 March 2016, Menopause, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
menopause and anxiety

Anxiety may literally be the most unnerving of the emotional traumas visited upon menopausal women; certainly it’s one of the least recognized or discussed.

A number of goddesses struggle with this frightening symptom, so let’s address and demystify it.

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Varicose veins injections, what are the risks?

by Sonia Chartier, on 16 March 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
varicose veins injections

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Varicose veins…one of vanity’s great arch-nemeses. Both genetics and individual behaviour are important factors in the development varicose veins and other venous disorders.

Because women are twice as likely to be affected than men, many of you go great lengths to address this issue, so what are your options? This article will briefly explore “sclerotherapy” (surgically hardening of the veins’ lining) and provide some natural options…

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