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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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Five startling effects of lack of sleep

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Stress and sleep
lack of sleep

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

According to Harvard Medical School, most people don’t get enough sleep. I’m guilty of this myself! As I sit here, typing away about sleep, I still have a pile of articles to get through and patient charts to review.

This may not be uncommon to many of you; especially if you have a family, have a demanding job, or are currently in school. Modern North American society forces us to be always on the go…

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The “pins and needles” effect

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
“pins and needles”

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

If you’ve ever had a foot or an arm “fall asleep”, then you’re familiar with the “pins and needles” sensation that ensues soon after you start moving your limb.  People of all ages can experience pins and needles, although it becomes more common with age.

This article explores the “pins and needles” effect and what can be done about it!

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Cheer up and wash away low mood during PMS!

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
low mood

We all go through periods of sadness at some point in our lives.

But when the blues ruin your entire week every time PMS pays a visit, it can be overwhelming. And if you add mood swings, cravings, diarrhea and company to the mix, the week can seem like an eternity, especially when you don’t recognize the woman in the mirror.

Did you know that it’s possible to get through PMS with a smile on your face?

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