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5 sports activities that promote joint health

by Sonia Chartier, on 7 March 2016, Muscle and joint
joint health

While physical activity is important, one thing we can’t ignore is the havoc it can wreak on our joints.

But most of the time, just a few changes to some of our physical activities or training programs are enough to provide relief and keep our joints healthy….

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Are nut allergies more common than 20 years ago?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 February 2016, Allergies
nut allergies

If you have been wondering whether peanut allergies are more common these days, you are indeed correct. In every classroom, it seems that there is at least one student with a peanut allergy.

In fact, peanut allergies in children more than tripled between 1997 and 2008 in the U.S., presently affecting more than 400,000 children. From elementary schools to households, many environments are now “nut-free.”…

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

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 February 2016, Stress and sleep
time change

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

The start of daylight savings time signals the beginning of spring for many people. The days getting longer is an early promise that summer is just around the corner. 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 >

Mood swings and PMS: an excuse or a real problem?

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 February 2016, Women's Health
mood swings

This is how it happens: You’re in a perfectly good mood when, all of a sudden, you fly into a rage because someone put some of the utensils in the dishwasher upside-down.

Does your family hide from you for a week every month because they’re terrorized by your epic mood swings?

If you too feel that you’re a victim of your own mood swings, now’s the time to fix the problem…

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5 common causes of nausea after eating

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Digestion
nausea after eating

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Nausea and vomiting can significantly affect the quality of a person’s life. Not only does it limits what you can eat, but it can significantly affect your mood and interaction with others.

Often time we associate nausea with food poisoning, but ever wonder what else can cause it? Let’s take a look at a short list of common conditions that cause postprandial (after eating) nausea.

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