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Male performance

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 March 2016, Men's Health
male performance

It’s something that often gets tongues wagging. We’re not talking about sports performance here, we’re talking about performance of the sexual kind. What affects sexual performance in men?

For some, male performance is the stuff of jokes or bragging, but for others, it’s no laughing matter. There’s a wide range of problems, as well as a few solutions, so stay with us…

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The remarkable link between dizziness and menopause

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 March 2016, Menopause, Women's Health
dizziness and menopause

The floor beneath your feet is swaying but there isn’t a ship in sight. Everything’s off-kilter. Once the dizziness subsides, it takes you a moment to get your bearings. If you’re at home relaxing in the living room, it’s not such a big deal, but when you’re at the wheel of your car, it can spell trouble.

If you find that you’ve been having dizzy spells for several days, it might be nothing more than perimenopausal symptoms. Storm’s a-comin’!

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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 >