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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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Eliminating irritants: Menopause and dry, itchy skin

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Body Care, Menopause, Women's Health
itchy skin

When skin is irritated, it itches, so you scratch it. It becomes dry and scaly, and so you scratch some more. In summer, itching is typically caused by mosquitos and other annoying critters, irritating plants and allergies.

But one cause that doesn’t get much air time is itching caused by menopause. And believe it or not, you can safely blame it all on estrogens yet again!

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What do your feet say about your health?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 23 February 2016, Muscle and joint

Our feet are the foundation of the musculoskeletal system. Feet provide our body with strength and stability, and enable fluid and synchronized movement by providing flexibility and mobility.

When we use ill-fitting footwear, the rest of the body suffers. A combination of improper care, decades of wear-and-tear, and an average of 10,000 steps per day can often lead to pain-related foot pathologies…

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5 typical symptoms of a poor circulatory system

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Circulation
poor blood circulation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Often we refer to swollen feet and cold hands as “poor circulation”, but what exactly does this mean?

Is our heart not pumping blood properly? Are our lungs not absorbing enough oxygen? Is that oxygen not being carried to the organs and tissues that require it? Is the blood thicker and thus slower? Are only our arms and legs affected by “poor circulation”?
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