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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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Andropause and loss of libido – are you affected?

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Men's Health
andropause and loss of libido

Andropause just might be more than a drop in testosterone production. It’s not officially recognized in the medical field, probably because the link between hormone levels and all the associated symptoms isn’t always clear.

One thing is for sure: libido declines with age, sometimes even vanishing entirely.

And you want it back, right?

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Have you heard of Effort-Recovery Theory?

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 October 2016, Stress and sleep

The Effort-Recovery Theory is concerned with how prolonged or repeated daily stress at work (effort) can adversely affect health if not balanced by sufficient recovery.

Tossing and turning at night? What does this say about your job?…

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5 common triggers of stomach pain

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 September 2016, Digestion
stomach pain

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Abdominal pain, often referred to as stomach pain, can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions. These conditions could be as harmless as indigestion or too much gas, to moderate like heartburn, to serious like appendicitis.

This article will briefly touch on five common triggers of sudden abdominal pain and what can be done to tend to it.

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Sleep and memory go hand in hand

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 September 2016, Memory and concentration, Stress and sleep
sleep and memory

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

It’s no doubt that sleep and memory go hand in hand. Until recently, we didn’t know exactly how the two were rated. How exactly does sleep help memory, and does it benefit one type of memory over another?

This article briefly explains the intimate relationship between sleep and memory formation.

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