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Are period symptoms a good predictor for menopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 December 2015, Menopause, Women's Health
predictor of menopause

Not precisely, but it’s always fun to guesstimate! Certain factors do influence the age at which menopause begins, but it’s not always the ones you’d expect. At the risk of disappointing many of you, it’s true that certain links between PMS and perimenopausal symptoms have been proved scientifically, but only with respect to some symptoms.

What you can control is your diet and lifestyle, and there are natural ways to prepare for the transition to make it less of a bumpy ride.

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Fragrance allergies, it’s not all in your head!

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 December 2015, Allergies, Healthy Living
fragrance allergies

For many people, typical holiday scents bring back cherished memories. But for others, they can bring migraines, itching or respiratory problems.

In fact, an increasing number of people are so sensitive to scents that simply getting through the day can be a big a big challenge for them, not to mention a huge headache.

Natural products can help, but it’s important to know which ones to choose.

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5 Simple Food Combining Suggestions for Good Digestion

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 3 December 2015, Digestion, Healthy Eating
food combining

With the holidays quickly approaching, so too are many nights of hearty meals, good wine, and great company. Eating large meals with heavy foods, however, may cause some indigestion, especially for those of us who have sensitive stomachs.

To combat the unpleasant after-effects of dense meals, proper food combining may be an approach that can work for you.

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Is it possible to do without caffeine?

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 December 2015, Healthy Eating
caffeine

Are you one of those people who drink a cup of coffee as soon as they wake up? If so, you may be surprised to learn that, contrary to popular thinking, this habit could lower your alertness. The fact is that caffeine curbs the secretion of cortisol, and a lack of this hormone leads to drowsiness.

Would you like to overcome this bad habit and limit your consumption of caffeine? Here are a few tips that will help you put caffeine behind you.

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How to prevent muscle fatigue?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 November 2015, Muscle and joint
muscle fatigue

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

While we quickly associate muscle fatigue with exercise, many medical conditions are associated with muscle weakness as well.

Conditions leading to muscle fatigue include—but are not limited to—chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, infection (e.g. the flu, infectious mononucleosis, etc.), hypothyroidism, depression, electrolyte imbalance, neurological conditions, diabetes, some medication.…the list goes on. So how do we prevent muscle fatigue? Read on!

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