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Inspiration for a healthy life!

Eating for the wrong reasons? Keep cravings at bay!

by Sonia Chartier, on 10 August 2015, Digestion, Healthy Eating
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Hippocrates said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”  As we have all heard it before, being reasonable and living a well-balanced lifestyle can unequivocally reduce stress and sickness.

Here and now, that’s easier said than done!  Most families need two working parents to afford living more or less comfortably.  This in itself places stress on every family member. The parents, most of all, for having to juggle between work, household chores and parenting and the children because of earlier social involvement and reduced free playtime –without a screen that is.

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Lactic acid:  Good for your gut but not for your muscles?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 July 2015, Digestion, Muscle and joint
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co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Lactic acid is a normal byproduct of muscle metabolism, but it can irritate muscles and cause discomfort and soreness.

On the other hand, lactic acid is good for your gut…how come?

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Restless legs

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 July 2015, Healthy legs - varicose veins, Stress and sleep
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How annoying it is to find that as you lay yourself down to sleep your legs decide to twitch and jump and generally carry on as if being bitten by stinging ants.

Reasons other than poor circulation such as high histamine levels or calcium/magnesium imbalance can cause the legs to have a life of their own.

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13 causes of varicose veins

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 July 2015, Healthy legs - varicose veins
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Do not make the mistake of writing off varicose veins as an appearance flaw, because their unsightliness is just one aspect of this condition; it can be an extremely bothersome and painful ailment.

If these veins bulge significantly, even a minor injury could result in excessive bleeding.

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Aging…without getting old overnight!

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 June 2015, Healthy Living
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Golden agers are often bothered by minor problems such as insomnia, aches and pains from osteoarthritis and rheumatisms, fatigue, pins and needles and/or cold extremities.

Although these ailments may not be indicative of a disease process, they are annoying if not out right painful and interfere with quality of life. There are many over-the-counter natural remedies that might be of interest to help make life a little more pleasant.

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