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Stress reaction: why it is different for men and women?

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 November 2015, Men's Health, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
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There are an almost overwhelming number of factors that contribute to the build-up of modern day stress.

And let’s face it, who behaves at their best when they are under stress?  Perhaps you recognise yourself in one or more of these classic behaviours…

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5 essentials for your PMS survival kit 

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 October 2015, Women's Health
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co-written by Josée Fortin, Naturopath and Biochemist

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a health issue that affects between 70 and 75% of women during 1 or 2 weeks prior to their period.  In 5% of cases, symptoms are so severe that the women are not able to go on with their normal activities.  30 to 40% of women claim that PMS affects their daily life…

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Is it already your perimenopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 October 2015, Menopause, Women's Health
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co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Perimenopause is the period—and associated bodily changes—leading up menopause (prefix “peri” = around). It can start as early as a woman’s late 30s or as late as her 50s.

This process varies in duration, lasting anywhere between 2 to 10 years. A common sign of perimenopause is irregular periods due to the hormonal fluctuation occurring. As your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, levels gradually decrease over this time, in theory; in reality, it’s more like rollercoaster of ups and downs…

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What is your PMS type?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 October 2015, Women's Health
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co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Over the past few years I’ve been asked to give several talks on women’s health issues. Being a topic that expends well across the realm of endocrinology I had no problem with it. The problem with that, however, is that I was “the guy” lecturing a group of women—the experts on this topic!

If you’re a lady, and most certainly you will be one if you’re reading this, I must apologize to you in advance. So, what can this guy tell you about PMS that you don’t already know? Well, let’s find out…

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Palm oil vs. the orangutan: Let’s act responsibly!

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 September 2015, Environment, Healthy Eating
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co-written by Marie-Claude Coupal,
Food Manager at A.Vogel 

Did you know that every time you wash your hands with soap, spread margarine on a piece of bread, snack on cookies, apply lipstick or light a candle, you are jeopardizing the survival of the orangutan?

All of these products contain palm oil, which is widely used in the food and cosmetic industries due to its many qualities:

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