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3 main causes of vacation stomach problems

by Krista Halton, on 23 April 2015, Digestion
vacation stomach problems

Don’t let your stomach ruin your vacation!

According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, there are 20 million Canadians who suffer from some form of digestive disorder – that’s two out of every three people.1  Whether you’re a chronic or situational sufferer, your worst travel nightmare is having a well-earned vacation ruined by an unreliable gut.

An estimated 10 million international travelers get traveler’s diarrhea each year.2 But that doesn’t mean you need to let a bad case of constipation, gas, heartburn or Tourista get your gut in a twist. A bit of planning before your trip and safe practices during will ensure you spend more time relaxing and less time in the bathroom.

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Healthy teeth for a radiant smile

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 April 2015, Body Care, Healthy Eating
healthy teeth

Nothing is lovelier than a radiant smile- one that lights up your eyes, sets the laugh lines dancing, and illuminates your entire being.

A fabulous smile depends on healthy teeth: teeth that are clean, and not disfigured by unsightly tartar or other discoloration or cavities. Teeth do not need to be perfectly straight: slight imperfections lend an individual charm of their own. A big smile that reveals a lot of spaces left by missing teeth, however, is only cute on a six year old.

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Science saved a star: The Arnica montana

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 April 2015, Muscle and joint
arnica montana

We have all heard that popularity has its down side. Arnica was a victim of its well-known effectiveness to soothe inflammatory pain. The stock of Arnica has been drastically reduced over the years by excessive wild collection and as a result, the plant must be protected.

For A.Vogel, using Arnica as a raw material was acceptable only if cultivated sustainably and organically. Experts shook their heads in disbelief as the rare mountain plant, Arnica montana, had so far resisted all attempts at cultivation. Could the experts be wrong?

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Hair Growth – A Barometer of Your Health?

by Sonia Chartier, on 7 April 2015, Body Care
hair growth

Is your hair limp and falling off or strong and shiny? Contrary to what many believe, what our hair looks like is not just about genetics, styling, shampoos and conditioners.

Like your skin, your hair showcases your health and yes, your mental state.  Continue reading >

Spring Cleaning!

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 March 2015, Digestion, Healthy Living
spring cleaning

You’ve heard it all before. Pop stars do it, soap stars do it. Cleanse, detox, purify: the mantra of the New Millennium!

Who wants to live on organic kiwi juice and raw carrots for six weeks?

Who has time to blend their essential oils before meditating for an hour, then practicing their feng shui to prepare them for a breakfast of lightly toasted morning mist? The problem with many health regimes is that they require an amount of time and energy available maybe to Nepalese Hermits but not to the ordinary wage earner or homemaker. Continue reading >