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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
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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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What are your flu medication options?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 November 2015, Cold and Flu
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co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Every year, there is much commotion about colds and flu in the media and not much is said about it other than getting the flu shot. While many people comply with this recommendation others look for alternatives.

Some of these individuals may have a reasonable strategy for combatting the bug, but others may question the safety and efficacy of such choices. This article—very briefly—goes over some of these options.

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Male ages = prostate growth. Why?

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 November 2015, Men's Health
prostate growth

Enlarged prostate is a more or less normal part of aging in men. Normal because it affects a majority of men over the age of 50 and up to 90% of men over 80. But less normal because enlarged prostate affects quality of life, sometimes even quite drastically.

While enlarged prostate cannot be reversed, there are some completely natural ways to lessen its effects.

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Get rid of bean gas!

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 17 November 2015, Digestion
bean gas

It has happened to all of us: that moment when you feel the onset of gas, and the security of your own washroom is nowhere in sight.

You scour your mind on what you ate for lunch. You ask yourself, “Could it have been the bean salad? But more importantly, how do I make it stop?!”

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