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Menopause and weight gain

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 October 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
weight gain

After 40, many of us watch our bodies put on extra weight. Indeed, on average, our bodies gain a pound a year when we are in our 40s.  When women go through menopause, the physical and hormonal changes can exacerbate this weight gain.

Many women go on extreme diets to fight this. However, these are often ineffective, because diet is not the only culprit behind weight gain during menopause.  The weight gained during menopause is also more apparent: instead of being distributed throughout the body, it is held in the belly area, and once it settles in, it is difficult to lose.

Why the weight gain?

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12 tips for healthy skin

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 October 2014, Body Care, Healthy Living
healthy skin

Healthy skin is of vital importance to enjoy life to the fullest. Treated with care, it will always look great.  Even during stressful, worrisome or emotional times, it is important to try to maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body.

Skin is often a clear indicator of an unbalanced diet. It is said that, after the stomach, the skin is the part of the body we neglect most. Too often, we are oblivious to its warnings.

Here are 12 tips to help you keep your skin healthy

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Alfred Vogel honored for lifetime achievement

by Sonia Chartier, on 30 September 2014, Alfred Vogel
alfred vogel award

September 13th 2014, at the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) awards ceremony in Toronto, Alfred Vogel, founder of Bioforce Canada, received its highest honor, the Hall of Fame award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and growth of the industry.

A true pioneer, Alfred dedicated his life to naturopathy and herbal medicine research for almost 8 decades. His commitment to providing superior quality products coupled with his vision ‘to empower people to maintain or regain their health by natural means’ are the cornerstones of his work.

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Tips to manage stiff neck

by Sonia Chartier, on 9 September 2014, Muscle and joint
stiff neck

It is common to find mobility of the neck and shoulders to be less than ideal.

We may not all be sporting neck braces, but many of us look enviously at owls with their swivelling heads. This increasing stiffness may be due to age or a sedentary lifestyle, or hours spent hunched, practically welded into place, in front of the computer screen.

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Managing stiffness and aches

by Sonia Chartier, on 8 September 2014, Muscle and joint
stiffness

Are you one of those people who wake up in the morning and slowly straighten your fingers one by one? Do your knees crack when you stand up after just a short time relaxing in your chair? If not you, then someone around you?

Stiffness, aches and pains seem to be some of the everyday curses of 21st Century life. Younger and younger people are seeking an effective remedy.

Inflammation is a useful part of the body’s defenses. However if the inflammatory response is prolonged, it can become a debilitating part of the disease process rather than the healing. It isn’t just people with long term conditions that are affected, but those who have injured themselves playing sports or practicing a hobby such as gardening a little too strenuously, and need anti-inflammatory help to get their injury healed and their limbs back into action.

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