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5 tips to prevent cellulite

by Sonia Chartier, on 4 May 2015, Healthy Living
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Lymphatic system and cellulite

We never hear much about the lymphatic system…unless things go terribly wrong. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in eliminating toxins and transporting fats.  But that’s not all! It is also an integral part of our immune system and we should take care of it.

Sluggish lymphatic system

One sign of a sluggish lymphatic system can show up on the hips. Indeed, poor elimination of toxins by the lymphatic system is one of the major factors leading to cellulite. Congestion in the organs in charge of eliminating toxins, like the liver and kidneys, only aggravate the problem.    Continue reading >

Venous circulation and varicose veins

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 April 2015, Healthy legs - varicose veins
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 Josée Fortin, Naturopath and Biochemist – Special collaboration

Summer is on the way, and many of us want to show our smooth, varicose vein-free legs. Varicose veins are formed by enlarged blood vessels in the legs, right under the skin’s surface. They are the result of damage to the venous valves, whose function is to prevent excessive accumulation of blood in a specific region. When they malfunction, venous pressure increases, which leads to a transfer of liquid into the surrounding tissues, swelling, heaviness, fatigue and leg pain.

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3 main causes of vacation stomach problems

by Krista Halton, on 23 April 2015, Digestion
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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
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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
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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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