A.Vogel Blog
 

A.Vogel Blog – Natural and Healthy

Inspiration for a healthy life!

Amazing facts about gut-brain connection

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 August 2016, Digestion
gut-brain-connection

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

The brain-gut connection is one of my favourite topics.

It is a perhaps the epitome of how everything in the body is related and how our external environment affects the internal state—yes, even though your gut is inside your body, the inner section of the gut is actually part of the outside world!

Continue reading >

Brain allergies – do they exist?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 August 2016, Allergies, Digestion
brain allergies

Allergies are a common condition experienced by a large percentage of the Canadian population.

Allergies typically result in a runny nose, scratchy throat, and itchy watery eyes and can be a response to a variety of stimuli, such as environmental and food-mediated causes.

But what about an allergy occurring in the brain?

Continue reading >

How to deal with daily stressors?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 August 2016, Stress and sleep
stressors

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Got a deadline coming up? Have an early flight, train, bus to catch? Do you have to drop off your kids before work? Work has been laying off fellow colleagues? Bills are piling up? Awaiting results from a medical check-up? Got exams coming up? Your boyfriend or girlfriend hasn’t returned that text?

The list goes on. The average person gets no recognition for the amount of stress he or she has to endure…

Continue reading >

Postural changes from working at a computer

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 23 August 2016, Muscle and joint
postural-changes

Canadian adults spend an average of 10 hours a day of their waking hours being sedentary. Much of this time is spent sitting in front of screens, whether it’s a computer, smart phone, tablet, television – you name it.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that, in fact, prolonged sitting is a risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity…

Continue reading >