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Everyday household chores are good for the prostate!

by Sonia Chartier, on 11 November 2014, Men's Health
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Studies prove it: Engaging in sports may reduce the risk of being affected by health problems such as the need to urinate frequently during the day and night.

Simple everyday chores, such as housework or gardening, can also be effective. This was discovered by the Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University in Nashville. According to the study, the more active men are, the less they face major prostate problems.

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15 tips for a healthy prostate

by Sonia Chartier, on 11 November 2014, Men's Health
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Andropause? What’s that?
Andropause is the male version of menopause, except that, for men, the changes in their hormone balance happen more gradually and symptoms vary greatly from one person to the next.

Hormonal fluctuations, especially drops in testosterone levels, trigger prostate enlargement, a process that accelerates with age. Fortunately, there are several ways to preserve prostate health.

Discover our 15 tips for a healthy prostate.

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Menopause and weight gain

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