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Fragrance allergies, it’s not all in your head!

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 December 2015, Allergies, Healthy Living
fragrance allergies

For many people, typical holiday scents bring back cherished memories. But for others, they can bring migraines, itching or respiratory problems.

In fact, an increasing number of people are so sensitive to scents that simply getting through the day can be a big a big challenge for them, not to mention a huge headache.

Natural products can help, but it’s important to know which ones to choose.

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5 Simple Food Combining Suggestions for Good Digestion

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 3 December 2015, Digestion, Healthy Eating
food combining

With the holidays quickly approaching, so too are many nights of hearty meals, good wine, and great company. Eating large meals with heavy foods, however, may cause some indigestion, especially for those of us who have sensitive stomachs.

To combat the unpleasant after-effects of dense meals, proper food combining may be an approach that can work for you.

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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
muscle fatigue

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
flu-medication

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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