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Male ages = prostate growth. Why?

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 November 2015, Men's Health
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Enlarged prostate is a more or less normal part of aging in men. Normal because it affects a majority of men over the age of 50 and up to 90% of men over 80. But less normal because enlarged prostate affects quality of life, sometimes even quite drastically.

While enlarged prostate cannot be reversed, there are some completely natural ways to lessen its effects.

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Get rid of bean gas!

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 17 November 2015, Digestion
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It has happened to all of us: that moment when you feel the onset of gas, and the security of your own washroom is nowhere in sight.

You scour your mind on what you ate for lunch. You ask yourself, “Could it have been the bean salad? But more importantly, how do I make it stop?!”

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Stress reaction: why it is different for men and women?

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 November 2015, Men's Health, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
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There are an almost overwhelming number of factors that contribute to the build-up of modern day stress.

And let’s face it, who behaves at their best when they are under stress?  Perhaps you recognise yourself in one or more of these classic behaviours…

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5 essentials for your PMS survival kit 

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 October 2015, Women's Health
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co-written by Josée Fortin, Naturopath and Biochemist

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a health issue that affects between 70 and 75% of women during 1 or 2 weeks prior to their period.  In 5% of cases, symptoms are so severe that the women are not able to go on with their normal activities.  30 to 40% of women claim that PMS affects their daily life…

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Is it already your perimenopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 October 2015, Menopause, Women's Health
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co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Perimenopause is the period—and associated bodily changes—leading up menopause (prefix “peri” = around). It can start as early as a woman’s late 30s or as late as her 50s.

This process varies in duration, lasting anywhere between 2 to 10 years. A common sign of perimenopause is irregular periods due to the hormonal fluctuation occurring. As your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, levels gradually decrease over this time, in theory; in reality, it’s more like rollercoaster of ups and downs…

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