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Brain oxygenation…are you getting enough?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 August 2016, Circulation
brain oxygenation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Respiration physiology is rather complex (it can be at the level of the lungs or at the level of the cell), and if you’re suffering from insomnia you may have just found your cure!

Joke aside, respiration is a fascinating process with remarkable implications. We know that we need oxygen to live, and that every cell in the body requires oxygen (O2) and gets rid of carbon dioxide (CO2), but no other organ gets so much priority over oxygen like the brain does—not even the heart!

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When is menstrual flow considered too heavy?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 August 2016, Women's Health
menstrual flow

When it comes to menstrual bleeding, what’s “normal”? What’s too much or not enough?

While some women can’t go for more than a couple of hours without rushing to the bathroom to avoid a “code red” incident, others can go hours without risking anything more than a slightly stained panty liner.

What’s “normal” and is it possible to control the flow?

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Menopause is playing tricks on your memory?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 August 2016, Memory and concentration, Menopause, Women's Health
memory-loss

You can’t find your car keys, you forget your neighbour’s name, and by the time you open your mouth to speak, you’ve forgotten what you were going to say…

The blanks you’re drawing increasingly in your day-to-day life, which are accompanied by other premenopausal symptoms, may be irritating and embarrassing, but they’re completely normal.

Don’t let these memory lapses bring you down!

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Sugar: a child-catcher even for adults

by Sonia Chartier, on 9 August 2016, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
sugar

Back when we humans were fighting for survival against the odds, anything sweet meant lots of lovely carbohydrates to store up against potential famine just around the corner.

And bear in mind that famine was an ongoing threat – it’s only relatively recently in evolutionary terms that shops bursting with cheap, calorie-crammed food have been available on every corner most of the hours of the day and the night.

So we’re programmed to go for sweet, and this is especially evident in stressful situations where our inner cave person takes over and prompts us into survival behavior. Even those of us who don’t really have much of a sweet tooth under usual circumstances might find ourselves unaccountably tackling the chocolate biscuits when the pressure’s on…. Continue reading >

Does PMS worsen with age?

by Sonia Chartier, on 13 July 2016, Women's Health
PMS worsen

If you haven’t yet celebrated your 30th birthday and your partner disappears one week a month, fasten your seatbelt… and your partner’s! The manifestations of PMS tend to crescendo until they get burned up in the sweats of menopause.

Given that eventuality, you have a choice to make: adopt the means to lower the impact of your monthly hormonal fluctuations or simply “sweat it out” and console your loved ones…

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