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Why does the brain need cholesterol?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 May 2017, Memory and concentration
cholesterol

Until recent years, cholesterol had one of the worst reputations in the food industry. Cholesterol, and fat in general, were thought to clog arteries and increase the risk of heart disease.

We now know that low-fat and low-cholesterol diets are a mainstream nutrition myth. Cholesterol is a component of every cell in the body and plays a role in how our cells signal to one another…

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Suffering from sore muscles after a workout?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 May 2017, Muscle and joint
sore muscles

Few things are comparable to the adrenalin, endorphins, and dopamine release that take place during a good workout. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling similar to that of morphine – a powerful opiate drug that is used to relieve pain.

A tough workout often induces sore muscles. Also known as “delayed onset muscle soreness” or DOMS, sore muscles after a workout are believed to be caused by microscopic damage to muscle fibres during exercise…

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Sympathetic pregnancy: Are you pregnant?

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 May 2017, Men's Health
sympathetic-pregnancy

Your wife is pregnant. You’re expecting your first child. You’re both so happy. Nervous too, but mostly happy. So… Why is your belly growing?

Sympathetic pregnancy, also known as Couvade syndrome (from the French word “couver,” meaning “to brood”) is a real phenomenon, though not one that’s recognized as a medical or psychological condition.

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Home remedies to ease menstrual cramps

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 April 2017, Women's Health
menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps are the single greatest cause of absenteeism among women 30 and under. Feeling less alone now? If cramps ruin your week every time your cycle rolls around, something might not be quite right.

But assuming that everything is normal, there are a few remarkably effective home remedies you might want to try…

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Endangered Plant Species – Making the Right Choice

by Sonia Chartier, on 20 April 2017, Environment
endangered plant species

There are 50,000 to 80,000 species of plants throughout the world that are used as herbal remedies.

Unfortunately, in many cases, ‘God’s pharmacy’ has literally been robbed.

Not without consequences…

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