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Do you suffer from “ liver migraine ”?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 July 2016, Digestion

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Ever wonder if there is a connection between migraines and liver health? Unless you’re an avid reader of traditional Chinese medicine you probably did not think the two would be connected somehow.

There is some good evidence to suggest that migraines can, in fact, be associated with your liver and its health status—particularly, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which arises from chronic consumption of excess sugars in a typical North American diet…

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Do you suffer from repetitive strain injury?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 5 July 2016, Muscle and joint

Exercise comes with countless benefits, from weight loss to improved mental health. Sometimes, however, improper training or over-exercising can lead to various types of athletic-related injuries.

Over half of athletic-related injuries are caused by repetitive strain. A repetitive strain injury results from overusing an area of the body, typically a tendon, muscle, or bursa in the hand, forearm, shoulder, and neck…

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Improve scalp circulation to prevent hair loss

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 July 2016, Circulation, Men's Health, Women's Health

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Hair loss is medically known as “alopecia”, and it can be caused by variety of reasons, including damage to the hair follicles due to fungal infections, genetics, hormone changes, medication, malnutrition, smoking, thyroid, etc.

This article briefly addresses the issues surrounding hair loss and circulation and what you should be aware of before buying hair loss products.

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Vegan food: what you need to know

by Sonia Chartier, on 4 July 2016, Healthy Eating
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Giving up meat, cheese and even honey is all the rage these days, and not just in Hollywood. Books, magazines and TV shows are feeding consumers a steady diet of information about veganism. So what’s the real benefit of a vegan diet?

No butter, no milk, no eggs, no cheese, no meat, no fish, no honey, no down comforters and no leather! Most people have a hard time understanding why anyone would want to give up all those things…

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Easy ways to allergy-proof your home

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 29 June 2016, Allergies

55 per cent of Americans test positive to one of more allergens. While not all individuals who test positive have symptoms, allergic rhinitis – the classic allergic symptoms localized to the nose, throat, eyes, ears, and mouth – affects between 10 to 30 per cent of the population worldwide.

And, the average person spends about 90 per cent of their time indoors. Not surprisingly, the home and workplace are the two primary environments in which frequent and prolonged exposure to allergens occurs…

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