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Premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 February 2017, Women's Health
PMDD

Most women are pretty familiar with premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. In some women, its effects are debilitating, at which point it becomes more accurately known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD.

We’ve been hearing about it more and more, but exactly what is it?

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Suffering from winter blues?  5 Cool tips for more energy!

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 December 2016, Stress and sleep
winter-blues

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Winter blues, formally known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects millions of people across the northern hemisphere.

It can affect people of any age, including children. Shorter days and less sunlight affect our body’s internal clock and brain chemistry resulting in the feeling of depression, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, and social withdrawal…

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Stress effect on brain is threatening

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 June 2016, Stress and sleep
stress effect on brain

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Stress is everywhere. I often hear the phrase, “two things are certain in life: death and taxes”, but I think that should undergo a modern makeover to include stress.

Perhaps you have heard that song by “Twenty one pilots” on the radio, whose catchy lyrics chant, “Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol’ days, When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re stressed out.”

It is true that stress has automatically has a negative connotation and that is because of the serious effects it can have on our health….

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Menopause and anxiety – You’re not alone!

by Sonia Chartier, on 31 March 2016, Menopause, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
menopause and anxiety

Anxiety may literally be the most unnerving of the emotional traumas visited upon menopausal women; certainly it’s one of the least recognized or discussed.

A number of goddesses struggle with this frightening symptom, so let’s address and demystify it.

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