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Cheer up and wash away low mood during PMS!

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
low mood

We all go through periods of sadness at some point in our lives.

But when the blues ruin your entire week every time PMS pays a visit, it can be overwhelming. And if you add mood swings, cravings, diarrhea and company to the mix, the week can seem like an eternity, especially when you don’t recognize the woman in the mirror.

Did you know that it’s possible to get through PMS with a smile on your face?

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5 tips for maintaining your energy despite your PMS

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 September 2016, Women's Health

Do you sometimes feel tired for no apparent reason, to the point where you prefer sweatpants and herbal tea to a fabulous night out with the girls?

If fatigue gets the best of you from time to time, it might be because of PMS. But don’t let it get you down!

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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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Find out if you suffer from adult ADD

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 May 2016, Memory and concentration, Men's Health, Women's Health
adult add

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are terms so widely used that they have become part of our everyday vocabulary.

We all have that one “high-spirited” friend and/or family member we peg as having ADD/ADHD, but if you don’t, Dennis in Dennis the Menace is a good quick reference to what it can look like…

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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

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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