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Food intolerances and food additives…Be on the lookout!

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 June 2015, Allergies, Digestion, Healthy Eating

It is not unusual to hear about people reacting to certain food additives. We all have friends or colleagues who react to too much caffeine or salt. Others react to dyes and preservatives in foods.

These are not allergies per se, but could be deemed intolerances. In fact, it is difficult to ascertain who will get hyper from too much caffeine and who will drink twelve cups a day and sleep like a baby.

Apart from these rather obvious reactions, there are more subtle responses to additives.  Symptoms are sometimes so subtle that they go unnoticed, and unless someone is really looking for the causes of a repetitive condition or symptoms, they may go unnoticed for decades.

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Menopause and weight gain

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 October 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
weight gain

After 40, many of us watch our bodies put on extra weight. Indeed, on average, our bodies gain a pound a year when we are in our 40s.  When women go through menopause, the physical and hormonal changes can exacerbate this weight gain.

Many women go on extreme diets to fight this. However, these are often ineffective, because diet is not the only culprit behind weight gain during menopause.  The weight gained during menopause is also more apparent: instead of being distributed throughout the body, it is held in the belly area, and once it settles in, it is difficult to lose.

Why the weight gain?

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