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How to spot a professional burnout

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 September 2017, Stress and sleep
professional burnout

Originally, the term burnout referred to when a rocket runs out of fuel, but today, the same thing pretty much applies to people too. Another way of looking at burnout in humans is to think of it like having a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

The scientific term for it is professional exhaustion. Just like that, your body gives up: one day, you can’t get up for work, or you’re driving down the street and you suddenly break down in tears. It’s the final phase of stress…

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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Sugar cravings and appetite changes

by Mackie Vadacchino, CEO/PDG - A.Vogel, on 20 September 2017, Menopause, Women's Health

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. Today I’m going to talk about sugar cravings and changes in your appetite during menopause, symptoms experienced by most menopausal women at some point.

You might find that you suddenly start to crave sugar or cookies or sweets much more than normal. You may also find that your appetite has just gotten totally out of control or that you feel hungry all the time. And you’re probably wondering why this is and why your appetite and cravings change.

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Does your child suffer from school refusal?

by Sonia Chartier, on 12 September 2017, Children's Health, Stress and sleep
school refusal

Like other phobias such as arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and aviophobia (fear of flying), school refusal, formerly known as “school phobia,” is an irrational and persistent fear that is out of proportion to the actual risk.

Given that compulsory schooling lasts from ages five to 16, school refusal can have a major impact on quality of life for children and their parents.

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How does your brain age?

by Sonia Chartier, on 11 September 2017, Memory and concentration
brain

The human brain reaches maturity at around 22 years of age. So in essence, we become adults in the legal sense before our grey matter does. Knowing this helps us understand certain behaviours a little better…

The catch: once that peak is reached, it doesn’t last long and it’s all downhill from there. Fortunately, it’s possible to avoid or at least slow the decline that could eventually turn us into angry old grumps.

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Two foods to avoid when fighting Candida

by Sonia Chartier, on 11 September 2017, Digestion, Healthy Eating
candida

Whether you call it by its Latin name Candida albicans or by its better-known moniker “yeast infection,” candidiasis, or thrush, is anything but sexy. This yeast strain usually cohabitates happily with us and our wide assortment of resident friendly bacteria without our even noticing.

But it’s an opportunistic little creature that can proliferate and become invasive, and when that happens, it’s time to put your microbiota in order.

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