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7 biggest threats to joint health

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 29 June 2017, Muscle and joint
joint health

Mobility is a challenge for many individuals as the birthdays creep past 60. Joints ache, bones start to lose their mineral density, and muscles become less “toned.” For these reasons, you may feel less spring in your step.

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10 ways to get a restful night’s sleep with hay fever

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 29 June 2017, Allergies, Stress and sleep
restful night’s sleep

As we move into the thick of summer season, pesky hay fever symptoms continue to wreak havoc for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, even at night.

For hay fever sufferers, the summer months can be unbearable because these months are typically plagued by pollen – a chief environmental allergen that causes allergy symptoms in susceptible individuals.

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Foods to avoid if you have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 June 2017, Healthy Eating, Men's Health
benign prostatic hyperplasia

Your diet can have a noticeable impact on your enlarged prostate symptoms, with some foods only adding to your discomfort and inflaming any irritation.

Here, we discuss the worst foods for an enlarged prostate and what you can do to minimize their impact on your symptoms.

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Is crossing your legs good for you?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 28 June 2017, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
crossing your legs

Whether you are sitting on your backyard deck, riding the subway, or patiently awaiting an appointment in the waiting room, sitting with your legs crossed is just plain comfortable. Some may even go so far as saying it is a flattering look for the legs.

Crossing your legs may seem like a harmless – even relaxing – position, but it may come with consequences.

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Improve your digestion with the right posture

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 28 June 2017, Digestion
right-posture

Many who suffer with digestion problems have tried every trick in the book. From removing top food allergens to drinking peppermint tea, there are endless remedies and approaches to take when searching for some relief.

A lesser-known culprit of digestive distress is poor posture. Sure, slouching can cause neck pain and lead to tension headaches, but it can also negatively impact digestive peristalsis – the propelling movement of food through the digestive tract.

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