Body & Mind

Summertime sadness: the harsh reality of Seasonal Affective Disorder

While Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is often discussed during the winter months, this mental illness falls under the radar over the summer. However, many men and women are still affected…

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Should you consider tattoo removal?

Got embarrassing tattoos that seemed like a great idea at the time?   You’re not alone. According to a poll taken in 2011 by Harris Interactive, 1 in 8 American…

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4 things you NEED to know about cervical cancer

Last year, it was estimated that 1500 Canadian women would be diagnosed with cervical cancer. As such, it is imperative to listen to your cervix—and be on the lookout for…

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Feeling anxious? Give meditation a try

If you’re feeling anxious, meditation may be the best way to help control your thoughts. A new study out of the University of Waterloo notes that just 10 minutes of…

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St John’s wort: herbal help for depression?

While everyone has periods of sadness in their lives, nearly one in nine Canadian men and women will experience major depressive disorder—or “depression”—in their lives. This very serious mental disorder…

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Friends with Benefits

Forget social media—you have billions of buddies already, and they’re helping to keep you healthy! BY Dr. Nigel Plummer, PhD and Medical Advisor to Genestra Brands In a world that…

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Natural, clinically-proven treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

BY CORRINA MOSCA REVIEWED BY SUHANI SHAH, BASC, ND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. According to…

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Is your diet affecting your migraines?

There are a number of triggers which can cause migraines—and did you know it could be your diet? A recent scholarly review found that caffeine can be a very prominent…

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Rewire your mind

Transform your inner well-being—and your life, in general—with EFT By Stephanie Farrell, Empowerment Coach   In today’s fast-paced world, it is easy to become emotionally overwhelmed. From personal anxieties to…

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Maintain Softer Skin This Winter

No matter what your skin type is, making sure to use a moisturizer on a daily basis not only prevents dry skin, but helps with aging, acne and your natural moisture…

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Enhance Your Mood and Memory

Handling mood swings and can be a costly treatment, and not to mention memory loss can make the simplest tasks become difficult. Help keep your mental state at bay can…

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Buyer’s Guide: The Impact of Migraines

By Cayla Ramey Migraines affect one in four households in Canada, yet they are still not considered a legitimate medical issue. According to the Ontario Migraine Clinic, Migraines can cost…

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Buyer’s Guide: The Growing Health Concern of Depression

By Paula Reid Depression is a growing health problem, and gets much more complicated than being unhappy. Brain chemistry, genetic predisposition, personality, and stress can all lead to effects of…

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Exploring Natural Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

BY DR. JOYCE JOHNSON, ND The dreaded winter blues. More correctly referred to as Seasonally Affective Disorder, or SAD, this condition is now considered a common disorder. People with normal…

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Canadian Pharmacists vs. Medical Cannabis Industry

Recently, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) has called for pharmacists to be more involved in the dispensing of medical marijuana. The association believes this would help “identify drug interactions, alternative…

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How To Avoid a Burnout

Many doctors are running themselves down, with a job that goes non stop and constantly puts them in high pressure situations. These things can lead to verging on burnout, which…

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BY CAYLA RAMEY peer reviewed by marita schauch, bsc, nd Adrenal fatigue became a prominent disorder in the late 1990s, with millions of people affected in the present day. The…

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BY ROCHELLE FERNANDES, MSC., ND (CAND) INTRODUCTION Thyroid disorders affect about 200 million people in the world, and are four to seven times more common in women (Mircescu, 2010). These…

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BY CAYLA RAMEY peer reviewed by marita schauch, bsc, nd Insomnia and other sleep problems can be triggered or affected by stress. Insomnia affects 10 to 15 percent of the…

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Concentration and Memory

BY CAYLA RAMEY PEER REVIEWED BY MARITA SCHAUCH, BSC, ND According to the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD), 13.7 per cent of adult Canadians aged 15 years and older…

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Eat your Blues

In a series of studies conducted on animal models, research shows evidence that eating blueberries may alleviate some of the problems associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD comes with…

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Stand up against women objectification with a new campaign

Badger & Winters, an advertising, branding & design agency specializing in communicating to women, has announced the launch of as well as a new call-to-action video titled “#IStandUp,” which…

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Prevent Seizures with Music Therapy

Do you know someone who lives with a seizure disorder? Listening to music might be a health benefit. BY PHILL FELTHAM Where would the world be without music? Ed Sheeran…

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How to overcome the Winter Blues: Exploring natural remedies for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

BY DR. JOYCE JOHNSON, ND   The dreaded winter blues. More correctly referred to as Seasonally Affective Disorder, or SAD, this condition is now considered a common disorder. People with…

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Whether you think you can or think you can’t—you’re right

Henry Ford got it right. Researchers found that people who feel they can learn from their mistakes have different brain reactions to mistakes than those who think intelligence is fixed….

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