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11 Oct
2013

Do You Have Food Intolerances?

Reposted from Toronto Star. Written by – Barbara Turnbull Traditionally, the way to define a food intolerance is by trial and error. But symptoms — such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, indigestion, heartburn, joint pain, eczema, bloating, stomach pain, anal bleeding, sleeplessness and weight gain — are not always related, making elimination diets difficult to..

02 Sep
2013

Back to School Lunches

Canada, like many nations, is in the midst of an epidemic of overweight and obesity.  According to the Childhood Obesity Foundation, 59% of adult Canadians are either overweight or obese.  Cities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia were significantly higher in overweight/obesity population than the national average for adults. There has been..

29 Jul
2013

Food Sensitivities

Food allergies are a common condition in which the immune system reacts to certain foods as it would normally react to harmful bacteria and viruses. There are two types of food allergies – immediate and delayed. For those with an immediate allergic response to food, it can be life threatening, as with anaphylactic shock. However,..

28 May
2013

Acupuncture for IVF

Acupuncture has been used to improve fertility for over 2000 years. It has been scientifically shown to have a direct effect on the nervous system and can therefore help to reduce stress, regulate endocrine hormonal functioning, and improve blood circulation. Recent clinical studies show that combining acupuncture with your IVF can: Improve your chances of..

29 Apr
2013

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Prevention Are you concerned about your bones? Osteoporosis is a disease of reduced bone mass that can lead to fractures. Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men over the age of 50 has osteoporosis in Canada. Osteoporosis often progresses unnoticed. Warning signs include: Posture deformity “hunch” Loss of height “shrinking” Reduced ability..