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Aging Positively

Canada now has more adults over 65 than it does children under 15. It’s never too early to learn how to age positively. People are living longer, and living well. The face of aging in Canada is changing dramatically as life expectancy increases, with an average increase of five years between 1990 and 2012, according… Continue reading Aging Positively

Modern Day Stress

When you feel like you’re drowning in a bottomless sea of deadlines, expectations, and long to-do lists, do you reach for more caffeine or sugar-laden snacks to give you a lift? Read on to find much more effective solutions. Do you feel like you’re drowning in a bottomless sea of deadlines, expectations, and long to-do… Continue reading Modern Day Stress

Focus on Fibre

Soluble or insoluble? Fibre of any type is not a glamorous topic, but lowly fibre is essential for gastrointestinal health, and it provides many other health benefits. Often described as “roughage,” fibre was considered to be an inert part of food that simply passed through our intestinal tracts undigested, with little to offer in the… Continue reading Focus on Fibre

Testosterone

Testosterone does more for men than rev up their sex drive. It’s also an important hormone for cardiovascular health. Learn how to improve testosterone levels naturally. Intriguing and often misunderstood, testosterone is primarily a male hormone with quite the personality. Associated with all that is stereotypically masculine, such as strength, muscular power, virility, dominance, and… Continue reading Testosterone

Prevent or Reverse Diabetes Naturally

Type II Diabetes is a chronic disease with several complications, that has reached epidemic proportions. Improper and unhealthy dietary habits result in an overproduction of Insulin making cells resistant and incapable of regulating glucose levels effectively. This then leads to prediabetes, although millions of individuals are undiagnosed until serious symptoms and organ damage take place.… Continue reading Prevent or Reverse Diabetes Naturally

What about his Fertility?

Up to half of all causes of infertility are related to the male partner. We explore the causes, diagnoses, and natural remedies to increase male fertility. Reproduction and childbirth are important decisions for many couples, and having a baby can be a wonderful and fulfilling experience. But when conception and pregnancy don’t come easily, feelings… Continue reading What about his Fertility?

Healthy Weight Loss

Have a resolution to shed some pounds? Rather than trying a fad diet, use these long-term, healthy weight loss strategies that work. Among the most popular resolutions are the ongoing pursuit of weight loss and better fitness. Hundreds of fad diets and weight loss programs continue to promise quick and long-lasting results. For those of… Continue reading Healthy Weight Loss

DNA Genetic Testing

True personalized medicine is predictive, precise, preventive and participatory.  Genetic testing and nutrigenomics are the future of individualized healthcare.  The impact of diet, lifestyle, exercise and environment on an individual’s genetic makeup influences how the genes function and subsequently results in outcomes related to health or disease. Genes are made up of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)… Continue reading DNA Genetic Testing

Acid Reflux Disorders

Millions of us suffer from acid reflux disorders, such as heartburn. However, there are natural remedies and solutions. Almost everyone experiences some form of digestive disturbance during their lifetime. For many, minor indigestion or heartburn is often manageable. However, when these seemingly mild symptoms become more than a simple annoyance, something more critical may be… Continue reading Acid Reflux Disorders

Menopause

Many women experience undesirable symptoms with menopause, but relief is possible through natural solutions. By midlife, finally being free of our recurring menstrual cycle and its associated hormonal changes is a welcome relief for most women. While many women experience a gentle transition to this new phase of life, others find the transition isn’t so… Continue reading Menopause

Hormonal Imbalances

High stress lifestyles are common for many women who juggle personal and professional obligations in today’s fast-paced, modern day world.  Coupled with suboptimal nutrition and inadequate sleep or time for leisure, a woman’s delicate hormonal balance can become disrupted resulting in several health issues ranging from weight gain or insulin resistance, menstrual irregularities, fatigue, chronic… Continue reading Hormonal Imbalances

Cortisol and Weight Gain

Most of us know that cortisol is a stress hormone, but cortisol also plays a role in weight gain. Learn about the cortisol/weight connection. Billions of dollars are spent annually to combat the trend toward obesity and its detrimental health consequences. Fast food, lack of exercise, and even fad diets have topped the list of… Continue reading Cortisol and Weight Gain

Natural solutions to banish warts

ALTHOUGH generally not dangerous, warts are embarrassing for many owing to their ugly appearance, and can also be contagious and painful. These annoying skin irritations are among the most common dermatological conditions, affecting people of all ages. In fact, warts have plagued mankind for thousands of years and have even been discovered on 3 000-year-old… Continue reading Natural solutions to banish warts

Food Allergy and Intolerance Testing

Suffering from digestive problems, skin rashes, difficulty concentrating, or simply tired of being sick and tired? Perhaps food allergens or intolerances are at play resulting in adverse symptoms that can either surface immediately after ingesting certain foods (IgE-mediated), or may occur several hours or days later and are delayed (IgG-mediated). Reactions to foods can produce… Continue reading Food Allergy and Intolerance Testing

Digestive Disorders

The gastrointestinal system is paramount for absorbing and assimilating nutrients and forms the very core of our bodies. Many common complaints that result in disease actually take root in the GI system initially. Several patients suffering from digestive disorders such as indigestion, constipation, bloating, heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal cramping and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) tend… Continue reading Digestive Disorders

Diabetes

DIABETES is increasing in South Africa with three and a half million diagnosed cases. Many more remain undiagnosed and it is estimated that another five million South Africans have ‘prediabetes’ – a condition that leads to diabetes where insulin resistance causes blood sugar levels to rise above normal. A sugar problem or an insulin problem?… Continue reading Diabetes

Stress and Heart Health

Stressors can mean bad news for our cardiovascular systems, but healthy lifestyle choices can help us deal with stress before it wreaks havoc on our hearts. The idea that too much stress makes you sick is one to take to heart. Stress can pave the way to heart disease, and after a tragedy or shock,… Continue reading Stress and Heart Health