Spring is in the air, which means so are seasonal allergies. Are you one of the 10 million Canadians suffering from allergy symptoms? Here are 5 natural ways to help subdue symptoms so that you can get outside and enjoy this vibrant season! What are Allergies? When it comes to allergy symptoms, it can be difficult to differentiate them between symptoms associated with the common cold. Sufferers will often experience sneezing and a runny or stuffy nose, some may even experience a cough, sore throat, headache or fatigue. When it comes down to it, allergies can almost be described as a never ending cold. While most people can quickly get over a cold with a little rest, lots of water and some immune-boosting vitamins; allergies aren’t as easy to get rid of. Why? The answer to this question lies in the cause of allergies. Seasonal allergies are caused when plants begin to bloom and pollen–tiny grains released into the air by trees, grasses, and weeds for the purpose of fertilizing other plants–is released into the air. When pollen enters the nasal cavity of an allergy sufferer, the immune system is sent into overdrive. It mistakes the pollen as a foreign Read more…
What Headaches Mean
Ever wonder what headaches mean? Headaches are your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong
Not Sleeping? Fight Insomnia with these Tips
Up all night? You’re not alone. 40% of adult Canadians are affected by sleep disorders. You’ll be sleeping like a baby again after reading these tips!
Top Tips for Healthy Organs
For the past several weeks, we’ve discussed numerous organ systems and the many ways you can help keep these organ systems healthy. Sadly, we’ve come to the end of this blog series, but before we move on to other topics, I thought I’d provide you with a brief summary of the tips we’ve learned throughout the weeks…
Is Your Endocrine System Functioning Optimally?
In order for the endocrine system to be considered healthy, all of our glands must be performing properly. If a gland produces too much or too little of a hormone, it could be harmful to one’s body.
The Importance of Kidney Health
“A group of researchers from Toronto universities estimated that between 12.5% and 13.4% of Canadians — as many as 3 million — have some stage of kidney disease, defined as the presence of kidney damage, “abnormalities” or prolonged reduced kidney function.”
How Healthy is your Brain?
Scientific studies have proven that the choices we make everyday in regards to our diets, level of exercise, and sleep impact our brain function as we age. Poor decisions in these areas can negatively impact brain function, causing dementia and sometimes Alzheimer’s disease. It
Is Your Heart Healthy or at Risk?
Do you experience the following symptoms regularly? Shortness of breath; Angina (discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, squeezing, or painful feeling in your chest); Chest pain…
The Importance of Pancreas Health
Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in Canada and the United States. The lifetime probability of developing pancreatic cancer is approximately 1 in 79.” – Pancreatic Cancer Canada. Are you experiencing the following symptoms?
Is Your Colon Toxic?
According to some estimates, over 50 million people in America suffer from some kind of bowel problem, which are often related to an unhealthy colon. Are you or someone you know experiencing the symptoms below?