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OTC Drug Dangers & Natural Alternatives

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Medications that can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC) at a pharmacy are assumed to be safe, but these products do carry the risk of side effects and health risks, especially when not used as recommended. Drug side effects and interactions are responsible for thousands of emergency room visits each year. Many people think because these products…

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CBS Houston | Great Day | Spring Medicine Cabinet

Women discussing natural remedies for spring

Staying healthy this spring means being prepared. Whether you are working, going to school or traveling you may encounter allergies, sleep disturbances, fatigue or digestive distress. While many people turn to over-the-counter drugs, growing concerns about the safety of many of these products has fuelled interest in the use of natural remedies. Here are some suggestions…

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CTV Ottawa | Noon News | Cold & Flu Relief

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When it comes to managing a cold or flu, there are so many products to choose from. Check out my interview on CTV Noon News where I discuss the differences between over-the-counter-drugs and natural remedies for managing symptoms as well as what can with prevention. View video here  

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City TV Calgary | Breakfast Television | Immune System Boosters

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The status of our immune system plays a vital role in whether we’ll catch one of the many bugs that circulate each winter and how long it will take our bodies to recover when we do get sick. Find out what foods and supplements can bolster your immune system and boost your defences this winter.…

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Immune System Do’s and Don’t

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Are you vulnerable to getting sick? The strength of our immune system plays a vital role in whether we’ll catch one of the many bugs that circulate each winter and how long it will take our bodies to recover when we do get sick. To keep your immune system in tip-top shape and cut your…

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Getting a Grip on Stomach Cramps

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Do stomach cramps have you in knots? As a pharmacist, I often get questions about how to manage stomach cramps and the associated pain. Over 90 per cent of women suffer from belly pain at least sometimes with an important impact on their quality of life, and the pain that comes with it ranges from…

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New Years Health Resolutions

If losing weight or getting in shape is on your list of new years resolutions and you’re facing some challenges, don’t despair. There are some surprising factors that can affect weight loss and getting on track is possible with some simple lifestyle fixes.

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Holiday Health Fixes

Holiday parties and shopping can make this a fun and exciting time of the year. But entertaining, eating out, and stress can bring on unwanted health issues, from hangovers and heartburn to sore throat and sleeplessness. Don’t suffer through the holidays, follow these tips to feel your best.

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CTV Ottawa | Morning Live | Holiday Health Fixes

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Holiday parties and shopping can make this a fun and exciting time of the year. But entertaining, eating out, and stress can bring on unwanted health issues, from hangovers and heartburn to sore throat and sleeplessness. Find out what natural remedies to have on hand to deal with common holiday health problems. View video here

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