Natural Solutions for Depression

Jan 19, 2011

Depression is the most common psychiatric ailment in Western society. Over 1.4 million people in Canada suffer with depression at any given time and it is the second leading cause of long-term disability among workers. It is much more than simply a case of the blues or feeling down. It is a true medical condition…

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Preventing Childhood Obesity

Jan 19, 2011

Until recently the battle of the bulge has been fought primarily by adults. Today, however, the largest growing segments among the obese are our children and adolescents. With this new epidemic come grave health consequences for future generations. While scientists are busy looking at genetic factors, hormonal imbalances, and drugs to correct these problems, we…

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Preventing Winter Colds

Jan 19, 2011

The common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by a virus. There are over 200 viruses that cause colds; the most common is the rhinovirus. Colds are a major cause of lost work and school days, and doctor visits. Children are most susceptible to contracting the virus and may experience as…

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Shedding Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Jan 19, 2011

Just as a bright sunny day can lift our mood and spirit, the short and darker days of fall and winter can have the opposite effect, making us feel sad and blue. An occasional case of the winter blues is no cause for concern, but long-lasting feelings of sadness and depression during the winter months…

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Springing into Shape with the GI

Jan 19, 2011

Summer is fast approaching and along with it comes bikini season. Many people who spent the winter hibernating, wearing bulky clothes and eating “comfort” foods are suddenly faced with the prospect of donning their shorts and bathing suits. The desire to shed that winter weight oftentimes overrules our common sense, as people resort to fad…

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Successful Strategies for Enhancing Fat Loss

Jan 19, 2011

With the worldwide obesity epidemic, many individuals are searching for ways to lose weight and keep it off. While the focus is often on total body weight, it is actually excess body fat that represents the real health threat. Thus it is important to understand the role that body fat plays in health and disease…

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Surviving Stress

Jan 19, 2011

Stress has become a pervasive force in our lives. Today many of us are living life in the fast lane – running around from one commitment to the next with no time to relax, and feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. Our modern day stresses have become so constant that many of us do not even…

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The Carb Conundrum

Jan 19, 2011

Like fashion trends, fad diets tend to come and go but one that has had a significant and long-lasting impact on the dietary habits of North Americans is the low-carb craze. The concept of cutting carbs for weight loss has actually been around for decades however it wasn’t until the past ten years that this…

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Natural Approaches for Fibromyalgia

Jan 19, 2011

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common, yet not well understood disorder that affects thousands of Canadians. The word fibromyalgia comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek term for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). It is marked by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points on specific areas of the body.…

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