Category Archives for Common Health Concerns

I’m sick. Now what?

You have tried all the preventive measures I wrote about in my last blog post but they didn’t work: You still got sick. Now what should you do? 1.REST! Chances are you got sick because you’ve

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Preventing Illness Naturally

Now that cooler weather is here, people get sick more often. You don’t have to be one of them. Here is a list of things you can do to strengthen your immune system to prevent yourself from getting

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Prescription Drugs and Nutrient Depletion

Are you taking prescription drugs? Did your doctor tell you that prescription drugs deplete nutrients? If you’re taking prescription drugs, you have probably experienced some of their unpleasant

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Breathing for Health

Having worked with many seniors, I’ve noticed that many of them have shallow breathing, i.e., small, short breaths, and they breathe through their mouths. I have also heard comments from other health

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Insomnia: What causes it?

There are five main causes of insomnia: medical conditions prescription drugs stress behaviours surrounding sleep beliefs about sleep Medical Conditions If you have any of these medical conditions, they

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Will you end up in a nursing home?

Today, people over 65 years old have a 25% chance of ending up in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Usually, it’s because they have two or three chronic conditions that no longer allow them

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Prevent Cancer: Maintain Microbiome Health

All the good bacteria in and on your body constitute what is known as your microbiome. Your microbiome is made up of bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea, and protozoa. There are 10 times as many of them

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Prevent cancer: Reduce your sugar intake!

Because cancer has become so prevalent in our society, cancer prevention is an important topic for healthy aging. This blog post is the third in a series on cancer prevention. Besides reducing your exposure

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Prevent Cancer: Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins

According to Health Canada, one in two Canadians will get cancer in their lifetimes, and one in four Canadians will die of cancer. In other words, half of the people who get cancer in Canada will die of

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Preventing Cancer

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, about half of Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes and a quarter of Canadians will die of cancer. Cancer mainly affects Canadians over the age of 50,

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