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Evolution Forged an Alliance Between Plants, Microbes, and Us
Certain fruits, nuts, and berries are known to provide fairly large quantities of antioxidants and vitamins. The pomegranate is perhaps one of the first cultivated fruits in human history known to have many health promoting and anti-aging benefits.
What You Need to Know about Cellular Health to Prevent Muscle Aging
As we age muscle mass and function declines and this starts within our cells so let’s understand how aging affects cellular health and how to improve it.
To Women on the Sidelines…
The statistics suggest that 1 in 4 Canadian/US women are dealing with incontinence, but how many women have actually been asked by their primary health care team if they leak when they laugh or can’t hold in gas?
Optimizing Your Omega-3 Levels
Omega-3 fatty acids play a range of biological roles having been linked to: inflammation and immune system modulation, cardiovascular health, and maintenance of lipid parameters. Omega-3 fatty acids improve heart disease risk factors by reducing your...
Measuring Physical Activity in Healthy Adults
Over time our mitochondria, the power-plants of our cells, decrease their output. As their function changes our muscle function and physical performance subsequently declines, even more rapidly in overweight middle-aged people. To restore this energy...
Taking Your Cholesterol Seriously – Proactive Medicine
If you’re between the ages of 40-60, you’ve probably had your cholesterol levels checked by your Family Doctor over a dozen times. Has your doctor ever told you that your cholesterol levels are elevated, but not ‘too elevated’ for medication?
Protein Options for Improved Digestion
A common situation faced by patients in my practice is the struggle to find a quick protein shake that meets all of our essential amino acid requirements, with clean quality ingredients that doesn’t contribute to their food sensitivities.
Digestive Health - Let’s talk about Constipation!
Constipation happens when we experience hard to pass or infrequent bowel movements, hard or lumpy stools, or when our bowel movements leave us with the feeling of being incomplete. Irregular or difficult bowel habits can be uncomfortable, disruptive....
Science’s Power Plant? Engaging the Public on Consumption, Questions & the Role of Cannabis
We need to build a foundation of information from adequately controlled studies on dosages, forms of products, the effects of cannabis use in the presence of other conditions (such as asthma or pregnancy) and effects of self-medication.
Digestive Health - Finding Better Balance
Slow digestion can be uncomfortable, leaving many of us feeling bloated, gassy and fatigued. Not only do irregular bowel habits disrupt our daily routine, but constipation is a symptom reported by approximately 38% of the Canadian population.
Ready, Set, Go! – Flu Season Strategies for Endurance Training
Whether you’re training for a marathon, triathlon, long distance cycling or exercising daily at a high level the impact of physical activity on your body’s immune system and its function can be significant.
Digestive Health: Benefits of Achieving Microbiome Balance
In research we are examining digestive health and how to boost the natural production of good bacteria in the gut to enhance digestion, improve bowel regularity and maximize intestinal health