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Preventing and Treating Spring Allergies

Preventing and Treating Spring Allergies

Spring brings warmer weather but for some people seasonal allergies as well. One in six Canadians suffers from seasonal allergies. Allergy season can start in spring and last till late autumn depending on what people are allergic to. Seasonal allergies are an immune...

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Vitamin B12 Benefits

Vitamin B12 Benefits

Vitamin B12, normally absorbed from red meat, is one of the most important substances that our body needs. Lack of vitamin B12 in our body can cause fatigue and low energy, impaired sensation, nerve damages, anemia, and stomach problems. The Vitamin B12 injection...

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4 Health Tips for a Strong Immune System

4 Health Tips for a Strong Immune System

During the holidays we spend more time indoors enclosed with people who are sneezing/coughing with re-circulated air. Adding travel, stress, late nights and holiday temptations to make poor food and drink choices can be a recipe for getting a cold or flu. Here are 4...

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6 Exercises for Desk-related Shoulder and Neck Pain

6 Exercises for Desk-related Shoulder and Neck Pain

The reality is that most of us sit too much, either driving in a car or at our desks. Sitting all day increases our risk for obesity and puts us at risk for back pain, poor posture, leg cramps, tense muscles and sheer boredom. Here are 6 exercises you can easily do at...

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How to Please Picky Eaters with Healthy Food

How to Please Picky Eaters with Healthy Food

Healthy eating begins before birth, with the nutrients that are being passed to our little ones in utero. Next, it's the nutrients of our breast-milk or formula, (depending on the decision that we as Mothers made). One thing does remain constant, and that is MOMMA! We...

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy during Cold & Flu Season

5 Tips to Stay Healthy during Cold & Flu Season

The old adage “prevention is the best medicine” is definitely true when it comes to acute viral infections . Surely there are numerous ways in which you health care physician can assist you in speeding up recovery from infection, optimizing your immune function right...

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Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Runners

Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Runners

You have unique nutritional needs as a runner. You want to make sure you’re fueling right for racing without upsetting yours stomach. And you want to recover as fast as possible and prevent overtraining. Follow these tips to get to the start fueled and hydrated, and...

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Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms & Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms & Treatment

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick connective tissue on the sole of the foot. This tissue, the plantar fascia, connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. This is one of the most common musculoskeletal...

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How Diet Healed My Daughter’s Eczema and Asthma

How Diet Healed My Daughter’s Eczema and Asthma

How do you treat a baby with asthma and eczema? When my daughter was 11 months old, she had very severe asthma. We took her to doctors all over the city. Their answer: more medications. Our routine was full of nebulizers, had steroid injections and inhalers. Not...

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Tennis Elbow-Lateral Epicondylitis

Tennis Elbow-Lateral Epicondylitis

Tennis elbow also known as lateral epicondylitis is inflammation, soreness, or pain on the outside of the elbow and can extend down into the forearm. The condition is generally brought on by repetitive stress to the elbow joint, overuse, and also there may be a...

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