The Impact of Prolonged Stress

Stress is an essential and normal physiological response to change. Many of us have experienced symptoms of short term or acute stress, while a study from Statistics Canada reports that 73% of adults ages 20 to 64 consider themselves stressed on a daily basis. Addressing chronic stress is an important piece of the puzzle when […]

Even Tough Guys are Targets

Urinary dysfunction associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a significant health risk in men over the age of 40. Fifty percent of men over 50 are diagnosed with it, and 70 percent of men over 60 show some pathological modifications of the prostate.  However, BPH sufferers are often reluctant to discuss their condition and […]

Beat the Heat Caused by Menopause

Powerful natural remedies can help ease some of the most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. When it comes to hormonal changes later in life, don’t suffer or “tough it out” without support.

Sage (Salvia officinalis), a shrub native of the Mediterranean basin, is one of the oldest medicinal herbs. The botanical name Salvia is from […]

Reach your Sleep Goals with Melatonin

Are you one of the many Canadians suffering from a lack of quality sleep? A recent Canadian study showed that 55% of women and 43% of men between the ages of 18-49 experience sleep issues.1 Melatonin is a supplement that can help you get to sleep sooner, and stay asleep longer for a better next day.

Melatonin […]

Finding our way through menopause

As women, we have two significant hormonal shifts in our life: the first being teenage puberty and then the change of life leading into menopause.  Although these are certainly natural transitions in life, they can be extremely challenging when our bodies have difficulty adapting to fluctuating hormones.

If you’re a woman, there is no bypassing menopause. […]

Estrogen 411: When is too much toxic?

Like other hormones, estrogen is derived from cholesterol and is a chemical messenger that tells tissues how to behave. You can think of a hormone as a finger that flicks a light switch to make the room brighter. There are three common types of naturally produced estrogens you should know about. Estrone (E1) is only […]

Breakthroughs in Women’s Health

From hormones and mood to digestion and concerns over aging skin, women’s health has never been simple. Advances in nutraceutical therapy are providing new ways to help relieve many common health concerns. Here is a selection of nutritional solutions you might not have heard about yet.

IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome is more prevalent among women and there’s […]