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Natural Relief for Menopause

October is World Menopause Month, a time to bring awareness and empowerment to women entering this phase of life. While every woman goes through menopause differently, most women will experience some of the symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, dryness, sleep disturbances. The good news is that there are…

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When to Make the Call?

It is always nerve wracking when your child is sick, even when you’re a pharmacist! How do you know when to head to the doctor and when you can handle an illness at home? On the one hand, you don’t want to overreact and lug a sick child to the…

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Reversing Age Related Body Changes

Those of us over 40 know that staying fit becomes much more challenging with each passing decade. There is an unwelcome change in body composition that occurs with age – we gain fat and lose our muscle. Age-related loss of muscle, known as sarcopenia, starts in our 40s and by…

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Ancient Remedies for Modern Day Health Issues

While modern medicine has advanced our diagnosis and treatment of disease, discoveries made by ancient societies have provided valuable insights, and even some therapies, that continue to be used today. During the Middle Ages, plants, foods and natural elements were the primary forms of medicine. While these therapies may seem…

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Natural Solutions for Women’s Health

According to a recent study, the use of complementary medicine among women is on the rise with over 80% using natural products. Mounting science and research on these products combined with greater interest in prevention has lead to widespread use of natural remedies. Here are some of my top recommendations…

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Listen to your legs

Do you experience pain, aching or swelling in your lower legs and ankles after a long day on your feet? If so, you are not alone. According to a recent survey nearly one-quarter of women over age 18 reported that they suffer with tired, swollen and heavy legs. If this…

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Immune System Do’s and Don’t

Are you vulnerable to getting sick? The strength of our immune system plays a vital role in whether we’ll catch one of the many bugs that circulate each winter and how long it will take our bodies to recover when we do get sick. To keep your immune system in…

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Getting a Grip on Stomach Cramps

Do stomach cramps have you in knots? As a pharmacist, I often get questions about how to manage stomach cramps and the associated pain. Over 90 per cent of women suffer from belly pain at least sometimes with an important impact on their quality of life, and the pain that…

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New Years Health Resolutions

If losing weight or getting in shape is on your list of new years resolutions and you’re facing some challenges, don’t despair. There are some surprising factors that can affect weight loss and getting on track is possible with some simple lifestyle fixes.

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