7 Supplements Men Should Take

November: increase health awareness for menNovember is Men’s Health Awareness Month. This is a month to bring awareness to some of the biggest health issues faced by men, including prostate cancer and testicular cancer, as well as mental health and suicide prevention. According to the World Health Organization, men are less healthy than woman, and one of the reasons for that is that men are less likely to visit a doctor when they are ill and, when they see a doctor, are less likely to report on the symptoms of disease or illness. Continue reading “7 Supplements Men Should Take”

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5 Excellent Reasons to Consider Chromium

adequate chromium supports good healthChromium is an essential micronutrient or trace mineral required for proper insulin function, healthy blood-sugar levels, and carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. The typical North American diet is deficient in chromium because of over-consumption of simple carbohydrates and refined sugars that are lacking in chromium.

Soil depletion is also playing a role in chromium deficiency. Continue reading “5 Excellent Reasons to Consider Chromium”

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5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health

respiratory health1aBreathing is one of the most important processes that happens in our bodies. Yet, many of us rarely give it much thought. This simple but complex act is automatic and therefore does not require conscious effort to make it happen. However, for individuals with either acute or chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD, or infections such as pneumonia or COVID-19, or those impacted by the wildfires out west, breathing is very much on their minds. Continue reading “5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health”

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Relax – It’s Good For You

relax - it's good for you!Everyone knows that too much stress is bad for your health. Still, many of us leave little room to relax in our busy lives. Relaxation and stress management are required for good health and need to become part of the daily routine. Relaxation allows for improved digestion, detoxification, body repair and restocking the body’s reserves. Research continues to support the beneficial effects that come from relaxation: reducing anxiety, managing pain, decreasing symptoms associated with various health conditions, and overall disease prevention. Continue reading “Relax – It’s Good For You”

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Natural Tools for ADHD

ADHD distractionsAttention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become a commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder, mostly affecting school-age children. It is a neurological- and behavior-related condition that causes difficulty in concentrating, as well as impulsiveness and excessive energy.

Children with this disorder are characterized as inattentive, impulsive, aggressive and hyperactive. Continue reading “Natural Tools for ADHD”

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