Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Suffer No More!

Most of us have heard of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS as it is affectionately known. In fact, many of you might actually be dealing with this stubborn and degrading condition as 1 in 5 people suffer from this annoying condition. You know if you have IBS, with its numerous symptoms including bloating or gas, distention, constipation, diarrhea, cramping, and most likely, running to the bathroom after you eat. It is also one that western medicine offers no permanent cure for.

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Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Wellness

Whether we acknowledge it or not, healthcare as we know it is in the midst of radical change. More and more patients are demanding answers to the root cause(s) of their symptoms, not wanting merely a suppressive ‘band-aid’ approach. One major area of medicine that has patients, doctors and researchers scrambling for more answers is in the field of psychiatry. Research and awareness of psychiatric conditions have been making great strides as of late, but it has not always been the case. In fact for decades mental health conditions were marginalized to the medical sidelines without gaining much mainstream attention such as many other keynote health conditions facing us globally such as; cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.

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Top 5 Nutritional Tips to Decrease Your Risk of a Heart Attack

February is heart month - and it’s not because of Valentine’s Day. Rather, this is the month for spreading awareness for improving heart health in North America. This could not be a timelier task. Despite many advances in the field of cardiovascular medicine 1 in 3 deaths are still caused by heart attacks and/or stroke. Even more alarming is that the CDC states at least 1/3rd of these deaths are preventable due to diet and lifestyle. That is 220,000 preventable deaths in North America PER YEAR. Clearly, this is not a small number and an area that has a big window for improvement.

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4 Healthy Ways to Kickstart Your New Year

Hey health fans!!

With January 2015 almost wrapped up, how many of you have kept your resolutions to date?  Statistically speaking, almost 50% of us have fallen off the resolution wagon by now despite our best intentions. Hopefully you are not one of them – but if so, do not despair! I’ve got some backup resolutions that will help anyone reading this.

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Top 5 Supplements for Men to Survive the Holiday Season

All right gentlemen, with the moustache month of November (Men’s Health month) upon us once again.  This "Top 5 Supplements for Men" is for you… With holiday season right around the corner, it is a time for relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends. Simultaneously, holidays often bring on added stressors for your body to deal with such as indulging in a more sweets, having a few cocktails, less sleep, or just the added stress of hanging out with your in-laws! I kid, of course… While I’m all for enjoying the celebrations of life, too much of these things can increase our susceptibility to illness and wear our us down (ever wonder why the cold and flu season starts around this time of year? Hint, it has nothing to do with cold temperatures…).

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