Blueberries have been getting some attention in the scientific world recently. Studies are confirming that blueberries can lower systolic blood pressure to a significant degree, and that blueberries for breakfast can increase learning in school age children and adults over 60.
People have been asking us about supplements to protect eyes from blue light (Ocuvite Blue Light, Lutein Blue, etc). They are hearing claims that blue light from computers, tablets, and smartphones could cause eye damage. Blue light is everywhere… and people get much more blue light from the sun than from screens.
This time of year colds and flus tend to run rampant, with a lot of fear surrounding the flu. It can be hard to tell how worried you should be if you start feeling sick this season
Did you know – Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night? Sleep is essential for boosting immunity, mood and mental sharpness, to name a few benefits. However, stress, irregular work hours, high caffeine intake, among other reasons can cause some people to have difficulty falling/staying asleep.
When you have school-age children there always seems to be a never ending “bug” going around. This can also unfortunately include lice! Remind kids not to share personal items and it may be helpful to do frequent scalp checks for early detection.
Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid traveling up towards the throat (acid reflux). If it keeps happening, it’s called gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
Are you getting enough fibre? Fibre is found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans and helps our body to help regulate digestion, hunger, and blood sugar. Unfortunately, most of us are not getting enough from our diet.
DID YOU KNOW mineral sunscreens are not absorbed into the skin, therefore, making them safer for babies and more suitable for people with sensitive skin?
Confused about which thermometer is best? Here are some helpful tips when choosing a thermometer:
TENS stands for “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation”. A TENS machine is a device that uses mild electrical current to block pain through the skin via electrodes. Patients use TENS machines to treat various types of pain, including arthritic, muscular, joint, menstrual and back pain.
HYDRATE! Most of us don’t drink enough water. Women need about 2 liters (8 glasses/64 oz.) per day, and men need 3 liters (13 glasses/104 oz.). Keep in mind that your personal water goal will vary depending on your activity level and whether you work outdoors in the heat. 5 A DAY! What does 5…
Do you really need a multi-vitamin? Do you really need a multi-vitamin? In an ideal world, you’d eat a nutritionally balanced diet, minimize stress, exercise regularly, and enjoy plenty of sleep. But in the real world, this is often difficult. When you lack key nutrients, feel stressed or are sleep-deprived, your immune system can suffer, increasing…