Whether inside our body or outside, the flu virus and the common cold alike survive better in a colder rather than hot environment. So during winter, more microbes are around for us to catch, while cocooning inside also increases the chances of cross contamination with other people. Once inside our body, not keeping warm enough can also cause them to replicate faster. So remember to dress warmly next time you go out in the cold!
What can I do to protect myself?
Most bacteria and viruses we come in contact with go through our digestive system in order to enter our body. To protect us, our body has its own set of little soldiers protecting the front line: good bacteria Read More
Columbia University Medical Center strongly suggests supplementing or adding fish oils to our daily diet to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Fish oils decreases lipoprotein lipase activity which means it prevents LDL from being trapped in the arterial walls of the aorta and other vessels. This helps prevent the formation of the arteriosclerotic plaque leading to Coronary artery disease, the number 1 killer in North America!
More specifically, DHA seems to play an important role in improving triglycerides levels. As shown by the University of California, DHA supplementation (omega 3) reduces inflammation in men with high triglycerides. In their study, inflammatory markers reduced by 23% after supplementation of DHA. Since inflammation is Read More
Insomnia affects a large portion of the population and particularly often older people. The causes are numerous: stress, anxiety, anguish, pain, nervous tension, late dinners and the consumption of stimulants, such as coffee, cocoa and carbonated beverages. Often the quality of sleep diminishes with age, but it is important to recognize that this type of situation often causes health problems. The ingestion of certain medication may also be the cause. Particular vitamin and mineral deficiencies can also affect the quality of sleep, as well as cause respiratory problems and hormonal changes. There is no standard relative to the number of hours of sleep necessary, given that the need of Read More