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
Your husband jokes that instead of buying a wood stove, he is using you to heat the family room this winter. Rather than just saying you are not amused, you shoot him (“And justifiably so!” declares my wife).
Some may regard the discomfort of menopause, with the hot flashes and irritability alluded to in this joke, as a poor topic for humour.
Remember that a women’s attitude during this significant “change of life” will impact the severity of her distress. Humour and a light-hearted approach help during this difficult time.
It is also good to clarify that the Menopause is not a disease, it is instead a vital stage in the natural Read More
Indigestion, bad breath, cough or fatigue?
Few people can say that they eat properly all the time and maintain a perfect lifestyle. Even our small excesses will cause an accumulation of toxins in our system, opening the door to disease.
A natural detoxification or cleansing program can stimulate the organs responsible for promoting the elimination of toxins that accumulate over months and years. Heading the list of these eliminatory organs are the liver, intestine and kidneys. A complete cleansing program should therefore comprise three steps aimed at stimulating each of these organs.
1st step: Liver Cleanse
The liver is our internal filtration system; it neutralizes harmful substances circulating in the body. Unfortunately many Read More