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Jamie: Alexander Leon is the second generation at Nutripur and has participated in the family business throughout her life. She’s earned two university degrees in science, at McGill before returning to take on the Quality Assurance Department at Nutripur. She’s now the public face of the company and travels across Canada to participate in consumer shows. Her goal is to develop a close connection and a better understanding of people’s needs in order 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
During the last century, risk for major depression has increase significantly. In addition, the age of onset, has decrease; arising earlier in life. Over the same time period there have been significant changes in dietary intakes. Not only has the intake of fats augmented but the percentage of saturated and trans fats has greatly overthrown the percentage of healthy omega-3s. Diets such as the Standard American Diet (SAD) that emphasize processed, packaged and convenience foods do not contain enough brain-building omega-3s.
The human brain is more than 60% fat, with a significant portion made of omega-3s.
The brain requires more omega-3 fatty acids than any other system in the body. With Read More