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More Reasons to Love My Avocado!

While full of healthy benefits, avocados also happens to be one of the tastiest and most versatile foods we have.

Thanks, But I Will Skip The Soda!

A rare glass of soda is not poison, but a can of cola a day certainly is.

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a disease of the liver affecting people who drink little to no alcohol.

Food additives 101

March is nutrition month so, why not become knowledgable of what is in our food.

How Much Water Should I Drink?

How much water should you drink each day? It's a simple question with no easy answer.

Vaginal Health and Menopause

People often think of Menopause as hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings, but there are many other changes that happen to a woman's body during menopause.

HEALTHY HABITS TO HELP YOUR HEART

February is the month that we talk about Heart Health! Here at Dispensaries we like to encourage all our patients to live a healthy lifestyle.

Iron: why do we need it

Iron is crucial to many of our bodies functions, including breathing, energy production, and growth.

PAINFUL JOINTS KEEPING YOU AWAY FROM EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES?

Our joints are very important; they connect bones to provide support and help us move.

A Time Line of The Benefits of Quitting Smoking?

January 17 to 23 is No Smoking Week. What better time to highlight the benefits of quitting

Managing Sore Nipples from Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a magical and natural joy of being a mother. It offers a special bond between mother and baby.

What Is Heart Failure?

The name of this condition can be a little confusing. When you have heart failure, it doesn't mean your ticker stopped beating.

Is it My Thyroid?

We fill A LOT of prescriptions for thyroid medication in a given week.

Does my heart rate change during sleep?

Sleep represents an uninterrupted, unconscious resting time for your body and mind.

The Days Are Getting Shorter, Do We Still Need to Protect Our Eyes From UV Rays?

The leaves are gone and it’s cold outside BUT the sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky –

Change Of Season Detoxification

Why does one need to detoxify? Is it necessary and a good idea?

Sick of the itch of psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disease that affects almost 10 million people across North America.

My gut and my immune system? What?

What does gut health have to do with immunity?

Low-dose atropine eye drops for the slowing progression of myopia in kids

Kids are spending way more time in front of screens than ever before.

Why do women need to get their zzz’s

Getting better sleep is probably the most underrated strategy we can adopt for better health.

Just Move! How to Add Movement to Your Day

Sometimes, 30 minutes of exercise feels like too much for one day, but what if you did a few five- to 10-minute movement sessions throughout the day?

12 myths about the birth control pill

There are a lot of out there for effective birth control and it can be confusing and create confusion when hearing anecdotal stories of others.

Summer safety for kids

Ways to keep your kids safe this summerThe sun is shining, the swimmers are splashing and the kids may be hitting the parks, trails and playgrounds.Don't let injuries and illnesses ruin the summer fun.Heat-Related IllnessesIt's summer time, and that means sun and heat. If you aren't careful, the summer heat can lead to heat-related illnesses.Infants and children […]

8 Causes of Night Sweats

Doctors and pharmacists often hear their patients complain of night sweats.Night sweats refer to excess sweating during the night. But if your bedroom is unusually hot or you are wearing too many bedclothes, you may sweat during sleep,  and this is normal. True night sweats are severe hot flashes occurring at night that can drench your clothes and […]

Hypothyroidism in menopause — a whole-body perspective

If you’re a woman heading into menopause – or perhaps already there – and you know you have an underactive thyroid, you may be wondering how your low thyroid function might impact this transition. Or, maybe your thyroid function is normal, and you’re simply wondering whether menopause will change this.Well, your hunches are right-on that […]

How much do you know about eye health?

Written By: Susanne Medeiros for American Academy of Ophthalmology Apr. 22, 2020Study after study has shown that people fear vision loss more than they fear cancer, stroke, heart disease and other serious ailments.  But while most adults assume they're well versed in vision facts, few actually are. And that lack of knowledge only increases their risk. You might be […]

Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it

Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancerWRITTEN BY SCOTT LEAR ON DECEMBER 10, 2018 FOR THE CONVERSATIONThere is a movement afoot (pun intended) to get more people exercising by involving their family doctors.In the United Kingdom, the government recently released Moving Medicine — an […]

Antibiotics before birth and in early life can affect long-term health

By the time they turn one, half of Australian babies have had a course of antibiotics which may have damaging downstream effects on their healthWRITTEN BY PENELOPE BRYANT, CHERYL ANNE JONES, DAVID BURGNER AND NIGEL CURTIS ON JULY 4, 2018 FOR THE CONVERSATIONHalf of Australian infants have received at least one course of antibiotics by their […]

Just how bad is all that sugar for the heart?

WRITTEN BY SCOTT LEAR ON FEBRUARY 20, 2018Still nibbling Valentine’s Day goodies? Munching packaged cereals, pancakes or muffins for breakfast? Enjoying a lunch of processed meats and bread, sweetened pasta sauce, or even a salad drenched in dressing?Sugar makes all of these foods delicious. It is also an important energy source for our bodies. It’s […]

Marijuana at school: Loss of concentration, risk of psychosis

WRITTEN BY PAUL BENNETT ON JANUARY 29, 2018 FOR CANADIANHEALTHCARENETWORK.CAOne of the enduring myths about marijuana is that it is “harmless” and can be safely used by teens.Many high school teachers would beg to disagree, and consider the legalization of marijuana to be the biggest upcoming challenge in and around schools. And the evidence is […]