Sun Safety – Sunscreen and SPF Myths and Facts
Summer is finally here and, as Canadians, we’re ready to take advantage of every minute of sunshine and warm weather that we can. It’s the season for enjoying nature, but all of this time spent outdoors comes with some risks to be mindful of.
The decision to have a baby is life-changing for all parents. For pregnant women, those changes begin as soon as a few weeks from the time of conception. While nine months seems like a long time, the female body undergoes many rapid changes during pregnancy.
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It can happen to anyone, but it is most common in middle aged people, and those that are on their feet a lot. The pain associated with the condition can be disruptive to everyday life and unpleasant, but it is treatable and relief is possible.
Menopause is a normal part of the aging process for the female reproductive system that marks the end of their reproductive cycle. Everyone’s experience of menopause is slightly different as their bodies react to the changes in their hormones, but there are some general similarities that everyone can expect when experiencing menopause.
Getting to know a little more about Hypothyroidism is a good start towards ensuring good thyroid and full-body health for all Canadians. Here are some facts and frequently asked questions about Hypothyroidism and how the thyroid works.
Urinary tract infections can range from the harmless but uncomfortable to dangerous and life-threatening infections. They’re incredibly common, but are also subject to lots of myths and misbeliefs.
Guide to the New Canadian Food Guide
The Canadian government has released a long-awaited update to the Canadian Food Guide – the guide that helps Canadians to make healthy eating decisions every day. With some new guidelines and advice that are supported by the most recent research and studies, there is lots of helpful information to guide Canadians to healthy eating that fits their lifestyle. Here are some of the important parts of the new Food Guide.
Occasionally, food contamination with dangerous bacteria prompts our Department of Public Health to make a recall notice to keep Canadians safe. The recent recall of lettuce products due to E. coli contamination fortunately had no deaths and only a few confirmed cases in Canada, but it has left many Canadians asking questions about E. coli and food safety.
GI and Gut Health
Everyone has a very complex 9-meter long system going through their bodies that is responsible for absorbing the nutrients that fuel us. Our gastrointestinal system – or gut – is absolutely crucial to living, but often goes ignored. Nearly everyone has had some type of digestive issue, ranging from constipation, bloating, and stomach bugs to diagnosable gastrointestinal illnesses, and taking care of your gut will help you to feel better and be healthier. Here’s how to get starting thinking about gut health:
While the New Year is a time that many people choose to take a moment and reflect on their lives and habits to make changes for the better, for others the steps to a healthier life by leaving addictions behind them is a serious issue that requires constant dedication and commitment. Addictions can happen to anyone, in any stage of life or social status, and can take over control of their life. Approximately 21% of Canadians(1) meet the criteria for substance abuse disorders – about 8 million people – and many others face addictions beyond substance use.