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Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Blood Pressure

If high blood pressure is a concern, it takes a team of health care professionals to work with you at maintaining a healthy blood pressure.  Each person’s background and health profile requires consideration specific to the individual. Below are some general suggestions for minimizing your …

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Your Blood Pressure and You

Interpreting Your Blood Pressure What does the reading we receive from a medical professional mean?  Often we don’t know what this number represents, or even the actual reading, we are simply told our blood pressure is high, low, or nothing to be concerned about, but …

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Food Intolerance vs Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivity

Pop quiz! What is the difference between food intolerance, food allergy and food sensitivity?  If you don’t know, read on. If you do, then read on as well. Food Intolerance Food intolerance is simply a bad or negative reaction from the gastrointestinal (“GI”) tract and …

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Natural First Aid Remedies

For many people, summer is a time to get out and enjoy the open air with family and friends. And although outdoor activities can be a lot of fun, it’s always a good idea to be prepared ahead of time in case of injury. One …

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Garlic and Blood Pressure

Did you know that over 5 million Canadians are living with high blood pressure but an estimated 40% of them are not even aware of their condition? High blood pressure, also referred to as ‘hypertension’, occurs when the force of the blood against the walls …

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Understanding How a Stroke Can Affect Your Life

Did you know that strokes are the 3rd most common cause of death and the second most common cause of neurological disorder among adults (Merck Manual, 17th edition)?  According to Health Canada, between 40,000 and 50,000 Canadians are hospitalized each year for stokes, and about …

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