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Osteoporosis: Who is at risk?

By Alene Falomo / January 2, 2023 / Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Who is at risk?

The truth is that osteoporosis can affect anyone: both men and women. A greater risk is associated in post-menopausal females, those with a family history of osteoporosis, early menopause, infrequent menstrual periods, or absence of a menstrual period. Digestive issues, malabsorption, kidney disease and rheumatoid arthritis are other risk factors. Lifestyle and diet further impact…

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Know Your Breasts Best

By Alene Falomo / October 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Know Your Breasts Best

There has been increasing debate on whether or not women should do breast self-exams (BSE), however, between 20-40% of all breast cancers are diagnosed based on changes the woman detected herself. Getting to know your “girls” helps women notice if there are any changes out of the ordinary and to monitor any new breast changes…

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Magnesium: Are you getting enough?

By Alene Falomo / September 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Magnesium: Are you getting enough?

Magnesium is the second most abundant ion in the body. Approximately 60% of all body magnesium is found in the bone, 25% in muscle, and the remainder in soft tissues and fluids including stomach juices. Magnesium deficiency is difficult to assess as blood level measurement of magnesium tends to be a poor indicator of how…

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Sweating: It’s not just about replacing electrolytes!

By Alene Falomo / July 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Sweating: It’s not just about replacing electrolytes!

With the warmer weather and the increase in outdoor physical activity, more of us are perspiring in greater quantities. Perspiration is a natural body mechanism that helps keep your body cool. Dehydration from excessive sweating can deplete water-soluble vitamins from the body as well as important electrolytes. Many of us focus solely on replacing electrolytes…

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Summer Vegetables: Asparagus

By Alene Falomo / June 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Summer Vegetables: Asparagus

Asparagus, comes in three main types green, white and purple. Not only does it taste delicious, but is a wonderful source of a multitude of nutrients for a healthy body and mind. This super food contains many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients. Asparagus is a good source of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. Along with the antioxidants…

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Celiac disease…not just a digestion issue!

By Alene Falomo / May 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Celiac disease…not just a digestion issue!

Celiac disease is a genetically inherited autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1 in every 100-200 people in North America. Health Canada speculates that as many as 300,000 Canadians are affected by celiac, but many remain undiagnosed. Celiac disease is a reaction produced by gluten containing foods. The immune system negatively reacts to gluten, producing…

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Exercise 101

By Alene Falomo / February 28, 2022 / Comments Off on Exercise 101

We all know that exercise is beneficial for health reasons so why aren’t we doing more of it. It is well known that exercise helps to control weight by burning calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories are burned per half hour. Exercise helps to combat heart disease. It helps to increase your…

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Stress Management and Your Health

By Alene Falomo / February 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Stress Management and Your Health

The stress response is part of the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS). The three phases to the GAS are alarm, resistance, and exhaustion. These phases are controlled and regulated by the adrenal glands. The alarm response is often referred to as the “fight or flight”. This causes the adrenals to secrete adrenalin and other stress related…

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A Healthy Start to the New Year

By Alene Falomo / January 10, 2022 / Comments Off on A Healthy Start to the New Year

It’s a New Year! This is the time we make positive commitments for the upcoming year. ​The following is a list of some lifestyle changes to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. ​1. Exercise regularly (at least three times a week and preferably once a day). For most people, walking is the simplest and safest…

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Do You Have the Winter Blues?

By Alene Falomo / December 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Do You Have the Winter Blues?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also commonly known as the “winter blues”, is a form of depression that comes and goes, in a seasonal pattern. The lack of sunlight in the winter months contributes to symptoms of SAD. Symptoms include fatigue, loss of energy, depression, crying spells, irritability, trouble concentrating, body aches, loss of sex drive,…

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