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Muhammed Ashraf

Dry Eyes

We have all experienced dry eyes when there is air movement on the eye, or you’ve been watching a screen too long. Symptoms include: Irritated, itchy, burning eyes Tearing or watery eyes (to compensate for dryness) Sensitivity to light Thicker, sticky secretions on the eye Tired eyes, blurred vision Eye redness Don’t delay treating dry

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Heather von Holwede

Spring Allergy – Aaaah…

Choo! Warm weather, sunshine, what could possibly be bad about spring? Melting snow and green trees are a joy to many but are woe to the spring allergy sufferer. Opening windows to let the fresh air in can actually be catastrophic for seasonal allergy victims.   We welcome the change in weather, but some of

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Snore No More!

Sleep is the bedrock to staying healthy. Lack of sleep affects your mental and physical health. Irritable, unable to concentrate, tired? These are signs your body is screaming back at you for not getting the rest you need. Other signs of sleep deprivation include yawning, depression, forgetfulness, slow reaction time, clumsiness – increasing your chance

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Kevin Melnyk

Mega Gains from Omega-3

We just can’t make omega-3, so we have to get it from our diet. Why is that important? Omega-3 will decrease blood pressure and triglyceride levels. This helps conditions that are linked to hypertension and high cholesterol levels. Just consider the benefits of maintaining healthy flow of your circulatory system, foundational to just about everything

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Colette Stan

Bad Breath

Good oral hygiene includes regular cleaning of your teeth, tongue and gums. Have you noticed that even after brushing and flossing, soon after, your breath starts to smell? It’s actually quite common, and the solution is easier than you think – keep your mouth moist. Many of us just don’t drink enough water. Sure, we

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Betty Kurian

Eye Care

We don’t often think of eye care.  Our eyes have incredible accessories.  Eyelids, lashes and tears are pretty efficient at protecting our eyes and keeping them clear of debris as we navigate through our day.   However, every so often you may notice your eyes may be red, itchy, or irritated.  On these infrequent occasions,

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Leslie Palmer

Nasal Congestion

Breathing clearly is something we don’t think about until it is affected.  Take in a slow, deep breath first thing in the morning for a great start to the day.  Clear breathing is calming, keeps you energized, and feeds the cells of your body.   Having a stuffy nose is annoying.  It just makes you

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Stomach Pain

Stomach pain or discomfort is common. You may know the cause, but often it’s a guess.  In many cases, nothing is required and you feel better within a couple of hours. Relief can be accompanied with belching, passing gas, or a bowel movement.   Abdominal pain varies from dull to stabbing.  It can be constant,

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Heart Health

Heart disease is still the 2nd leading cause of death in Canada.  Most of us have at least one risk factor for heart disease.  Some risk factors that you can control include; physical activity, alcohol use, smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes.   Your heart needs regular maintenance.  It is your engine, using the circulatory

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Denise Doucette

How do you kill a sore throat?

Sore throat can be caused by dryness, irritants, viral or bacterial infections. A sore throat may be the first symptom of a cold. It starts with irritation, gets gradually more painful and goes away in just a few days. This type of throat pain can be self-treated.

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