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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


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,


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

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.



If you are constipated, your stool is hard and more difficult to pass. Stools from someone who is constipated can range from corn on the cob to shooting marbles. Straining and effort is required, or it just takes a long time.