Mental

Your mental health is an important part of your overall well-being. Our helpful articles and tips are here to help keep you mentally healthy.

It’s that time of the summer break when camps and family vacations are winding down and parents and kids eagerly look forward to another school year. Preparing your children for a successful new school year is not just about shopping for a new wardrobe and school supplies, it’s also about the non-material things. Helpi…

Sleep is an essential human function. Sleep allows our physical body to rest and recover from the events of the day. It also helps to recharge our brain and mind, even supporting memory and learning. Sleep is crucial to survival and overall well-being. One night of sleep deprivation can impair mood, memory and judgment…

It’s time to talk about men’s mental health. Mental health is not commonly discussed among men, including within doctors’ offices. The notion that men can feel sad, depressed, go through grief, or need to seek out mental health support has not been normalized. This needs to change. It may be surprising to know that mor…

These ones are going to be applicable and easy to follow. It’s no secret that we are experiencing one of the more stressful times globally, that most of us have known. So remember: you’re not alone. Almost everyone on earth is being touched by current events and struggling in some area. And at the same time, it’s impor…

Men, your nuts and your feelings… yup, we are going there. The month of November has become recognized for bringing awareness to common men’s health issues. Health issues that are unique to men include testicular cancer, prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). While the gains from this awareness campaign…

The start to a new school year has officially begun. This school year looks a lot different than what most parents and kids are used to. Whether your kids will be homeschooled or will be strapping on those masks and making their way into classrooms, keeping your child mentally and physically healthy is particularly imp…

All smokers have their own reasons for wanting to stop, but everyone experiences the same roadblocks. Fortunately, there are all-natural ways to curb those cravings and the other psychological issues that come with taking those first steps. Read about them below!

High blood pressure (hypertension) affects one-quarter of Canadian and one-third of American adults; worldwide, it’s estimated at 40%. Globally, it is the leading risk factor for death and disability and it’s been increasing over the past few decades. Along with the increase in blood pressure in our population, pharmac…

Trying to quit smoking is a tough thing to do, however, keep in mind that it can be done. According to the Centre for Disease Control there are currently more former smokers than current smokers. Nicotine is the addictive drug that is found in tobacco and it is just as addictive as heroin and cocaine. Due to the physic…

Read Part 1 Here: What are Hormones and How do they Function? A menstrual cycle is a roughly four-week span of time when three key hormones—estrogen, testosterone and progesterone—rise and fall in a specific pattern. The cycle is determined by the number of days from the first day of one period to the first day of the…