Physical

Your physical health impacts your ability to live life to the fullest. We want to help you live better every day with these helpful articles and tips.

The summer heat and working from home has many people interested in enjoying outdoor activities, all the while maintaining social distancing, of course. Basements have transformed into personal gyms and vehicles have been replaced with bicycles and running shoes. Many people are choosing to become more active while sta…

The human eye and vision centres in the brain are quite complex.  Detection of colour, depth, and central and peripheral visual fields are all important functions that help us perceive and interact with the world around us. However, just like the rest of the body, our vision steadily declines over time. One of the most…

Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to an external substance such as pollen, resulting in a range of unpleasant symptoms. One in six Canadians suffer from allergies. Typically, seasonal allergies are present from early spring to mid-fall season. April to June is when…

It’s been said that men think about sex once every seven seconds. However, this has not been verified and is still up for debate. What we do know however, is sexual health is an important factor for overall wellbeing in males. Sex drive or “libido” as it is commonly described, is an important aspect of sexual health. S…

Urinary tract infections (UTI), also known as “bladder infections” occur when bacteria enter the urinary system and infect the surrounding bladder tissue, causing symptoms of pain, burning, fever and increased urination. If not treated immediately, a UTI can lead to permanent kidney damage.  Urinary tract infections ar…

The human digestive system, also known as the gastrointestinal tract or “GI tract” for short, is made up of a very long hollow tube and includes unique organs such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Each section of this system, from the saliva in the mouth all the way down to the anus play a critical role in human…

In northern regions such as Norway, Demark, Iceland and Sweden, shark liver oil is commonly recognized as an important remedy for making it through the harsh winters. Fishermen would sail the seas and give high regard to the oil. It is commonly used in Scandinavian folk medicine for maintaining immune health. So what m…

Everyone has one thing on their mind, coronavirus disease (SARS CoV2) and rightly so. In Canada the number of positive cases is increasing ever so slightly with each passing day. The country has ensured measures to help reduce transmission and so far, it is working, really it is. The recommendations of diligent hand wa…

Spring is just around the corner, but before those flower buds peak through you might still be worried about catching a cold or a viral infection. The start of 2020 brought on multiple respiratory viral infections, including a novel coronavirus throughout North America and internationally. So, it’s not surprising that…

Cardiovascular disease consists of disorders involving the heart, blood vessels and the circulating blood. Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, the first is cancer . Worldwide, heart disease is the primary cause of death. Also known as coronary artery disease, heart disease occurs when the bloo…