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Migraines Are a Risk Factor for Heart Disease

The lifetime prevalence of migraines in Canada is estimated to be 24% in women and 9% in men (CADTH, 2017). Migraines can be debilitating causing cognitive dysfunction, neck pain, depression and anxiety. Migraines are caused by inflammation of the nervous system.

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Multivitamins- The Building Block You Need

A combination of good nutrition, exercise, and multivitamin supplementation will replace nutrients lost by these stressors and give your body what it needs for optimal health.


How Can Seniors Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season?

The flu causes as many as 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada annually. People over 65 are especially at risk due to weakened immune systems and possible underlying conditions. The Winter of 2017 was dominated by the influenza subtype known as H3N2 causing the most confirmed infections, and is expected to do so again in 2018. This strain of the flu virus tends to hit older people a lot harder and causes amplified symptoms.


Did you know that 9 out of 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke?

The good news is that we can take control of our heart health. By adopting a heart-healthy diet and making healthy lifestyle choices you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 84%.


Increased Workplace Stress is Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes

In 2016 Statistics Canada reported that 7% of Canadians 12 and older (~2.1 million people) were diagnosed with diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes (DM2) is primarily attributed to poor diet, obesity and aging. Diabetes may lead to nerve damage, amputations, blindness, heart disease and strokes.


8 Winter Activities to Keep the Family Active

Winter can be a time of overindulgence and minimal activity, but those that embrace this cold season tend to find that it has much to offer in the way of family bonding. Interested in helping your loved ones get off the couch? Keep reading for tips and tricks on how to keep your family active and together this winter season.


Skip the Coffee: 10 Alternative Ways to Boost Energy

Contrary to popular belief, you can’t survive on coffee alone to boost your energy. It seems that more people are actually opting to ditch the java in favour of nutritional drinks, vitamins, and midday snacks. Below are just a few of the ways you can boost energy levels without having to purchase another cup of joe.


Your time to thrive!

If we think about our health like a retirement fund, we can see that the sooner we begin to make deposits, the quicker the benefits add up and the greater the contributions, the “healthier” the withdrawals later in life.


Take an iron supplement but do these things too

A lack of iron is literally a drag. It sucks away our energy, productivity and optimism. Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. Taking a fast-acting and long lasting supplement like Platinum Naturals’ EasyIron and EasyIron Extra Gentle is one ingredient to a program of getting more healthy activity back in our day. Here are other things you can do to boost your energy while taking iron supplements.


8 Natural Immune Boosters to Avoid Getting Sick This Season

Your immune system is your first line of defense against illness. In order to build a strong one, you need the right tools. The following eight proven natural immune boosters work to prevent colds and flu when taken daily.