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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turmeric root, which gives Indian curry its bright yellow colour, is a member of the ginger family and is native to southern parts of Asia. On the outside, Turmeric looks like a small ginger root, but when cut open the inside is a deep orange or yellow.
The holiday season is the time of the year when families and friends get together to eat, drink and be merry. Many of us indulge with a promise to ourselves that we will start fresh in the New Year. And we all know how well we keep those promises.
Protein clumping is a hallmark of diabetes and many neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. If our cells cannot remove these protein clumps, the cells’ ability to generate energy is reduced. A new study has shed light on the internal quality control system that may be responsible for the removal of protein clumps.
Up until now, vitamin D2 and D3 were assumed to have the same nutritional value. This landmark study out of the University of Surrey, U.K. looked at both types of vitamin D—D2 (plant source) and D3 (animal source) and their effectiveness in raising levels of vitamin D in our body.