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Liver Cancer Mushroom Supplement – Phellinus Linteus

The most common type of liver cancer is hepatoma, but a mushroom supplement using the medicinal mushroom Phellinus linteus may be coming to the rescue.  The study of mushrooms is called mycology. Mycological experts, like Paul Stamets, know about the... »

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Measles and Mumps Coming Back? Should You Vaccinate Your Child?

The Drudge Report reported earlier this week that measles, mumps and whooping cough – all potential deadly diseases are coming back because some parents are not vaccinating their children. If you live in Vancouver, should you vaccinate your child aga... »

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Veterinarians Prescribe Anti-Cancer Mushroom Complex for Dogs-Cats-Horses

In the Vancouver, BC area there are some veterinarians who are able to prescribe an important medicinal mushroom complex to their patients, the dogs and cats that enter their doors for cancer therapy. In some cases, horses are also able to use the mu... »

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Weighing Adult Obesity Statistics – Where is North America Fat?

North American children are by far more obese than they were a century ago, but people are living longer, too. Part of this shift has been education, economic change, quality of life, advances in medical field and technology, as well as health practi... »

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Flu Shots Are Unhealthy? An Alternative: Medicinal Mushrooms!

These days you seem to find two camps of people regarding whether flu shots are unhealthy or not… those who dependably get their flu shots every season and swear by them, and those who avoid them due to the debate on the health aspects of flu shots. ... »

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Can Commitment to a Diet Predict Weight Gain?

There are a number of benefits in committing to a weight loss plan. Adhering to an exercise and dietary regimen improves health, reduces risks of diabetes and heart disease, betters sleep and increases energy. Researchers at the University of Alabama... »

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Low-Sodium Meals Realistic?

We all know that a diet of high-sodium is bad for you — it is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and strokes — so why are Canadians still consuming double the amount recommended by Health Canada? The health... »

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What To Eat If You Have Hypertension

Do you have high blood pressure, or hypertension? If so, you must ensure that you have a healthy diet. A weight loss and wellness coach or physician may recommend the DASH diet for lowering blood pressure because of its great success and popularity. ... »

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Naturopath Solution For High Blood Pressure: Vancouver Naturopath Explains

Do you have high blood pressure? High blood pressure—also known as hypertension—is a very common condition but if untreated can lead to serious problems and even death. Downtown Vancouver naturopath Dr. Carol Lin, ND, explains the causes of high bloo... »

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Migraine Relief Offered by Vancouver Naturopath

Do you suffer from migraines? These debilitating headaches can make your life a misery. Migraines can cause pounding pain, nausea and sensitivity to light, and can strike at any time. A Vancouver naturopath like Dr. Carol Lin, ND, who is based in dow... »

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Sugar and Spice: Sugar Addiction is Not Nice! Says Vancouver Naturopath

Most of us have a sweet tooth, as downtown Vancouver naturopath Dr. Carol Lin knows. But are you addicted? Your own Vancouver naturopath will help you detox from sugar. It’s natural to love sugar. Our first food contained sugar: lactose in mother’s m... »

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Lose Weight Faster with Grapefruit?

The next time you crave a healthy snack, reach for a grapefruit. Grapefruits are low in calories and high in the fibre pectin, vitamin C and phytochemicals, making it a nutritious choice in helping reduce cholesterol and adding antioxidants to your s... »

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Is Your Body Fat Too High?

If you have a high body fat percentage—20% or over for men, 30% for women– you are overweight, according to many health experts, and you should try to reduce your body fat. You are at risk of becoming obese, which in turn leads to a greater ris... »

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Can Wheatgrass Help Weight Loss? We Ask A Vancouver Wellness Coach

You’re much more likely to stick to a diet if you’re interested in what you’re eating. And choosing foods—and drinks—which have health benefits will give your diet and exercise plan a boost. There are numerous benefits of wheatgrass. Wheatgrass has b... »

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Stay Motivated by Rewarding Yourself!

It is only natural to reward ourselves after accomplishing a goal, but can the possibility of reinforcements also motivate individuals to lose weight? Well, according to a study, it can… A study conducted at the University of Connecticut School... »

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Shrink Loose Skin with Raw Food Diet

I asked myself, “If I lose all that weight, what about the excess skin? How do I get rid of all that loose skin?” Horrified by the thought of all my stretch marks collapsing into a field of toneless crevices on my stomach that looked more like elepha... »

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Eating For A Healthy Planet: Vancouver Naturopath On Vegetarian Diets

Downtown Vancouver naturopath physicians like Dr. Carol Lin believe health and happiness come from creating balance and wellness. Following a vegetarian diet could provide many benefits, both for our health and for our planet. As naturopathic doctors... »

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Injection Therapy–Vancouver Naturopath Vitamin Treatment

Downtown Vancouver naturopath doctors have a substantial range of services to offer you, including a safe, speedy way of delivering vitamins. Dr. Carol Lin, ND, offers Intravenous Vitamin Injection therapy from her Vancouver practice. Intravenous Vit... »

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Tried Immortal Mushrooms? Vancouver Naturopath Asks…

There are many wonderful foods we can eat to improve our health and wellbeing, says downtown Vancouver naturopath Dr. Carol Lin, ND. Lemons fight colds. Garlic improves circulation. And the power mushrooms Reishi and Shiitake can even extend our live... »

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Lose Weight with Omega-3? Maybe Not…

Much has been reported about the metabolic and cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Recent animal studies have also claimed that omega-3 can help with weight loss due to appetite suppression, and changes in adipose tissues and fat oxidatio... »

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Do You Have High Blood Pressure? Vancouver Weight Loss Coach Can Help

High blood pressure—also known as hypertension—can lead to fatal illnesses. Is your blood pressure too high? If so, you can take steps to reduce it with advice from Bettina Mackenbach, a practicing dietitian and a Vancouver weight loss and wellness c... »

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Lose Weight with Pistachios

Not only are pistachios readily available and delicious, they’re also healthy and can help reduce weight. There’s a misconception that eating fatty foods such as nuts will contribute to weight gain. But small quantities of foods high in unsaturated f... »

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Spice Up your Regimen with Cinnamon

The next time you want to add a little extra flavour in your food without adding a lot of calories, use some cinnamon. It may even help you lose weight – just ask any weight loss coach! Cinnamon is for both weight loss and as an anti-inflammato... »

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Lose Fat by Eating Tofu

Soy, or soybeans, generally regarded as a healthy low-fat source of protein, is a staple in vegan and vegetarian diets, very often eaten in the form of tofu. Tofu is a soy bean curd found in common Chinese recipes. Commonly used as a substitution for... »

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Healthy Weight Equals Healthy Immune System

Working towards a healthy weight does more than prepare you for a bikini body. Maintaining a healthy weight also improves your immune system. Your immune system is absolutely vital for your health. The immune system is our first line of defense again... »

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Vancouver Weight Loss Tip: Snack on Fruit!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but will it keep hunger away? Fruits are generally seen as a healthy source of nutrition, so it’s no surprise that the consumption of fruit decreases our feelings of hunger. But does it matter which form we consu... »

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Lose Weight with Barley

The next time grains are included in your recipe, opt for barley instead. A long established cereal grain from the grass family, barley contains eight essential amino acids and is loaded in vitamins. Barley can help lower cholesterol, regulate bowel ... »

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Lower Cholesterol with Astragalus Herb

From a health survey taken in 2011, it is estimated that 39 per cent of Canadians have unhealthy cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is crucial to the well-being of humans since it plays a vital role in cell membranes’ fluidity, permeability and structur... »

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Vancouver Naturopath Asks, Have You Tried Immortal Mushrooms?

There are many wonderful foods we can eat to improve our health and wellbeing, says downtown Vancouver naturopath Dr. Carol Lin, ND. Lemons fight colds. Garlic improves circulation. And the power mushrooms Reishi and Shiitake can even extend our live... »

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Can the Herb Astragalus membranaceus Help Stroke Patients?

Astragalus membranaceus, a plant found in traditional Chinese medicine, has been used in the past for diabetes and healing. It can also help increase metabolism and sweating, reduce tiredness, and regulate the lungs, adrenal glands and the gastrointe... »

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