Health Issues Q-Z

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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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Your Shampoo May be Contributing to Chronic Dandruff

I have had an interesting history with chronic dandruff, and attempted dandruff control using a variety of shampoos, ever since I was a teenager. Today I am happy to say I live a shampoo-free life and my dandruff is finally gone! Why? Because shampoo... »

Vancouver registered dietitian

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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Sleep Deprivation Increases Hunger, Shows a Study

If you’re looking to shed a few extra pounds, consider whether your sleeping habits may be hindering the weight loss process. Sleep helps regulate energy balance and metabolic functioning. Those who are sleep deprived may be more likely to increase t... »

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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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Vancouver Naturopaths Can Help with Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are an often painful condition where the large veins in the legs become swollen. Varicose veins are also a distressing cosmetic condition, leaving many people unwilling to wear shorts or skirts. Severe varicose veins have to be treated... »

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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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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... »

Vancouver weight loss coach

Dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting

The vicious cycle of unsuccessful dieting—known as yo-yo dieting—makes you regain all the weight you just lost. Weight cycling is incredibly frustrating, but you can avoid it.  Yo-yo dieting is more frustrating than harmful. You deny yourself your fa... »

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High Protein Diet to Drop the Pounds

You can put more food on your plate with a high protein diet. This popular new diet could speed your metabolism and help drop the pounds. This is a diet you must follow with care. The high protein diet can be also high in saturated fat, and low in fi... »

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Weight Loss Bacteria

A type of bacteria has been discovered which caused drastic weight loss in animal studies. So can we stop worrying about diet and exercise, and start ordering dessert? Not yet! Eating less and exercising more is still the answer. A fascinating story ... »

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Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a very serious problem in North America, affecting millions of people. Being overweight increases your risk of developing this disease. Taking steps to lose weight is one of the best ways to protect yourself from developing this ch... »

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Probiotics for Weight Loss? Gut Health and You

Probiotics, a beneficial type of microorganism, has long been included in Northern European and Japanese diets, but probiotic foods are growing in popularity here in BC. Probiotics are usually eaten as part of live cultured, fermented foods such as y... »

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Is Your Stress Off The Scale? Vancouver Naturopaths Improve Your Adrenal Function

Vancouver naturopaths like Dr. Carol Lin, ND, know that stress is a major factor in ill health. Is your stress spiking? Visit your downtown Vancouver naturopath for help. We all suffer from stress—it’s a part of modern life. But is it affecting your ... »

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Botanical Medicine: Vancouver Naturopaths’ Natural Ways To Health

Downtown Vancouver naturopaths offer a variety of treatments to promote your health and well-being, including the use of botanical medicine. Dr. Carol Lin, ND, knows that botanical, or herbal, medicine has been successfully used for centuries. And it... »

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Fats To Fear—Names And Shames

We investigated the benefits of fat-free foods and found what diets offer on eating healthy fats. “Don’t eat fats,” scream some diets. “Fat makes you fat” or even “Fat kills”. But we need some fats in our diet. The key is eating sensibly, and being e... »

eat more beets and celery to avoid excess sodium says Vancouver weight loss coach

Eating Too Much Sodium?

Canadians eat too much sodium. And salty foods are often the ones which make us gain weight. By cutting down on these foods we’ll become much healthier. Schools and other entities in the know typically advise everyone to abide by the Health Canada gu... »

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Educating Women About “Candida Diet” for Chronic Yeast Infections

The “candida diet,” which really is about promoting health, can not only help eliminate this pesky infection for good, but it can help induce significant weight loss, therefore leading the way as a double benefit. Candida albicans is a common problem... »

Benefits of organic foods -- decide for yourself

Benefits of Organic Food — Naturopathic Study

Some organizations are trying to discount the benefits of organic food.  But what is the truth? With our many natural food shops and local farmers markets, Vancouver loves buying organic. We all think organic versions of foods are good for us, but wh... »

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Can Diet Drinks Make You Fat?

A friend of mine gulps down multiple 20 oz. bottles of Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi per day.  But could it be that drinking zero calorie drinks can actually prevent you from losing weight or perhaps even make you gain weight.  Could diet drinks make you f... »

Vancouver Registered Dietitian

Metabolic Syndrome – a Potential Fatal Combo: Vancouver Registered Dietitian

Metabolic syndrome is something that you may have never heard about, warns a Vancouver registered dietitian. “It is not a “disease” but it is the name of a group of risk factors that, if combined, significantly increase the likelihood of stroke, hear... »

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Vancouver Naturopath Says Food Allergies and Gastrointestinal Problems Are Connected

“Food allergies and gastrointestinal sensitivities can often be connected” states downtown Vancouver Naturopath Dr. Carol Lin. “Unlike anaphylactic reactions, symptoms from hidden food allergies can occur several hours, or even days after exposure, m... »