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Vancouver MMR shot

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... »

couch potato syndrome

The Science Behind Couch Potato Syndrome

The science behind being a couch potato may be cooked up whole, or cut into pieces so it is easier to bite off, but the final message may be boiled down to something not unlike the consistency of mashed potatoes. Yes, it is as starchy and bad for you... »

astragalus

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... »

Astragalus membranaceus

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 and wellness coach

Calorie Restriction Diet Increases Your Lifespan, Because of Amino Acids?

You may have heard about the calorie restriction diet whereby if you eat significantly fewer calories than you need, your body goes into preservation mode and you may end up living much (perhaps as much as 50%) longer than people on a regular diet.  ... »

Vancouver Naturopath

Proteolytic Enzyme Therapies Are Evidence-Based: Vancouver Naturopath

Proteolytic enzyme therapy, according to Dr. Carol Lin, a downtown Vancouver naturopath, is an evidence-based type of therapy that can help reduce symptoms and increase efficacy of treatments in cancer patients. Naturopathy is a natural and holistic ... »

Vancouver Dietitian

Outdoor Fast Food Ads May Put You at Risk for Obesity

Outdoor advertisements may have a negative impact on eating habits.  Most people irrationally believe that advertisement have no impact on them… just like an overwhelming majority of motorists think that they are better than average drivers.  If you ... »