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Tips for Better Digestion

Digestion is the process by which our food is broken down so that it can be absorbed into the bloodstream and carried to cells throughout the body to provide nourishment and energy. If your digestive system is not functioning at its best, this may lead to the suppression of immune function along with a number of other functions within the body. Improving digestion is one of the most important steps you can take in improving your health.

How Does Inflammation Start and What Does it Do

Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants. It is a defense reaction of the body against injury. Inflammation stems from many sources, including:

Traumatic Brain Injury May Lead to Intestinal Damage

A study published in November 2017 has found that altered communication between the brain and the digestive system may contribute to increased infections in patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Identifying Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. Approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults age 20 and over live with diagnosed heart disease.[1] Knowing how to identify the signs of a heart attack could help to save a person’s life. Here is a list of symptoms and signs of a heart attack that should have you calling 9-1-1. [2, 3]

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Proper Exercise May Reverse Damage from Heart Aging

90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke, yet almost 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through healthy behaviours.[1] One of those healthy lifestyle habits is regular exercise.

Has S.A.D Got You Down?

Seven New Year Resolution Ideas You Can Feel Good About

Tired of the same old resolution year after year? Then we’re here to help. This is a list of New Year Resolution ideas that you can feel good about.

1. Perform one random act of kindness every day in 2018.

2. Use locally sourced products, and eat locally sourced food throughout 2018.

3. Plant a tree every month in 2018.

4. Take up volunteering.

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