Immune System.

The Series Of Events That Leads To Elderly Health Issues

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last few weeks, researchers have discovered a natural yet nasty phenomenon leading to troubles in the elderly. The reports focus on two very different parts of our bodies, the immune system and the microbial population in our guts. Though both studies were conducted in mice, the results unveil an inconvenient reality we may all face as we get older.

Fats Could Reduce The Need For Stronger And Stronger Antibiotics

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

We are facing an antibiotic resistance crisis. Almost every health authority has sounded the alarm and the most recognized authority, the World Health Organization, is doing all it can to slow the arrival of the post-antibiotic era. Yet, even as these calls are made, the use of these drugs continues to be unacceptably high.

Here's Another Reason To Add Fibre To Your Diet

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Earlier this month, an international team of researchers discovered even more benefits to fibre. Based on their findings, eating the indigestible may help our bodies stay balanced. Even more interesting, these improvements may occur without the help of our gut bacteria.

We May Soon Have A Trojan Horse To Defeat Cancer

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Until about ten years ago, the only weapons we had against this internal enemy were surgery, chemicals and radiation. But around that time, researchers began a quest to use more natural means to identify these antagonistic agents and rid them. Two very different strategies were initiated in the process. One relied on repurposing an already known enemy while the other utilized our own internal defense forces.

Start Breathing Like It's Keeping You Alive (Because It Is)

Gillian Mandich | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

By bringing attention to the breath throughout the day we can cultivate self-awareness. Something as simple as learning to breathe properly can have a significant impact on both your body and mind, leaving you feeling more efficient, productive and energized!

Why Colds And The Flu Feel Worse At Night

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

As cold and flu season continues to rage across the country, many Canadians are dealing with a rather frustrating conundrum. During the day, they seem to fare well with the infection but as soon as bedtime arrives, the situation worsens. The aches and pains return, the nasal passages fill up with mucus, and that infernal coughing comes back with a vengeance.

Expert Advice On How To Boost Winter Immunity

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
Christine E. Laprade

If you spend a lot of time on social media or watching reality shows, you might have heard of a high profile doctor or seen some posh black or gold caddies in some for your wellness feeds.

How Microbes May Control Our Body's Inner Clock

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Though the circadian rhythm is hard to control directly, researchers have learned it can be trained indirectly through diet. By switching the timing and content of meals, we can change that inner clock to better reflect the world outside. How exactly food can change our rest patterns happens has been difficult to figure out yet over the past few years, one particular culprit has been identified: our microbial population.

Canada's Food Guide Needs To Reflect Our Microbes

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last decade, researchers have gained insight into how certain gut microbes, particularly bacteria, influence our health. They have learned the mere presence of some species can affect us. Yet the majority of effects on wellness come as a result of the byproducts these organisms make.

Five Cold-Fighting Foods To Add To Your Diet

AFP/ Relaxnews | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living

Eat right, feel right!

What The Human Body Can Teach You To Combat Cyber Attacks

David Masson | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada
David Masson

Cyber attacks make global headlines on a near weekly basis and Canadian organizations are not immune. Most will remember the hack of Ashley Madison, r...

Why Dust Mites May Make You Wheeze

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

It's that time of the year when the air warms up, the humidity rises, and those with allergies suffer. The culprits are numerous but usually involve outdoors allergens. Yet, one particularly problematic pest lives inside the home and is known to cause a variety of respiratory troubles including asthma.

The Top Exercise To Detoxify Your Body

Tosca Reno | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Living
Tosca Reno

What if you could do only one, low impact, fun exercise? What if that exercise could power up your immune system to fight diseases like cancer, more effectively, while also helping you manage weight? What if that were possible in one third the time other exercise takes? What if that exercise could chase fat and cellulite while making you ultra-healthy?

Fight The March Blues With These 8 Cold And Flu Remedies

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Exposure to bacteria and viruses along with mental and physical stressors can take a toll on our bodies, making us susceptible to illness. While we cannot always prevent the cold and flu, having a strong immune system is one of the best protections against these pathogens, and get us back to feeling ourselves quicker.

Have Researchers Found A Way To Turn Off Food Cravings?

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Canada is dealing with an obesity challenge. At the moment, one in four adults and one in ten children are defined as being obese. One might believe the answer to obesity is simply to eat less and exercise more. Yet, over the last few decades, researchers have learned this condition is far more complex than initially believed.

If You're Always Getting Sick, Start Eating More Of These Foods

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Living

Don't be that person who's always getting a cold.

The Link Between Vitamin D And Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the oldest ailments in human existence and for anyone suffering from this condition, the symptoms can be unbearable. At the microscopic level, the lining of the joints becomes inflamed and as a result, aches. Trying to figure out how to manage arthritis has been the goal of many researchers.

If You Think You're Going To Catch A Cold, You Probably Will

AFP / Relax News | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living

Think positive thoughts.

5 Ways To Make Cold Weather Training More Bearable

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

It's getting dark and cold here in Canada. Cold weather and less sunlight changes your body in a few different ways. Here are five tips that can help you conquer the cold weather and stay on track with your fitness goals.

12 Ways To Stay Healthy During Cold And Flu Season

Andrea Sarjeant | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Sarjeant

The food that we eat and our lifestyle habits can either boost or impair our immune system. Discover the key nutrients, foods and habits to adopt to help reduce the chance of catching something nasty, and to help speed recovery if you do.

Top 5 Cold And Flu Fighting Supplements

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.05.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Cold and flu season is upon us! The usual advice to fight off colds and the flu? Plenty of fluids and lots of rest to let your body fight off the virus. But productive people want to know: isn't there anything else I can do for some extra cold and flu-fighting power?

Antioxidant-Rich Elderberry Can Help with Weight Loss

Carl Thompson | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada Living
Carl Thompson

Effective, safe weight loss is about more than dieting. It's about maintaining a healthy lifestyle: good nutrition and often, regular exercise. But sometimes the ability to stay active can be hampered by injuries or fatigue -- and one of the main causes of such discomforts is inflammation. Luckily, elderberry can help.

5 Ways to Cope With the Stressful Fall Season

Bryce Wylde | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
Bryce Wylde

We're well into September which means we've entered a shift in our activities: vacations have wrapped up, kids are back at school, the days are getting shorter and we're all dealing with a routine shake-up. These changes add pressure to both parents and children alike. I've rallied up a few pointers on easy diet and lifestyle changes to adopt over the coming months to reduce stress, increase energy and boost overall wellness.

10 Foods That Will Boost Your Immunity

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living

Battling a summer cold? Time to go grocery shopping.

It Is Possible to Counteract (Some) Drug Allergies

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Desensitization, which involves gradual reintroduction of a drug, starting with very small doses, makes it possible for some people to take a medication that would normally trigger an allergic reaction. The procedure, of course, must be done under direct supervision of a health-care professional in case you develop a severe reaction.