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Great Tips for Healthy Living

The Role of Vitamin D in Infection

When it comes to infections, vitamin D holds an enviable place. The vitamin’s central role in immunity has been the topic of numerous scientific publications. We now know that vitamin D is an immunomodulatory hormone that increases the production of proteins used by immune cells to destroy and... Continue Reading

These Times, They Are Crazy: Dealing with Isolation with Dr. Brunel

Isolation is an effective and well proven infection control strategy. During an epidemic, the isolation and treatment of infected patients together with the quarantining of those who could have been infected represent the most effective control measures. Unfortunately, it is also expected that... Continue Reading

Tips to conquer insomnia

Today we look at how to conquer insomnia and some tips on how to get you back into a normal sleeping routine. Sleep is a basic brain function which means that we should all be able to get the rest we need. Unfortunately for many of us sleep does not come easily. The good news is that poor sleep is... Continue Reading

How to adjust to colder temperatures

It is that time of the year again. The days are getting shorter and colder. Fall is here and winter will follow shortly. Unfortunately, we are typically most comfortable when the temperature hovers between 24-27C but sadly, those pleasant temperatures will not return again for several months. Of... Continue Reading

Concrete Steps in Preventing Chronic Disease

The greatest health challenge currently faced by Canadians is the ever growing burden of chronic disease. The management and prevention of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer has become essential for the welfare of our society. Prevention is... Continue Reading

Common Mistakes Men Make When it Comes to Their Health

Currently, across the developed world, women live roughly five to ten years longer than their male counterparts. Understanding why holds some answers to better health and longevity. Here are eight critical mistakes men make when it comes to their health:  1 - Eating poorly The latest surveys... Continue Reading

Dietary fat – the good the bad and the ugly

Dietary fats are one of the key nutrients in our diet. They provide essential nutrients such as fat soluble vitamins. Fats are also infamous for the amount of calories they contain. Unfortunately, not all fats are created equal and choosing the right types is essential for health. The... Continue Reading

The Quality of Our Food – When Producing More is Not Necessarily Better

Since the beginning of plant cultivation, humans have been selecting plants that will produce more and larger fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, by focusing on improving production, the quality or the nutrient content of the grown food is often negatively affected. Since the turn of the... Continue Reading

Sunshine and Sunscreen – friend or foe?

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada. Making lifelong efforts to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation is important to reduce the risk and prevent the development of cancer. Can sunscreen be toxic? There are two types of active ingredient in sunscreens: chemical... Continue Reading

4 Ways To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada. Making lifelong efforts to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation is important to reduce the risk and prevent the development of cancer. Four main strategies are recommended when it comes to UV protection: 1. Limit skin exposure... Continue Reading