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Great Tips for Healthy Living

Is Your Birth Control Causing Osteoporosis?

Making Informed Choices About Your Birth Control The Birth Control Pill, in Brief Synthetic hormone birth control has been approved since 1960, re-formulated to a safer version in 1970, and expanded in formulations and delivery methods since (pills, patches, injections, IUDs). Synthetic... Continue Reading

5 Tips on Brain Health

This August at Naturmend is Brain Health Month! Here are 5 quick tips to take care of your brain: Try and incorporate healthy decisions a part of your daily routine. This not only is important in the foods we consume, but also how we decide to take care of ourselves. Healthy fats like... Continue Reading

Wheeze and Cough: Nutrition for Asthma

Every summer we see the same harrowing stories on the news. Raging, angry fires followed by smoke and air quality warnings. This time of the year can be particularly harsh on asthmatics. With the temperature on August 10th at a record high in Calgary and the city covered in smoke, I believe this... Continue Reading

The Importance of Balance

One of our senior citizens greatest concerns is the fear of falling and suffering a hip fracture or other mobility reducing injury. The prevalence of falls in the elderly is due to a loss of muscle strength and body proprioception (sense of balance). As we age, most of us realize that we are... Continue Reading

Fall in Love with Fall: 5 Tips to Embrace Autumn

The weather is changing, can you smell it in the air? The leaves begin to fall, the air grows a little bit crisper, you can smell the fresh and biting snow around the corner. Fall is one of my favourite times of year, and not necessarily because of the Pumpkin Spice Latte! Fall accompanies a sense... Continue Reading

Move it!

It's time to move it! There’s no better way to get yourself motivated and in shape then signing up (and doing) an organized event / race. The benefits of regular exercise are incredible! This one habit (exercise) done consistency can improve all aspects of life. Stats show that the minimum... Continue Reading

3 Brain-Boosting Effects of Exercise

Given that September is brain health awareness month at Naturmend it is a perfect time to discuss the effect of exercise on our brains. We all know that exercise is good for the body- it helps us to stay in shape and keeps our heart, lungs and muscles in optimal condition. But did you ever stop to... 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