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The stomach is the highest area of nerves outside of the brain and is sometimes called the second brain. The stomach’s stress response inhibits the digestive system while the relaxation response activates it, that is why the relaxation response is...

The gut-brain connection is no joke as it can link anxiety to stomach problems and vice versa. Have you ever had a gut-wrenching experience? Do certain situations make you feel nauseous? Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach? We use these...
Washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds is one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy and prevent illness.

Living a healthy lifestyle is key to fighting off chronic illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and arthritis. It is also important to practise a healthy lifestyle to protect yourself against acute diseases and infections such as the common cold,...

It is almost the start of the new year, and time for a new you! You can do this by introducing more exercise into your life, but this is easier said than done when there is an ongoing pandemic, and the stresses of everyday life. Still, there are...

You want it to be the most wonderful time of the year, but issues like fatigue, pain and brain fog, while navigating the holidays safely, could make that difficult. We also cannot forget the other holiday stressors for persons living with a...

Christmas can be a busy time of the year for most families. While squeezing in those last-minute jobs, it is important not to forget our daily routines and, importantly, remember to take your medication. This was underscored recently by Dr Mario...

During the holiday season, the already challenging endeavour of making time for fitness becomes even more difficult. From Thanksgiving through Christmas and into the new year, it is very easy to overindulge in holiday goodies and neglect one’s...

The holiday season is a time of excitement and anticipation, but the cold weather, change in routine and increase in stress can also increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. In fact, recent studies show an increase in the number of deaths from...

There are several reasons your days may not be ‘merry and bright’ around the holiday season. These may include having a jam-packed social calendar, deadlines at work, the loss of a loved one, or all of the above. There are, however, ways in which...

This year’s holiday season may not involve the large gatherings of past years, but you may still want to enjoy traditional foods with close family members. Managing your cholesterol while maintaining holiday traditions is possible. Although holiday...
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