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Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

Eighteen vials were rocking back and forth on a squeaky mechanical device the shape of a butcher scale, and Mark Lyte was beside himself with excitement. ‘‘We actually got some fresh yesterday — freshly frozen,’’ Lyte said to a lab technician. Each vial contained a tiny nugget of monkey feces that were collected at the Harlow primate la...

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Genetically Modified Food- Is This Really Sustainable Agriculture?

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), “few topics in agriculture are more polarizing” than the introduction of genetic engineering (GE) into food production. One commentator calls this “the WWI of food issues.” Extreme statements are common: that genetically modified organisms or GMOs will save humanity from starvation and that all GMO food is po...

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David Versus Monsanto

Most Canadians who have ever been interested in the availability of organic food or the state of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our country have heard of Percy Schmeiser.

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Exercise and Nutrition: The Success of Synergy

When it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes, people often wonder: “What is more important, nutrition or exercise?” At InspireHealth we believe both are of utmost importance and when considered together, proper nutrition and appropriate exercise make a powerful immune-boosting team.

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Treating the Symptoms of Perimenopause

Like puberty, menopause is a normal part of aging that all women experience. Perimenopause refers to the changes that occur before your body stops menstruating, and menopause is the completion of your body’s reproductive window.

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Acupuncture for Sports Injuries and Pain Conditions

When people think of musculoskeletal issues, the first things that come to mind are chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage therapy. Acupuncture is usually sought after all the aforementioned have been exhausted yet relief is still not present. Actually, acupuncture can be the first l...

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The Pursuit of a Non-GMO Food Supply

We decided to interview Maureen Kirkpatrick, the standards coordinator of the The Big Carrot, because we wanted to know just how difficult it is to live up to being as their website states, “Toronto’s first certified organic health food store specializing in organically grown, non-GMO and environmentally safe products since 1983.” As Green’s grocer on Broadw...

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The Right Dietary Fats: Essential for Mental Health

Healthy fats are brain food. Responsible for maintaining the functionality of your neural networks, fats known as lipids form 80 percent of the dry weight of the brain. According to the British Journal of Psychiatry, medical research has long focused on neurotransmitters alone when examining mental illness.

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Cortisol and the Stress Chain Reaction

Cortisol is a steroid hormone released by your adrenal glands under stress. The normal release of cortisol is essential for a balanced life and allows your body to handle stress and to maintain the immune system.

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