Thursday, 01 November 2018 17:02


A B12 deficiency can go undiagnosed for years, but this is how you know it's time to take notice. Earlier this month, a friend of mine barely avoided a horrible fall when she passed out during a hiking trip. Her diagnosis? B12 deficiency. Once she learned the symptoms, she realized it had been progressing for months, her symptoms disregarded, and her experience isn't uncommon.
Every cell in the body needs magnesium. It helps keep muscles strong and nerves alert. And studies suggests that daily magnesium supplements can even help an ailing heart. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in Canada and the US. With nearly half of our population consuming less than the recommended amount of magnesium in their diets, this prevalent magnesium deficiency is a commonly overlooked risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Studies demonstrate that the lower your intake of magnesium, the greater your risk of succumbing to cardiovascular disease.
There are thousands of anti-yeast programs and supplements to choose from, but the common denominators for beating the stubborn infection are simple. 
Monday, 14 December 2015 13:50

A New Flu Vaccine Approved - Oy Veh!

Health Canada and the FDA has approved a new flu vaccine—Fluad.  Should we say, “hooray,” or “oy veh”.  I will let you decide. Fluad is the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant called squalene.  Adjuvants in vaccines, such as aluminum, are used to cause a greater immune system response as compared to vaccines used without an adjuvant.  This increased immune system response is hypothesized to result in an enhanced efficacy of the vaccine–in other words; it should make the vaccine more effective.  Therefore, you would think that a flu vaccine with an adjuvant such as squalene would result in a more…