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Food for Thought

Feed your Brain! These supplements aid in optimizing your brain health (and recovery), and who wouldn’t like to sharpen up their brain health? Melatonin – melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland. It acts as a sleep aid by regulating your circadian rythm. As you age your production of melatonin may reduce, resulting […]

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Why insulin for type 2 diabetes?

Here is a puzzler: If insulin resistance comes about because of the presence of too much insulin, why are the most insulin resistant people, type 2 diabetics, treated with insulin? Dr. Jason Fung, author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, suggests that this treatment is in fact the opposite of what should be done. He […]

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Blue Light and Insomnia

  According to a 2015 Harvard study, our screens’ (phones, tablets, and t.v.’s) melatonin-inhibiting blue light delays sleep latency by an average of 10 minutes. Even if you are prone to falling asleep in front of a screen, that can be a problem too. Light from your t.v. or computer can still filter through your […]

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Party Smart for the Long Weekend

 In this case I am referencing the product named “Party Smart” and it’s use in preventing the malaise one might experience after taking in too much alcohol. It is worth noting that any amount of alcohol is a negative force against good health. In 2017 the group of physicians in the UK who had originally […]

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Stay healthy while you travel!

For travellers planning to vacation locally or internationally, there are many reasons to visit Pharmasave Summerland before going away. Whether people are planning to visit a tropical paradise or embarking on an epic family journey to a theme park or a “bucket list” eco-adventure, your Pharmasave pharmacist can meet your essential travel health and safety needs. […]

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Probiotics: Is more better

Probiotics have far reaching health benefits. Everything from weight management to mental wellness to immune health can be improved utilizing the right probiotics. There are multiple studies showing the benefits for both single-strain probiotics as well as specific multi-strain combinations. To that end, more than one strain of probiotic flora in one product can certainly […]

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Butterbur. What is it for?

Butterbur. What is it for?   Butterbur is a perennial shrub found throughout Europe, parts of Asia, and even in North America. The leaves of this plant are large and were used at one time to wrap butter, that’s the origin of its name. But when you see a bottle of butterbur extract on the […]

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Getting Excite-o for Phyto

Getting Excite-o for Phyto Phytoplankton, that is.  There has been a great deal of marketing and buzz about phytoplankton and a great many claims to go along with it. These claims include Better skin health Better digestive health Reduced inflammation Improved recovery time after strenuous exercise Improved mood Greater longevity Most of the data regarding […]

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5 Ways you might be doing

Ketosis is an energy state where your body uses fat as a source for ketone bodies, a fuel source generated from stored fat and used in place of carbohydrate sugars. Many people are utilizing a ketogenic diet in an attempt to lose excess body fat, but here are some of the things they may be […]

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A Keto-boost after the Holidays

If you’ve been learning about the ketogenic method of weight loss but you’ve also learned about how uncomfortable some people’s experiences have been transitioning to a low carbohydrate diet, you might be wondering: Is there anything to ease the transition? It’s important to note that many people don’t really experience any discomfort, apart from entering […]

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Side Effects of a Ketogenic Diet Part 1: Kidney Stones

Lately there has been quite a bit of “buzz” about ketogenic diets, also called keto-diets, and the benefits this nutritional lifestyle can have on your health. A large portion of the population who have embraced the keto lifestyle have enjoyed decreases in blood pressure, better control of there blood sugar levels, improvement in symptoms of […]

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Side Effects of a Ketogenic Diet Part 2: Blood Pressure

Lately there has been quite a bit of “buzz” about ketogenic diets, also called keto-diets, and the bene ts this nutritional lifestyle can have on your health. Last time I addressed how nutritional ketosis can possibly lead to the formation of kidney stones and how supplementing with potassium citrate can mitigate this risk. Another change, […]

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