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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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Flu Shots: Does one size fit all?

Many of us are familiar with the idea of receiving a flu shot, or influenza vaccine, as we enter into each flu season. In North America, flu activity occurs from October to March. As part of a Public Health campaign, many people may qualify to receive a flu shot at no cost. The conventional flu shot covers the 3 […]

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Don’t forget Ginkgo Biloba

Natural Health supplements are sometimes a little bit like fashion. Something will be quite popular and buzzed about for awhile (remember acid washed jeans?) and then get rolled back into the shadows while marketing picks up a new fad product. Awhile back Ginkgo Biloba was fairly energetically discussed and marketed but then it fell back […]

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A NAC for breathing easy

During our unfortunately smoky summers, an increasing number of people are dealing with breathing issues. In the pharmacy we start to notice the number of inhalers and puffers we dispense increase. Sales of cough syrups and lozenges also start to increase, indicating that a lot of folks are having some difficulty keeping their lungs clear […]

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3 Degrees Cooler

3 Degrees Cooler During the long hot summer days and nights many are looking for all of the best ways to stay cool. Even if you stay in the shade and drink ice water all day long, you may still want a bit of an “edge” to help you beat the heat.   Of course […]

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Creatine – Not just for competitive athletes!

For quite some time creatine has been a popular supplement for athletes. Creatine is frequently used as a dietary supplement to improve muscle strength and athletic performance since creatine is believed to play a vital role in skeletal muscle energy metabolism. Simply put, creatine can help your muscles perform better and recover from exercise more […]

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Why you don’t need to use Ketostix™ on a Ketogenic diet!

People everywhere have been enjoying great weight-loss success following ketogenic diet protocols. Ketogenic diets promote ketosis. Ketosis is when your body is using fat for fuel rather than carbohydrate. This is especially useful in weight loss because a dieter’s body will convert stored fat into energy rather than storing energy as fat. When you eat […]

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Summer Vitamins?

Are there season specific supplements? Remember vitamin D? During winter months in Canada we aren’t exposed to much sunlight which your body uses to produce vitamin D naturally. That’s why it’s so important to supplement with vitamin D while you’re not exposed to enough sunlight. That’s one example of a “seasonal supplement”. Now that we’re […]

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