October 13, 2015

The Ugly Truth About Meal Replacement Drinks

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Here it goes…I have to rant about something that gets my blood pressure up in seconds! Just the other day I had a discussion with a friend about “Boost type drinks”, how they use clever marketing campaigns and how some health “experts” were actually promoting it as beneficial for people on the go and for […]

Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Not So Ugly Facts

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Are you confused about coffee? It’s more popular than ever but there are conflicting reports all over the Internet. Some health professionals urge us to avoid coffee because of its health risks, while others recommend coffee for its health benefits. No wonder we’re so confused! Which is it: guilty pleasure or health booster? In this […]

Is Toxic Mold Making You Sick?

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Are you tired? Sick? Tired of being sick? Do you have problems remembering or concentrating? Do you suffer from migraines, muscle cramps, numbness and tingling and/or insomnia? Toxic mold could be making you sick. Within your home, your workplaces, and even in some of our foods may be lurking something so small—but so toxic—and it […]

Costly pain relief – are over the counter drugs safe?


It’s been long known that over-the-counter drugs come with a long list of potential side effects. In fact, overdose on acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, is the number one cause of permanent liver damage. Many people are unable to take aspirin, as it is hard on the stomach and can cause stomach ulcers. So, they often […]

Does Technology Harm Our Health?


Technology is a wonderful thing. Thanks to technology, you can connect with people and access information effectively and efficiently like we never could before! But do we, as a society, suffer from technology overload? I see it daily: people checking their email in my waiting room; people on social media; kids playing on their electronic […]

Flavored water enhancers won’t enhance your health!

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The latest trend to hit the beverage aisle comes in pocket-sized packs of super-concentrated syrups that are marketed to enhance your water. This trend is doing so well that sales are skyrocketing and it is expected that it will be a $1 billion international market this year! But are these flavor enhancers really all they […]

Erectile Dysfunction – What Can You Do to Keep Your Engine Running?


According to a 2014 study, Viagra and other similar drugs prescribed for male erectile dysfunction (ED) may increase the risk for malignant melanoma. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in these drugs, works by inhibiting PDE5A and increasing nitric oxide production. Low expression of PDE5A is known to increase the invasiveness of melanoma cells. Primary care physicians […]

Mercury Toxicity: Do you have it?


If you call Poison Control and ask them what level of mercury exposure is considered safe, they will not hesitate to answer “NONE”! In fact, even minimal exposure to mercury can lead to a long list of health issues. And while the sale of glass mercury-filled thermometers has been banned in Canada showing a growing […]

Probiotics Benefits – Yogurt is Not Enough!


You’ve heard it time and time again: probiotics are essential to good health. Health experts—including myself—extoll the virtues of maintaining a healthy gut flora to reduce the symptoms of many different chronic diseases. It is important to get enough probiotics every day. But, when we go out in search of a good probiotic, the options […]

Dr. Nathalie’s Top Tips for Competing in a Race


Now that the nice weather is here, all of the race weekends are upon us. It seems that each year, there are new ones that are being added to the already long list of options. Runners can choose to do marathons, half-marathons or those beginning can do 10 km, 5 km and even some 1 […]