Stress Management and Adrenal Fatigue

When the intensity and frequency of stress in daily life exceeds a person’s threshold capacity for coping, things start to break down. Irritability, nervousness, and fatigue may set in. Blood pressure may be too high or too low. There may be cravings for sweet, salty or fatty foods. The person may experience more frequent or more severe infections such as colds. These symptoms can be the result of changes in adrenal function.

Stress Management: Stress Addiction

Are You Addicted To Stress? Stress is a fact of everyday life that can have more of an impact than we realize. Stress changes the chemistry of our bodies in ways that can have long term significance. This article looks at the physical changes induced by stress that can lead to stress “addiction” as well…

Flu: The Heroism of Prevention and Containment

Flu shot programs are available in most areas in Canada. If you don’t want to get the shot, you can still provide some protection to yourself and others through other means. The great thing about non-vaccine methods of protection is that they are natural and not-specific to the type of disease-causing organism.  Although the information…

Stress Management: Surviving, Striving, Thriving

We live in a stressed-out society. A little bit of stress can be challenging and motivating but too much leaves us feeling tense and exhausted. More importantly, high levels of chronic stress can have very serious impacts on health. The Physical Effects of StressStress makes us vulnerable to other illnesses. One thing stress does is…

Good Hydration: Water Quality

In North America, we have access to an abundance of water sources and it can be confusing to try to sort out whether one source, such as bottled water, offers any benefits over another source, such as tap water.

Good Hydration: Quantity

We’ve all heard the advice to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. It’s enough to make you feel like your back teeth are floating! But is it the right amount?

Body Whispers, Warning Signs

The problem for me, and some of the other readers, was that the article presented these “warning signs” without much context. Sometimes a headache is just a headache. The key thing is figuring out if what your body is whispering to you is a passing complaint or a cry for help, and context helps you do that.

Stress Management: Burnout or Balance

It’s your choice. Burnout. Sometimes it charges into your life. Sometimes it sneaks up on you. Serious burnout results from the interplay of circumstances and personality.  Circumstances such as your job, financial and relationship stresses.  Personality factors such as ambition/drive, altruism, and degree of comfort in setting boundaries. Your health plays a role too, especially…

Prostate Cancer Screening: The Role of PSA Testing

Some experts advise that the PSA test should be dropped, others say it still has value.  Who’s right?  If we drop the test, does this mean that men will no longer be screened for prostate cancer?

Healthy Skepticism

For the sake of your well-being and peace of mind, I recommend you develop some healthy skepticism if you receive one of these alarming emails, even if it comes from someone you know or what seems to be a credible source.