The Canadian government is set to approve the new Bill C-45 that will legalize recreational marijuana across the country. As most Western nations struggle to deal with the abject collapse of the American lead century long “war on drugs”, Canada will be among the first to tackle the drug problem by legalizing.
The new legislation builds upon the medicinal applications of marijuana. Although medicinal pot was permitted with a prescription in the country, use wasn’t widespread. Now the possibilities for marijuana, and the expansion of scientific research on its applications, will increase.
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The vitamin industry is a multi-billion dollar market that likely does more harm to your bank account than benefits to your body. Since multivitamins are big industry, it’s tough to navigate the multitude of claims from companies who’s sole purpose is to turn a profit. Do you really need you vitamin D or C to fix whatever malady or claim purported by clever marketing campaigns?
Outside of a recommendation from a family doctor for the sick or elderly, a balanced diet is the key to overall health. Anything more is probably not necessary. That means all of the money you spend in vitamins is literally going into the toilet. Since the body doesn’t need additional vitamin supplements, assuming that health diet, it treats it as waste.
But what about preventative measures that vitamin manufactures claim? Are there longterm benefits from a health dose of garlic or ginger?
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There are methods to reduce or eliminate snoring, some that require surgery, some with expensive machines. Nose and throat surgeons routinely do elective surgeries to open airways for people. Also, CPaP machines are popular for those who suffer from sleep apnea.
However, are there methods to try to reduce snoring that can be attempted at the fraction of the price?
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If your diet consists of sugars and carbohydrates, are you putting the best fuel in your body? We all know about healthy diets, but what about the things we eat helping to fight off cancers? That’s the power of some of the power foods out there. Check this TED talk out for more.
Anxiety is the body’s physiological response to external stimuli. Everyone can feel anxious as a response to things, namely stress. How you handle stress, and prevent anxious feelings, depends on your strategies to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Anxiety, however, also extends into mental illness. Anxiety disorders vary from panic, to social anxiety disorders. Although the approach to deal with disorders should include your doctor, there are tips and tools everyone can apply to reduce anxiety.
One of the challenges to anxiety is dealing with a feeling that you have liuttle control over. Anxiety is unpredictable. Conversely, there are few guaranteed ways to make anxiety magically disappear at a moments notice.
Here are some keys that help reduce anxiety, and more importantly, help guard against the intense effects of anxiety in the future.
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Whether you’re working out at the gym or going on a big hike, the single most important factor for muscle factor is hydration.
Before, during, and after work outs, ensure you are suitably hydrated. Depending on your body size you will lose 1 and up to 5 litres of water during a strenuous workout. Hydration is important to keep your body functioning properly!
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One of the quickest ways of living a healthy lifestyle is altering your diet to eliminate bad foods. One of the culprits in sugar, and soda contains loads of it.
Someone who drinks two cans a pop per day every day, for a year, will consume hundreds of thousands of calories, all from sugar. That’s 60 POUNDS of sugar from soda alone in a year.
That’s an extreme example, but it doesn’t prove a point, regular consumption of soda affects your health. It leads to weight gain (calories) and increases the chances, among other things, for Type-2 diabetes.
Solution? Eliminate soda and drink water.
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Kale is one of the healthiest foods you can get your hands on. Trouble is, many of us remember kale in one form–plate garnish. Putting it in your mouth doesn’t compute with your mind.
But do the health benefits outweigh the aversion to kale? It should, because being a super food means a commitment to kale will translate into numerous body benefits you can’t find in other foods.
One thing to help, find some simple recipes that will help you enjoy eating kale.
3 Quick and Easy Kale Recipes
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Getting a good night’s sleep can mean the difference between chronic health problems and a vibrant lifestyle. When you don’t get good sleep your body can’t reset or repair itself during the night. For men and women, the key to a good night’s sleep is reducing snoring. Here are three natural ways to reduce snoring at night.
1. Not the easiest, not the quick fix, but the main reasons why you snore is due to weight gain. Obesity increases the likelihood of snoring by closing your airway as you relax at night. Reduce snoring by maintaining a healthy body-to-fat ratio. That means constant and regular exercise regardless of age.
2. Sleep positions can greatly impact your snoring patterns. Back sleepers snore more because as they relax gravity takes over and the top of the airway becomes obstructed. Side or front sleeper do not have this problem. Try switching sleep positions at different times during the night.
3. Snoring Aids can help. There are a variety of different methods you can try to employ, most available at your local pharmacy. Although some are gimmicks (nose baskets that keep your nostrils wider), some provide basic relief. Nose-strips (brand name Breathe Right) are a popular option that can keep your nasal passage open as you sleep. This doesn’t guarantee an unobstructed passage, but it does make a difference that can reduce your snoring and get you a better sleep overall.
4. Watch what you eat. Controlling diet can impact your waistline, but it also reduces snoring for certain foods. Alcohol is notorious for increasing snoring as many develop slight reactions to the grains and additives in liquor. That leads to further reduction of the nasal passage. Be mindful that what you consume impacts you at night.
Be it pro athletes looking for the edge in recovery, or someone trying to relieve pain using alternative therapies, stretch fascia therapy could be a viable treatment. Patients enjoy a pain free treatment, which is appealing, provided by practitioners ranging from therapists specializing in stretch fascia, massage therapists, and more.
Fascia therapy is an approach that can provide lasting pain-relief as it focuses on the root cause of your pain versus simply treating the symptoms. It’s also a technique in injury prevention. Overall, it offers a re-adjustment of fascia tissue for improvement and focusses primarily on all the systems that the fascia surrounds including: nervous system, circulatory system, lymphatic system, visceral system and all connective tissue.
Fascia therapy is a manual therapy which uses finesse not force to help the body heal. Although stretching can be viewed by some as a painful experience, stretch fascia is pain-free.
Treatable symptoms include:
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