Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) for Joint Pain

Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) are natural vegetable extracts made from avocado and soybean oils. They contain anti-inflammatory substances known as phytosterols. Phytosterols (plant sterols) from ASU preparations are thought to be the primary sources of protective activity for cartilage-producing cells. ASU reduces damage to cartilage by increasing the synthesis of collagen and proteoglycan (aggrecan), and [. . . more]

Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoos are no longer the taboo, rebel-marking symbols of the past, but have become more and more common across the population. While each person’s reason for getting a tattoo varies between personal, cultural, and other influences, a lot more people have, and are getting more tattoos. With more tattoos comes more tattoo regret, and the [. . . more]

Remedies for Cold Sores

It’s the day before your big holiday party or your family reunion and the inevitable happens – you develop a painful and unattractive cold sore. Most cold sores appear on the mouth or lips, but they can also appear on your nose, fingers, chin or cheek. Cold sores are highly contagious blisters caused by the [. . . more]

Nursing Home Shortage Looms as Aging Baby Boomer Population Grows

According to demographic projections by Statistics Canada, the number of seniors in Canada will increase rapidly by 2031 when the youngest baby boomers will have reached age 65. By 2036, seniors will represent 23-25% of the population – a total of around 10 million seniors. The growing number of older adults in Canada will put [. . . more]

Essential Fatty Acids for Children with Attention Disorders

Attention deficit disorders are among the most common childhood psychiatric diagnoses. Medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Risperidone are often prescribed. While these medications can be helpful for controlling symptoms, they do nothing to address the underlying causes of the condition. Essential fatty acids, such as the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahaexanoic [. . . more]