Entries by Irene Hogan

Candida

Candidiasis is an infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida fungi especially Candida albicans. These fungi are found almost anywhere in the environment, and some may live harmlessly alongside with the abundant native species of bacteria that normally colonize in the mouth, the gastrointestinal tract and vagina. In these situations the overgrowth of Candida is […]

Is it Menopause?

Are you experiencing problems with insomnia, changes in mood, irritability,decreased sexual libido, hot flashes or night sweats that interfere with sleep  or daily functioning? Are there memory or other cognitive problems? Are there palpitations,or anxiety, worsening of depression,or premenstrual symptoms? Are you suffering with vaginal dryness , urinary incontinence or increased urinary tract infections? Do […]

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Probiotics – Good for Your Gut

So you’ve seen the advertisement, grocery shelves are loaded with fortified yoghourts but what exactly are probiotics? Should you be taking them? Pro=for life,biotics=bacteria, so essentially they are live bacteria that are good for life. The body has more bacteria in it than cells.In fact 10 x the amount. They are live non-toxic bacteria beneficial […]

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Drug Nutrient Depletion

Are the medications you’re taking robbing you of essential nutrients? Yes its true taking certain commonly prescribed drugs can cause certain nutrients i.e. vitamins and minerals to be depleted from the body. This can lead to increased risks for other diseases, and or side effects from the medications. So what can be done about this […]

Are You Too Acidic

What is acidosis? What is an acid base balanced diet? The modern day diet here in North America of primarily meat and grains creates a significant acid burden. Acids are produced normally as a result of normal metabolism. However our poor diet with a lack of alkaline green leafy vegetables and fruits causes hyperacidity where […]

Top 10 Health Checks for Women

So just what you need one more thing on your never ending list of things to do! What are we talking about; well let’s see would you drive your car without having it serviced? Well why would you wait till you are sick to schedule a yearly check up? Even if you’re feeling healthy the […]

Keeping Your Breasts Healthy

Breasts change many times in many ways over a lifetime. Getting to know how your breasts normally feel and look is the first step towards promoting good breast health. Breasts like women’s bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Their tissue is varied; they change as we age and one breast may be bigger or […]

How to Thrive in a Toxic World

A report from the Environmental Working Group(EWG) found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood from babies. Those pollutants included pesticides, consumer product ingredients and wastes from burning coal, gasoline and garbage. These chemicals were all passed on the newborn by their mothers. Other similar studies have shown the same […]

Turmeric

Turmeric is a herb and spice frequently used in Ayurvedic medicine as part of their traditional health system which uses herbs and foods as well as lifestyles such as yoga to stay healthy and treat illness when it occurs. however many of these ancient remedies and herbs are now crossing over into north American and […]