Entries by Irene Hogan

The Power of Cherries

So it’s that time of year when fruit is in abundance, let’s talk about one of my favourites and how they benefit your health. Cherries have traditionally been recommended and used for gout prevention, and the medical studies have shown that uric acid drops after eating Bing Cherries. (Journal of Nutrition June 2003). Elevated uric […]

Chronic Stress and a Woman’s Body

When a woman experiences prolonged stress, pregnenolone, a hormone essential for both coping with stress and producing female hormones, is diverted from the normal hormone pathway. As a result, the production of female hormones is compromised. This condition can cause a multitude of symptoms including irritability, mood swings, headaches, sleeplessness, and weight gain. Female hormone […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]