Herbal Supplements to AVOID When Getting Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, typically made with hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm), are becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment throughout Canada and in Edmonton. People seeking to look younger by restoring volume lost to their face or lips, fight the sagging effects of gravity, or relieving the look of tired eyes often forget to consider that some herbal…

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Can You Lower Your Cholesterol Levels by Eating Pistachio Nuts?

Elevated levels of serum cholesterol represent a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. In fact, there’s actually a direct relationship between not only plasma levels of total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and coronary heart disease, but also coronary mortality. In Canada, the current guidelines recommend screening of men over 40 and women over…

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Does Fish Oil Supplementation Improve Body Composition?

Let’s face it, who among us doesn’t want to lose some flab from around our wait or other areas of our body?  At the same time, many of us also want to achieve a more toned and in some cases muscular physique.  We also live in a society where quick fixes and easy solutions prevail…

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Fish Oil and Red Yeast Rice vs. Simvastatin to Reduce Cholesterol?

High cholesterol is a serious risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Though the efficacy of statin type medications are well-established, the compliance rate of these drugs can be lowered by patient concerns over side-effects as well as medication costs.

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