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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Health Benefits of Green Tea?

Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.  Speaking of water, with all of the potential health benefits of green tea, in particular, perhaps we should be putting it in the water?  Seriously.  Or rather, let’s take a look at some reasons why you should be drinking green tea more…

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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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Warning for Pregnant Women Who Drink Green Tea

Though the popularity of green tea is still predominantly in Asian countries, its following is growing in North America.  Green tea itself contains antioxidants and polyphenols, in particular such as catechins which have a number of potential health benefits including weight loss and promoting cardiovascular health . Folate and Pregnancy Folate…

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Warning for Green and Black Tea Drinks!

Green Tea is a very popular drink not only in Asian countries, but throughout the world.  In western nations, black tea is probably even more popular. Green tea itself has many potential health benefits including promoting weight loss as well as beneficial effects on glucose tolerance (potentially beneficial for people with diabetes).  Both green as…

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Does Green Tea Improve Glucose Tolerance?

Green Tea and glucose tolerance? The results of a recent study suggest that supplementation with 3 capsules of green tea extract (total: 890 +/- 13 mg polyphenols and 366 +/- 5 mg EGCG) increased fat oxidation, insulin sensitivity, and glucose tolerance in young healthy men. “BACKGROUND: Green tea consumption is reportedly associated with various health-promoting…

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Recent Study Highlights Protective Benefits of Green Tea

Benzene is an important industrial solvent which is used to make lubricants, dyes, detergents among other things…  However, benzene exposure can have serious adverse health effects including bone marrow suppression, cancer, anemia, and high level exposure can result even in death. This recent study demonstrates that green tea can reduce oxidative stress induced by benzene…

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