If you are currently a smoker, your eye doctor might warn you to quit this habit. Smoking is harmful to your respiratory health, and it is equally as harmful to your eyes. When you smoke, you increase your risks of developing eye diseases and problems, and you are taking the risk of losing your eyesight. Here are some of the issues smoking can lead to with your eyes and the reasons smoking causes damage and problems to your eyes. [Read More]
Ugly Toenails? You Could Blame the Dog
Are your toenails thick, discolored, and brittle? Have you tried nail fungus home remedies and over-the-counter creams, only to resort to wearing dark-colored polish on your toenails and avoiding open-toed shoes at all cost when none of them worked? If so, read on to learn why the family dog might be the cause of your ugly toenails. Specie-Jumping Dermatophytes Nail fungus is caused by microorganisms called dermatophytes. Dermatophytes are fungi that feed on keratin—a key ingredient in your hair, nails, and outermost layer of skin. [Read More]
Figure You've Got The Flu? Not So Fast: It Might Be Lyme Disease
Flu season is winding down, but here in Canada, tick season is just getting started. Late spring and early summer see the highest number of tick bites, with the highest numbers of Lyme disease reported in summer and fall. Canada is just beginning to get a grasp on the severity and breadth of the threat from Lyme disease, and medical professionals are trying to learn how best to diagnose it in its early stages. [Read More]
Could Massage Therapy Help Ease Your Eating Disorder Symptoms?
Experts estimate that around 15 to 20 percent of Canadian women show many of the symptoms of an eating disorder. These disorders can affect your mental and physical health in potentially life-threatening ways, so a doctor may recommend multiple treatment methods to help you get back to a healthier weight. Treatment plans can include psychotherapy, medical care, counselling and medication, but doctors can also add massage therapy to these plans. Find out more about the benefits of massage therapy, and learn how this treatment could ease the symptoms of your eating disorder. [Read More]