Brain Drain and Menopause: Reality or Myth ?

Is there such a thing as Brain Drain and Menopause? Research shows that the female sex hormone, estrogen, plays a key role in brain function. Estrogen declines during menopause, but that doesn’t mean your brain function will decline along with it. Although estrogen produced by our bodies helps the brain function, there’s no clear clinical…

Travel alerts internationally for polio and measles outbreaks this summer. Check your vaccinations before traveling

Travel alerts for polio worldwide & the resurgence of measles outbreaks in Canada, Europe and Africa, highlight the need for Canadians to get vaccinated before traveling to affected areas. Measles is a virus that can affect anyone and is highly contagious for individuals that have not previously had measles, or have not been vaccinated. As…

Flu Season is here!!!

                              Ontario has already documented a few cases of flu and the vaccine is HERE       Influenza vaccines authorized for use in Canada are safe and associated with minimal side effects and can be administered to anyone over 6months of age. *We know that between 10% and 20% of all Canadians will…

Vaginal atrophy affects more than 2 million post-menopausal Canadian women

But intimacy does not need to be sacrificed Vaginal atrophy (VA) is a common but treatable condition affecting post -menopausal women.  VA is where the vaginal walls become thin, fragile and inflamed due to the reduction of estrogen that naturally occurs during menopause***. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy include: burning, itching, dryness, irritation and painful intercourse.…

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging  Is 60 the new 40?  Part 3 Determinants of healthy aging In my previous blog, I provided some disturbing statistics about the health of Canadians.  Diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels are alarmingly high and can contribute to heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.  But if you can modify the…

Healthy Aging. Is 60 the new 40?

Part 1 Healthy aging is a lifelong process of optimizing opportunities for improving and preserving all aspects of your health whether it’s your physical well being, enhancing your social and mental wellness or transitioning successfully through various stages in your life. Healthy aging can delay or minimize the severity of chronic diseases and disabilities in…