Anxiety disorders are a family of conditions often referred to simply as “anxiety” which represent the most prevalent mental health condition globally. Anxiety impacts more people than depression does, and is more common in females than males with over 275 million total global cases. Various medications used to help treat

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The use of antidepressant medication in Canada has increased significantly since the 1990s, with usage rates of over 5% making them among the most frequently prescribed medications in our country. This speaks, in part, to the mental health challenges we all face. Challenges only worsened by the recent pandemic, which

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I like to think of caffeine as everyone’s favourite 8 carbon compound. But that’s because I’m a weird science guy and its chemical structure is: C8H10N4O2 In reality, caffeine is often referred to as the most widely consumed Central Nervous System stimulant (CNS) globally – but you probably know it

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Cannabidiol, often referred to as CBD, is one of the over 100 compounds that exist naturally in the Cannabis plant. Often consumed in the form of an oil or capsule, CBD is generally contrasted to THC (the compound that gets you “high”) by being characterized as having minimal or no

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On Sunday March 13th our society will once again collectively spring forward and welcome the warmer, sunnier and longer days ahead. But we will also lose an hour of sleep, and there is both an adaptive period and cost associated with this – especially considering that about 1/3 of Canadians

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Although my one on one work with clients remains the most rewarding aspect of my career, I can’t deny that my total writing output over the last 5 or so years has to be up there in terms of my proudest achievements as a health professional. It just so happens

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Building on my previous piece on the dietary prevention of colorectal cancer, I hand the reigns over to my exceptionally competent intern Leeauna Duchesne to explore the topic from a slightly different perspective. Having previously authored an absolutely brilliant piece on the differential effects of fermented and high fibre foods

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You guys know how much I love my coffee – there is absolutely no introduction needed there and the plethora of coffee related content both on my website and social media are more than enough evidence of that. And, let’s be honest, I know the vast majority of you love

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