Articles and Q&A's



June 2017

Creatine

Q: I’ve always thought creatine was beneficial for those who wanted to bulk up like bodybuilders. Are there other benefits to supplementing with creatine?
June 2017

Mandarin Skin (and more) for Tummy Troubles

Nausea, indigestion, bloating, stomach upset, diarrhea…chances are you have experienced one of these symptoms sometime in the past. Oftentimes, these symptoms will resolve on their own or with the use of an over-the-counter medication. But, for those with a chronic gastrointestinal issue such as Leaky Gut Syndrome, finding a more long-term solution is key to living with their condition.
May 2017

Collagen Supplements

Q: I’ve heard a lot about collagen supplements and their skin benefits. What is your opinion on them? A: Collagen is an important part of the structural support and strength of connective tissue in the body, including the skin.
May 2017

Prevent and Prevail: New Herbal Arsenals Against the Cold and Flu

The viruses circulating our region this winter have produced particularly tenacious colds and flus with symptoms lasting weeks, if not months. This coupled with the fact that most of us catch anywhere from 8-10 colds a year has made many of us feel like we are perpetually sick. Once we’re sick, there is not much that can be done other than to purchase an over-the-counter product that may (or may not) provide you with relief of your symptoms.
April 2017

A Natural Approach to Stress and Anxiety Relief

Stress…stress…stress. This is certainly a buzzword in any social circle these days. Whether it is the pressures of meeting deadlines at the office, juggling home and work life, dealing with the space in an “empty nest”, studying for final exams, or dealing with the loss of family or friends, life has many ways of making us feel like we have been dealt more than we can handle.
April 2017

Detox Clear Change

Q: I’m a painter and have heard that it’s good to do a detox program once a year to clear my system of toxins that I encounter due to my line of work. What do you suggest?
April 2017

Spring Cleaning

With spring in the air, many of us feel inspired to clean house or to “turn a new leaf”. We prefer the latter metaphor when talking about detoxication as it implies a change in lifestyle versus a single event that then allows us to return to our prior state or habits. Many people think of doing a detox as an independent event that purges the body of as many toxins as possible so that we can continue with our current intoxicating habits. However, it is healthier for us in the long-run to use a detoxification program as a springboard to launch us into healthier habits and a healthier lifestyle.
March 2017

Marvelous Magnesium

Other than calcium, magnesium is probably the most well-known mineral in the body and for good reason. Magnesium plays an important role in bone structure and in over 300 cellular reactions including those invoved in regulating the building of protein, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control and blood pressure regulation. As such, deficiency in this mineral is associated with many conditions including hypertension, osteoporosis, diabetes and some cardiovascular diseases.
March 2017

Nobody Walks With Another Man's Gait

A Kenyan proverb says that “Nobody walks with another man’s gait.” GAIT is the way in which someone walks. Each of us is born with a unique biomechanical combination of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and skeletal structure which is designed to carry us through a lifetime of walking. This gives us our unique, natural way of walking. But sometimes, we are forced to change the way we walk, whether it be due to an injury, accident, weight-gain, surgery, habit, aging or simply over-use.
February 2017

D-STRESS (Lavender Oil)

Q: My mother is going through a stressful time and would like to try something to help alleviate her stress and anxiety. She is already taking quite a few medications and I am concerned about drug interactions. Is there anything she can try?
February 2017

Healthy, Sexy Legs

Sometimes sexy legs are not just about what you see on the outside. Helping your blood vessels to work properly can keep your legs looking slim and of a healthy colouring from the outside. Compression therapy is a well-known method of supporting the natural flow of blood and can be used in conjunction with supplements, which can improve the health of your blood vessels.
February 2017

Travel Smart

Sunny destination: check. Plane tickets: check. Sunscreen: check. Luggage: check. Passport: check. Missing something? If you have planned a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an exotic locale, don’t forget that there are several things you can do to prevent falling deathly ill. One of these things is VACCINATIONS. Read on to see why scheduling a Travel Clinic at CLOVERDALE PHARMASAVE or PHARMASAVE STEVESTON VILLAGE should definitely be on your travel checklist.