What do we mean by functional and how does what we consume affect the body? Ian Craig discusses your functional health through the lens of sports drinks. What do I mean by functional? Functional has been a buzz word in exercise for many years, so we can use it as an example: Exercise needs to […]

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Some of the most common winter ailments are briefly profiled below. To effectively treat these common complaints, you need first to understand what causes them. To paraphrase the famous Chinese general, Sun Tsu, one must know thy self and know thy enemy and victory will be assured. In this case, the enemies are those winter […]

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There is so much information out there on supplements – what to take, how much, who needs what – that it can be confusing to sift through the research and separate the facts from the marketing hype. Michele Vieux, athlete and fitness trainer, helps athletes decide which supplements should be taken. I’ve spent a lot […]

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An underactive thyroid can be difficult to detect even though it brings a wide range of symptoms, some mild, others debilitating. It is, however, possible to make a sure diagnosis if the complex pattern of cause and effect between hypothyroidism and its symptoms are understood. The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland weighs between 8g and 40g and […]

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