How To Get Along With Your Isolation Partner—and Yourself

Depression and Clinical Depression

Let’s set the scene. I live in a cozy East Vancouver house with four other roommates. That’s five bedrooms, one bathroom, one kitchen. That may sound like a nightmare to some, but it has usually worked out just fine. Most of my roommates travel often for work, and when they’re back home, they’re either out … Read more How To Get Along With Your Isolation Partner—and Yourself

Dealing with Depression, Anxiety, and Loneliness During COVID-19

Depression

If the past is any indication, there is a strong connection between a pandemic and a decline in mental health. The Russian (1889 to 1890) and Spanish (1918 to 1920) influenzas have both been associated with dips in mental health that lasted years after the pandemics were over. According to Morneau Shepell (Canadian HR specialists), … Read more Dealing with Depression, Anxiety, and Loneliness During COVID-19

Expert Advice: How to Support Your Immune System

Control Your Health

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world are feeling anxious and full of questions about staying healthy. Washing your hands and keeping your distance from others is the absolute best way to protect yourself, but our immune system needs to be in tip top shape as well. alive has asked a range of our … Read more Expert Advice: How to Support Your Immune System

Managing Weight Control and Eating Disorders During Isolation

Pandemic

From just one look at our Facebook feeds, it’s clear many of us are feeling stressed—and, as a result, snacky while relegated to our homes. Kyla Fox, clinical therapist and owner of the Toronto-based The Kyla Fox Centre, which specializes in helping people who suffer from eating disorders and/or related mental health issues, says that … Read more Managing Weight Control and Eating Disorders During Isolation

Dieting and Diabetes

Gut Microbiome and Mental Health

Very few people realize the profound effect that weight has on diabetes. Even instances of gestational diabetes are much greater in patients that are overweight than in those that are not. Type 2, or adult onset diabetes is more commonly found in overweight people than those that are within their ‘ideal’ weight ranges. In fact, … Read more Dieting and Diabetes

OCD in the Home

Pandemic

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, is just one of the many kinds of anxiety disorders affecting millions of people around the world. People with OCD often find that they do specific rituals and these obsessions can make it very difficult to interact with people in public. However, if you stay home all the time, … Read more OCD in the Home

Symptoms to Tell Your Doctor About- Simple Things That Could Indicate Cancer

Depression

While modern medicine has taken the bite out of many of the scariest diseases the world has known, cancer is still an enigma. You have a good chance of facing cancer at some point in your life, so there is some reason for concern. While you can’t diagnose every type of cancer yourself, there are … Read more Symptoms to Tell Your Doctor About- Simple Things That Could Indicate Cancer

Oregano is More Than Just a Cooking Herb

Olive Leaf Boosts Immune System

If someone says Oregano, it is likely that you will think in terms of cuisine. You would be right as most people do think of Oregano is sauces and so forth. However, there are actual medicinal properties to Oregano as well. Oregano makes a luscious cup of savory tea that works well for gas, indigestion, … Read more Oregano is More Than Just a Cooking Herb

Depression and Clinical Depression

Depression and Clinical Depression

Today we know a lot more about depression, this disease is one of the common and dangerous mental conditions we can encounter in all societies and in all cultures, it is in fact, an across the board human situation which, in the last few years, significant achievements have been made. The understanding of depression and … Read more Depression and Clinical Depression