Diabetic gastroparesis is a medical phrase used to describe an uncomfortable condition in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents.
Gastroparesis is usually caused by damage to the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is responsible for moving ... Read More
Chia seeds are now a common presence in the North American food market. These tasty little seeds have been added to breads, baked goods, soups, and entrées. They have become increasingly popular mostly due to the positive press linked to the benefic... Read More
This is a very important month in my profession as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but unfortunately, not only does it have to compete with the growing Movember movement, but it follows in the shadow of th... Read More
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer in women and continues to be an important health issue. Although much more is understood regarding breast cancer, there seems to be somewhat of a void in the effectiveness of preventative strategie... Read More
There has been a great deal of research published regarding the effects of coffee consumption on health. Last week, I commented on a study that found a link between high coffee consumption and increased risk of death in younger men—a study which go... Read More
The new research found that chemicals known as cytokines, which are secreted by various cells of the immune system, are considered to be the root cause of this inflammation. The problem is that previous methods for decreasing cytokine production have... Read More
Smartphones, for most of us, are always within reach, and in most cases they have become an extra appendage. Remember the last time you forgot your phone at home and the ensuing panic that followed until you were reunited with it?
Well, a recent stud... Read More
Your teeth are an important but overlooked part of your body. Many people will routinely go to the doctor’s office for a check-up, but will conveniently shrug off going to the dentist for years! While the cost can get quite expensive, especially wi... Read More