It’s not always easy to determine if you have a cold or the flu, but knowing the difference can help you determine the best course of treatment for your symptoms. Both influenza and the common cold are viral respiratory infections (they affect the nose, throat, and lungs). Viruses can be passed from one person to […]
It’s the most wonderful (read: stressful) time of the year! While the holidays are supposed to be a time to relax and create lasting memories with loved ones, it can be hard to enjoy that quality time when you have an endless list of tasks to complete: working, cleaning, cooking, shopping, entertaining… Shall we […]
For certain people, the cold and the winter winds can put our bodies and skin through the wringer. In fact, during those long months, the cold weather and, consequently, the increased heating at home, in the car or at the office have an impact on our skin. So to conquer such harsh winters and […]
It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. Sometimes, no matter how healthy your lifestyle, bad bugs happen to good people. Even members of the Joyous Health team get the sniffles sometimes! While the best offence really always is a good defence, if all your best-laid plans to avoid getting sick end up […]
A fussy baby means no sleep – for Baby or Mom and Dad. So what’s keeping your baby up? Teething is a common up-all-night problem, which can leave your little one tired and irritable (Mom and Dad might feel the same!). So how do you encourage some much-needed sleep for all of you? When? The […]
Is your throat dry, tickly or scratchy? You know how it starts: a mild sore throat, followed by difficulty talking or swallowing. You might even end up losing your voice. Does any of this sound familiar? While a sore throat is an inconvenience for most in their everyday lives, it can be particularly […]
While a cough may be unpleasant and annoying for most in their daily lives, its function is rather important as it constitutes one of the body’s defense mechanisms by protecting the lungs from particles that have been inhaled. Coughs normally occur when the airways are irritated in order to clear them of foreign material. […]
It’s that time of year again! Turning the clocks back or forward often strikes fear into the hearts of parents struggling with their child’s sleep schedule. So what’s the best way to help our kids (and ourselves) deal with the time change? When the clocks change in the fall and the spring, the body’s internal […]
Much to our chagrin, the cooler temperatures seem to bring with them an onset of the common cold. However, did you know that colds are not due to the change in temperature but rather a virus? Most of the colds that occur in the spring and the fall are due in particular to rhinoviruses. […]
Small nose? Big nose? Whether or not you like its shape, your nose is very important! More than just the organ of smell, the nose warms, moistens and cleans air before it enters the lungs. It protects the airway by trapping and removing incoming dirt particles. In short, it is the focal point in respiratory […]
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