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 […]
A fussy baby means no sleep – for Baby or Mom & Dad. So what’s keeping you up at night? Colic is a common up-all-night problem, which can leave your little one tired and irritable (you might feel the same!). So how do you encourage some much-needed sleep for the both of you? Colic […]
As the weather cools and the leaves fall, enjoy some time outdoors with your family. Health Canada recommends that children participate in at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity and the fall months are a perfect time to explore what your local community has to offer. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: […]
Sleep is as fundamental to our health as food and water. In fact, not getting enough sleep has a big impact on our productivity, behaviour and thus our quality of life. Research indicates that most school-aged children need approximately 10 hours of sleep every night. But as we all know, this can sometimes be difficult […]
TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE AND HEALTHY BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON ! As summer comes to an end and the kids head back to school, families sometimes struggle to keep everyone healthy and their stress level low. So here are a few tips to help you and your family stay germ and stress-free this school year! A back-to-school […]
For most of us, warmer weather brings more physical activity like biking, hiking, water sports, beach volleyball, gardening and much more. And with those added activities often comes increased muscle and joint pain, especially in the neck, shoulders, back and legs. But you shouldn’t let those aches and pain get in the way of enjoying […]
Arnica Fact #7 PRESERVING ARNICA To preserve Arnica, a wild plant threatened with extinction, Laboratoires Boiron has set up good practices for picking with detailed specifications. A Constant Commitment for Boiron Each year, between approximately June 1 and July 20, twenty or so professional pickers harvest Arnica for Laboratoires Boiron. They pick the entire plant with a […]
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