Do I need to avoid gluten?

Health gurus and influencers have credited gluten with causing everything from autism to diabetes to schizophrenia. Is the hype true? Should we really be avoiding it? What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, triticale, spelt, kamut, and products made from these grains. It is what gives bread and pasta their…

ePST Digital Therapy

Feeling down? We now offer ePST®, an interactive online/mobile program that provides 6 weekly sessions of Problem-Solving Therapy for depression. Daily life problems can be stressful. ePST helps you gain control of problems to start feeling better. ePST replicates the warmth and caring of live therapy, yet you handle things on your own. An expert virtual therapist…

Reduce Tobacco Use

  When you smoke or vape tobacco, cannabis, or e-cigarettes, you touch your mouth and lips often. This makes it easier to catch a virus from your hands. Sharing cigarettes, joints, vapes, or hookah products can also spread the COVID-19 virus from one person to another. We also know that you have a higher risk…

Bringing Attention to Hypertension

Bringing Attention to Hypertension by Jenny Pasanen, Registered Dietitian Do you know what the leading risk factor for death worldwide is? It’s hypertension! Every May is Hypertension Month, so in honour of that let’s learn a bit about what we can do to manage it. There are many risk factors for hypertension, but the ones…

Naloxone Kits Available Here

Did you know we’re a Naloxone Injection Kit distribution site? What is Naloxone? Naloxone is a drug used to temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone must be given right away and followed up by emergency medical care. How can I get a kit? If you, or someone you know, might need access to a kit,…

12 Tips to Prevent Cancer

by Jenny Pasanen, Registered Dietitian It’s almost a given that each of us knows someone who has been impacted by cancer. With World Cancer Day this month, let’s get educated about what can be done to mitigate our chances of having to deal with cancer ourselves. There are many different kinds of cancer and each…