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Posts by: Chantal Ann Dumas, ND

Omega-3 and AMD

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The ECS and Diabetes

The global burden of type 2 diabetes is rising and represents a major concern in healthcare worldwide. Global prevalence of type 2 diabetes is projected to increase from 6059 to 7079 individuals per 100,000 by 2030, reflecting a continued rise across all regions of the world.[1]  Consequently, urgent effective clinical preventive and supportive measures are warranted. In this context, pharmacological modulation of the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) is emerging as a promising therapeutic strategy in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its chronic complications. The Endogenous Cannabinoid System The endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) comprises the endocannabinoids (ECs),

Alzheimer’s and Blood Sugar: What’s the Connection?

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Probiotics’ Role in Detoxification

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Immunity and Aging: The Benefits of Natural Interventions for Seniors

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Three Plant-based Therapies for Endometriosis

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Blood Pressure and Cognition

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Fitness in Your Fifties

Staying active as we age is already challenging but during a pandemic, it comes with extra hurdles. Many people have experienced a decrease in physical activity and an increase in sedentary behavior, which can profoundly impact an individual’s health, well-being, and quality of life.i Evidence has shown that physical activity is associated with significantly lower risks of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, various cancers, and all-cause mortality.ii Physical activity and exercise can also prevent common mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety disorders, and have multiple beneficial effects on the physical and mental health of people with a wide range

Antiacids and Proton pump inhibitor (PPI): Friends or foes?

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How Does Menopause Affect the Brain?

I don’t know if men are really from Mars and women from Venus, but I think that the one thing we may all agree upon in this time and age of controversies is that women’s brains differ from men’s brains. Among those differences, we know that women are definitely more often diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or depression,[i] headaches and migraines[ii] and certain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD).[iii] In fact, two thirds of all persons with late-onset AD are women.[iv] A key determinant of sex differences in cognition and brain function is sex steroid hormones.[v] This fact, along with two decades accumulating

Arthritis and Mental Health, What is the Connection?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive and disabling autoimmune disease affecting six million Canadians, their caregivers, their families and their friends.[i] It occurs when a person’s immune system mistakes the body’s healthy tissues for foreign invaders. As the immune system responds, inflammation occurs in the target tissue or organ such as the joints, lungs, eyes and heart. RA is also a systemic disease, which means it can affect the whole body. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common long-term health condition in the country, affecting Canadians of all ages, interfering with both physical and mental health and diminishing quality of

Calcium and Vitamin D for Osteoporosis – Should We Still Recommend Them?

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