Omega-3s fight inflammation through cannabinoids
Cannabinoids, chemical compounds found in marijuana, may be a key player in omega-3’s anti-inflammatory abilities. A new study reveals the chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into cannabinoids—and the potential health benefits this process holds. The study found that the cannabinoids in marijuana and endocannabinoids produced through omega-3s in the body both support the […]July, 2017Read more
What role does estrogen play in depression?
While it is widely known that fluctuations in hormones can affect depression in females, it is unclear why some women experience these changes more strongly than others. A new study published in the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) suggests that this may correlate to estradiol levels. The study looked at more than […]July, 2017Read more
What role does gut health play in heart failure?
The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) suggests that gut health could play a role in heart failure. According to this research, important groups of bacteria are found less frequently in those with heart disease, and the gut flora is not as diverse as in healthy individuals. It has been long understood that heart failure […]July, 2017Read more
Chronic pain and cognitive behavioural therapy: a therapeutic match made in heaven?
A new approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may work wonders for individuals suffering from chronic pain. According to research reported in The Journal of Pain, a combination of Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and psychological flexibility may assist greatly in the healing process for these patients. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is based on […]July, 2017Read more
Are phthalates causing chronic disease in your male patients?
A new study out of the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) notes that phthalates could be causing your male patients cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Simply put, phthalates are found in everyday plastics like toys, medications, and other consumer products. What’s more, they can […]July, 2017Read more
Fennel: the new power ingredient for post-menopausal women?
According to a new study out of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), fennel is effective in the management of postmenopausal symptoms. Researchers found fennel to reduce hot flashes, sleeplessness, vaginal dryness, and anxiety—all without serious side effects. Fennel has been found to contain phytoestrogens, or estrogen-like chemicals. For this reason, the NAMS decided to […]July, 2017Read more
Industry professionals strike down anti-natural medical journal
Last month, an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal called for the federal government to regulate natural health products (NHPs), citing them as doing “more harm than good” for patients. Members of the natural health industry have contested this claim, hoping to raise public awareness about the benefits of natural remedies. The aforementioned editorial states, […]July, 2017Read more
Insulin Algorithms’ Insulin-Titration Software approved for clinicians
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has cleared as a Class II medical device Insulin Algorithms’ decision-support software, which helps clinicians manage every type of insulin for diabetes treatment. Culminating a lifetime of clinical practice and research led by renowned endocrinologist and former American Diabetes Association (ADA) President Mayer B. Davidson, MD, Insulin Algorithms’ software makes it easy for a clinician to regularly analyze a patient’s […]June, 2017Read more
Mike Hannalah seeks to represent pharmacists in district M
Mike Hannalah is looking to serve as the Ontario College of Pharmacists’ Council representative, for District M. See below for his letter of intent. Dear Colleague, It is with great honour that I seek your support in my election to serve you as your Ontario College of Pharmacists’ Council representative, for District M. I possess […]June, 2017Read more
Australian review calls for ban on homeopathic products
A new review out of Australia suggests that pharmacies should be banned from selling homeopathic products. The study, known as the interim King review, was led by economist Professor Stephen King. According to the document, homeopathic products pose “unacceptable” risks to patients. The report disputes the safety of homeopathic products, suggesting that instead, they pose […]June, 2017Read more