Lisa Watson

gout The beautiful purple passionflower is renowned as an ornamental flower, but it has been touted as an effective herbal medicine in cultures around the globe for centuries.(1) The Aztecs of Mexico and South America used passionflower as a sedative and nerve tonic, a use which the Spanish conquistadors took back to Europe where use of passionflower has flourished.(2) This article will focus on the use of passionflower for neurological concerns
Philip Rouchotas

gout Diabetes mellitus is a chronic degenerative disease affecting multiple organ systems that results from the inability to regulate blood sugar, also called glucose, levels. Diabetes had been called “the epidemic of the 21st century” because it is increasingly affecting more and more people; this year is estimated that over 7% of Canadians have been affected by diabetes
Fiona McCulloch

gout Insulin resistance is a common condition, affecting 10% of young adults and nearly 44% of adults in mid-life. It is now known that genetic factors play a role in insulin resistance. Diet, body composition, and exercise levels are also major causes, explaining the growing incidence of this disorder with modern lifestyles. Interestingly, insulin resistance may also contribute to infertility
Kin Leung

gout We live in a society where 10% to 37% of the adult population suffers from insomnia, a problem which affects people’s psychomotor performance, causes sleepiness, accidents, and memory impairment.These people usually fall into one of 3 categories: difficulty getting to sleep, maintaining sleep, and both. Many people have heard about the use of melatonin for a better night’s sleep. However, there are also many uses of melatonin that people are generally unaware of.
Lei Gu

gout Menstrual concerns are common problem in women’s health, encompassing a wide range of concerns including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea), and irregular or absent periods (amenorrhea). These symptoms can be a part of several medical conditions including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and uterine fibroids. Although not life-threatening, these health issues negatively impact the quality of a woman’s life and signal unresolved underlying problems.