Tis the Season to Indulge!

Sarah Lee, PharmD Your Neighbourhood Staff Pharmacist Holiday thoughts are in the air – plans for gift-giving, friends and family get-togethers and food preparations. A joyous time of the year but also a time of overindulging. Celebrations often...
Food vs medications

Eat, Drink, but Be Weary

By: Steve Bond, BScPhm, RPh, CDEY Food is an integral part of our lives. Every cell in our body requires nutrients and vitamins to survive and we have a deep social and spiritual connection to food. Like food,...
Healthy food in the shape of a heart.

The Science of Diets – Steve Bond

Whether the goal is to reduce blood pressure, improve energy or lose weight, changing how and what we eat can have a significant impact.  There are so many fad or gimmick diets designed to convince people that they...
Image of Vitamin D sources in food, Cheese, Eggs, Salmon, Milk

Three Micronutrients We All Need – By Mahdi Khanafer

Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that our body needs. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions. Minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes. There...

What’s in the Juice?

So, you go your local pharmacy, and you see a client drinking a cup of orange juice.  They politely say thank you and leave. Since the 1960s, methadone has been used to help people with a condition known...

So Be Good for Good-Health Sake

We teach our young children that if they misbehave, a jolly old man in a red suit will see and send them straight to the naughty list.  Those children will not reap the benefits of presents and instead will...

Water is Not Just For Hot Days!

Our muscles and brain consist of 75% water; our blood is 82% water! We need enough water to make sure our body functions at its best.  It’s true, during hot summer days, our bodies lose a significant amount of...

What’s in the Juice?

There has been a great deal of publicity lately around methadone and methadone clinics.  When you are at your local pharmacy, you may see a client drinking a cup of orange juice; they politely say “thank you” and...

How can we Pass on the Gas?

I’m often challenged when it comes to choosing health topics.  This week I was challenged by an individual who prefers to remain anonymous.  She said, I bet you can’t write about farts.  Fart, although considered a rude and...

Constipation-Here’s the Scoop on Poop

The three most common questions asked around the water fountain are usually about the weather; the score of last  night’s game ;and how many bowel movements you've had in the past week. Well, perhaps not the last one. ...

Is it time for Re-thinking Binge Drinking?

Tomorrow is St.Patrick’s day.  A global celebration of Irish culture where we pay homage to one of Ireland’s Patron saints by wearing green and drinking green beer.  They say that on Saint Patrick’s day everyone is  a wee...

Grapefruit: The Forbidden Fruit?

Grapefruits are an excellent source of Vitamin C, dietary fibre and lycopene.  They are hybrids of two other citrus fruits: The Pomelo and the Sweet Orange and the fruit has become popular since the late 19th century; before...