Category: *Pharmasave

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: What’s the Problem with Quick Weight Loss?

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: What’s the Problem with Quick Weight Loss?

    Being overweight has been shown to take a considerable toll on our health, from upping our risk of heart disease to diabetes to some forms of cancer. So you’d think it would be wise to lose weight any way you can. But losing weight on an unsafe diet plan or repeatedly losing and gaining weight, as […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Fat vs Fiction – What Diets Work?

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Fat vs Fiction – What Diets Work?

    Lose 15 pounds by the weekend? Get your dream body while eating whatever you want and without having to go to the gym? Shelves full of books and hours of infomercials will try to have you believe otherwise, but there is no magic formula that can get you the body you want. Yes, losing weight […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Active Living for the Holidays

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Active Living for the Holidays

    Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow? Whether you’re a fan of the white stuff or not, it’ll be hard for many of us to avoid the snow this winter. Rather than hibernating until spring, embrace the fun, festive, seasonal spirit and take part in some winter fitness. You could gather your family […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Savour the Flavours of the Season – Without Overdoing it!

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Savour the Flavours of the Season – Without Overdoing it!

    The rush of the winter holidays can make it challenging to stick to good nutritional habits. Many things can divert us from our best intentions. All sorts of social events, tempting treats, last-minute shopping excursions, travelling out of town… these holiday extras may interfere with our regular eating habits and derail a healthy diet. This […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Alcohol – Be Holiday Smart!

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Alcohol – Be Holiday Smart!

    Cutting back on drinking is a common New Year’s resolution. Holiday parties are full of socializing, yummy treats, and often a bit more alcohol than many of us are used to. With all the social events and toasting to the New Year, some of us can lose track of how much alcohol we’ve consumed. Head […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stay Stress-free this Holiday Season

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stay Stress-free this Holiday Season

    Stress piles up around the holidays. What should be a time of peace, joy, and giving can become a time of hurrying, rushing, and worrying. It’s important to find a way to balance holiday stress so you can enjoy the true pleasures of the season. Know your “enemy.” Identify what causes you stress and find ways […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: What is Your Risk of Prostate Cancer?

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: What is Your Risk of Prostate Cancer?

    Prostate Cancer Risk Factor Quiz Take this quiz to learn about what can affect your risk of developing prostate cancer. While we don’t know the exact causes of cancer, there are trends that men with prostate cancer share. How old are you?The older you are, the greater your chance of developing prostate cancer. If you […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Life After Prostate Cancer

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Life After Prostate Cancer

    During Doug’s surgery on December 4, 2002, it was discovered that his tumour had grown to 40% of the weight of his prostate. After the surgeryRadical prostatectomy is major surgery. Doug was in a lot of pain, but he returned to work six weeks after surgery. Life began to get back to a “new normal.” […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Choosing a Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Choosing a Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Making the choiceWhen Doug was diagnosed with prostate cancer, his first response was to get information. He read countless books, articles, and studies on prostate cancer, which made him feel more prepared for the hard times that lay ahead. He also sought out a second opinion for peace of mind. His wife was of great […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Analyzing Prostate Cancer

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Analyzing Prostate Cancer

    The most common cancerThe cancer Doug was diagnosed with (see “You have prostate cancer” in this feature) is the most common cancer in Canada. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with it over their lifetime. In 2014, about 23,600 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 4,000 men died of it. Prostate cancer […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: “You Have Prostate Cancer”

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: “You Have Prostate Cancer”

    Finding outDoug is a real person. In 2002, he was 49 years old. When he went for his annual check-up, his family physician found a “pebbly” lump in his prostate with a digital rectal exam (DRE). The doctor assured him that he probably had nothing to worry about, but, being a thorough physician, he sent […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Staying Healthy after Menopause

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Staying Healthy after Menopause

    It used to be that the average lifespan of a woman in North America only extended into the early 60s. Now that women are living into their 70s, 80s and beyond, this brings a whole new dimension to women’s health. The main health concerns after menopause are osteoporosis, heart disease and breast cancer. We’ve been […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: It’s Only Natural

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: It’s Only Natural

    Whether or not you choose hormone replacement, other methods may help ease some of the discomforts of perimenopause and menopause. Because not all women are affected the same way, finding the right solution is sometimes a matter of trial and error. For hot flashes: stop smoking avoid caffeine and alcohol get regular exercise decrease body […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Estrogen Question

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Estrogen Question

    Is taking estrogen right for you? Is it safe? You’ve probably heard a lot about hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which may be used to treat the symptoms of menopause and, in some cases, to protect against osteoporosis and colorectal cancer. HRT is a controversial topic, especially now that the results of a major U.S. study […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Menopause – a Change of Life

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Menopause – a Change of Life

    All women eventually enter menopause, also known as “the change” or climacteric, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive life. The stage you go through before actual menopause is called perimenopause, which takes place over about two to eight years (the average is four years) as the body undergoes its hormone-driven changes. This is the […]