Category: *Pharmasave

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: DASH Diet

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: DASH Diet

    Experts say the DASH diet can help lower your blood pressure. Do you know what the DASH diet is? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Simply stated, hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. This diet differs from most other traditional diets as it does not restrict the quantity of food […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Nutritional Labelling – Get to Know It

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Nutritional Labelling – Get to Know It

    Do you read the nutrition labels on the food you buy? They can help inform your decisions. In Canada, manufacturers are required to include certain information on food packaging to inform consumers about the contents of their products. Together, this information can assist you in comparing products and making the healthiest choices for you and […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Skinny on Cholesterol

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Skinny on Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is a fat-based substance found in the bloodstream and the body’s cells. Cholesterol is essential for good health: it builds and repairs cells, protects nerve fibres, and is used to produce certain hormones and bile acids. We get it in two ways: the liver produces it, and it is contained in some of the foods […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

    Smoking takes the lives of more than 37,000 Canadians each year. To put that in perspective, that’s more deaths than suicide, murder, HIV, and motor vehicle accidents combined. So the simple answer to “Why is it beneficial to quit smoking?” is it can save, or at least prolong, your life. In addition, smoking contributes to a […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Heart Attack – Know the Symptoms

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Heart Attack – Know the Symptoms

    The key to surviving a heart attack is getting medical help early – nearly half of all deaths due to heart attack occur within three to four hours of the beginning of symptoms. Keep in mind that not everyone experiences the same heart attack symptoms to the same degree – some older people and women can experience less […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Multiple Risk Factors for Heart Disease

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Multiple Risk Factors for Heart Disease

    Knowing your personal risk is the first step in identifying what you need to do to prevent heart disease. A wide variety of things can increase your risk of developing heart disease – some of which you can change, and some you can’t. The things that you can’t modify that increase your risk of heart disease include: your […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Losing Formula for your Weight

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Losing Formula for your Weight

    Sure, there’s no magic bullet for easy weight loss. But the winning – er, losing – formula isn’t as complicated as you may think. Here are some strategies for successful weight loss: Set a realistic goal. Weight loss is yet another example of slow and steady winning the race. Rather than trying to drop a size […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Carbs Be Gone?

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Carbs Be Gone?

    One day they’re in, the next day they’re out again. But whether we’re talking about Atkins or South Beach, low-carb diets are one kind of fad that never seems to die. If you haven’t tried a low-carb diet, you may not know that many of these programs restrict all kinds of carbohydrates, and not just […]

  • 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 can happen as a […]

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Choosing a Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Choosing a Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Making the choice When 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 […]