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Arthritis

Arthritis

Pain/Arthritis

Cartilage is the smooth, cushioning tissue that protects our joints. When it wears away, it can cause the stiff, sore joints of arthritis. Most sufferers have osteoarthritis (OA), which is frequently called “wear and tear” arthritis. Another kind is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an inflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks the joint lining. Of […]

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Antioxidants

Antioxidants

An antioxidant is a substance that reduces oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

Dietary antioxidants include vitamins A, C, E, and beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, along with the mineral zinc.  Oxidation occurs when oxygen causes metal to rust or an apple to turn brown.  At a chemistry level, oxidation […]

By |March 29th, 2015|About Us|0 Comments

Antibiotics

Antibiotics

Antibiotics are used to eradicate bacteria that cause infections.  If you have a bacterial infection, you need the right antibiotic for that specific infection.

Antibiotics are not effective against fungal infections or viruses such as those that cause the common cold or influenza.  Overuse of antibiotics, especially in situations where they are not effective, has been […]

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Angina

Angina

The most common cause of angina is coronary artery disease due to elevated cholesterol levels. Coronary arteries supply blood with oxygen to the heart muscle. If these blood vessels are blocked or narrowed, not enough oxygen gets to your heart and the pain of angina occurs. Because your heart’s oxygen demands are highest when you […]

By |March 29th, 2015|About Us|1 Comment

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, or loss in mental faculties – 1 in 11 Canadians over 65 are affected to varying degrees. As the Canadian population ages, the number affected is estimated to increase to 1 million over the next 25 years. While there is no cure, some drugs may be […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|About Us|0 Comments

Allergies

The incidence of allergy is on the rise, with childhood allergies more than doubling in the last ten years.  Allergies range from the sneezing associated with hay fever to anaphylactic shock resulting from a severe nut allergy.  Early detection along with prevention and appropriate treatment is key to successfully living with an allergy.

Various Types of […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|About Us|0 Comments

Age-Related Eye Health

Your eyes enable you to see. Light, reflected from objects, stimulates receptors in your eyes. Signals are then sent along your optic nerve to the brain where the image is interpreted. Unfortunately as you age, your eyes may not function as well and your vision can diminish.

Cataracts

The eye’s lens is composed of proteins and water, […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|About Us|0 Comments

NHFP expansion

NHFP is expanding to include a new area

By |February 10th, 2015|About Us|1 Comment