With spring inching closer and closer, so is allergy season – and while allergies can certainly occur year-round, spring is commonly when allergy problems tend to pop up in higher rates. When your body detects an allergen, it releases...
There are now at least 8 confirmed cases of measles in Vancouver, prompting health officials to warn potentially exposed individuals to either get vaccinated, or get themselves a booster shot in order to protect themselves against the virus. This latest...
As many as 75% of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 report that they are living with some level of stress in their lives, therefore making it one of the biggest threats to our health and wellbeing....
Physical activity has many benefits. It not only reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), and helps you maintain a healthy weight, but it also benefits the mind. It’s widely known that staying...
Rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, is a type of systemic autoimmune disease. It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, resulting in inflammation. The lining of the joints, known as the synovium (and also sometimes...
Obesity-related cancers are on the rise in younger adults, this according to findings of a study that was conducted by The American Cancer Society and recently published in The Lancet Public Health. The study, which looked at millions of...
Headaches are common and are something that people can experience occasionally. Usually, they are easily treated with over-the-counter pain relief medication, such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen, and generally do not require any kind of special treatment. That being said,...
As gruelling as the days and weeks can sometimes be, or as energetic as you might even feel, and even as dedicated as you are to working out, our bodies also need time to recuperate. That means setting aside...
Nut Allergies | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Nut Allergies

Along with dairy, eggs, soy and shellfish, nut allergies also rank high among the most common of food allergies that individuals are diagnosed with worldwide. Just like other food and non-food allergies, a nut allergy occurs when your immune...
Not getting enough sleep at night does more than just disrupt your internal clock and leave you feeling fatigued the next day – it can also impact the memory. While it’s known that getting enough sleep plays an integral...