Antibiotic Resistance

Most of the time when you come down with a common cold, it is the result of a virus. Symptoms such as sneezing, sore throat, coughing, runny nose, nasal congestion and sinus pressure can be treated with over-the-counter medications...
If you’ve ever suffered from a sore or “locked” jaw, you may have a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder – also known as TMD. It is not uncommon to hear TMD and/or TMJ used interchangeably. However, there is a...
A Los Angeles judge recently ruled that all coffee sold in the state of California should come with a cancer warning label; this after the Council for Education and Research on Toxins, also known as CERT, argued that as...
Sore throats are often the first sign that you’re coming down with something – either a viral or bacterial infection. Following the sore throat are other symptoms, which may include coughing, nasal congestion or runny nose, sneezing, and red...
You might not know it, but there are tons of everyday items we own that we shouldn’t necessarily be keeping around, as some of them can actually be harmful to our health. Below is just a small list of...

Head Lice

Head lice is a very common occurrence in school-aged children. However, as prevalent as head lice can be, there are also plenty of myths and misconceptions that surround it – which Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician in Vancouver,...
Laughter triggers the release of feel-good chemicals known as endorphins. You’ve heard the saying before: “Laughter is the best medicine.” However, it’s more than just a saying. It’s an old adage that, for years, has been scientifically proven. Not only...
Along with iron, vitamin B12 deficiency is also considered to be one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in Canada. Vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin, has many different benefits. It can improve your mood, improve your heart health, increase your energy...
Headache-Fighting Foods | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Headache-Fighting Foods

If you’ve ever suffered from a headache or a migraine then you know how debilitating they can be. Needing to find the quietest, darkest room possible, along with taking an acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help relieve the pain is...
When it comes to alcohol, there are four different classifications of drinkers: • An Abstainer: Someone who doesn’t drink or rarely drinks at all. • Social Drinker: Someone who drinks small amounts in social settings (i.e. when out with friends, celebrating...