In recognition of Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, family physician Dr. Ali Ghahary has put together information on this chronic disorder – including who it affects, how it affects them, the most common symptoms, and the treatment options that are available. As...
“Mental Health” is a broad term that is used to describe a wide range of different psychological conditions. However, the term is also about much more than mental illness. It’s also about how you feel – whether you’re happy...
Asthma is a respiratory condition affecting the lungs, and is defined as chronic inflammation of the airway which causes difficulty breathing. To date, an estimated 3 million Canadians suffer from asthma. Who Gets Asthma? While asthma is more common in childhood...
The handling of heavy items is one of the leading causes of injuries both in and outside of the workplace for Canadians today – this includes but is not limited to the lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding or...
Vitamin E Uses | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Vitamin E Uses

Vitamin E is considered a fat-soluble vitamin. It acts as an antioxidant and protects cells from damage that is caused by free radicals, which are compounds that form when our bodies convert what we eat into energy. One of...
If you suffer from dry, sensitive skin (or any other skin condition), finding soaps, lotions, and other skin products that aren’t irritating can oftentimes be difficult. Combined, hot water and harsh soap (or body wash or bubble bath) can...
Sometimes we can’t always make it to a doctor’s appointment or find time to stop at the drug store to pick up the things we need, like over-the-counter medication. But what you might not know is that the remedies...
If you suffer from stress and/or anxiety and are looking for natural ways to improve your mood, the answer may be hidden right in your cupboards or refrigerator. If you’re feeling blue or an unusual sense of sadness, there...
If you’ve ever suffered from an autoimmune disease, musculoskeletal pain disorder, osteoporosis or arthritis, then you may need to see a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist is a type of medical doctor who specializes in over 200 different types of these...
Do you suffer from cold hands or feet? Do you digest food slowly? Do you develop frequent headaches? What about general body aches and pains? All of this could be due to a lack of circulation. Circulation can affect...