Regardless of your health goals, what you eat ALWAYS matters. While going to that fast food drive-thru after a long day at work might seem like a good idea at the time, you’re actually doing your body more harm than good – and you can throw your entire system out of whack by eating just… Read More Healthy Eating Matters
People often think of snoring as a normal (albeit slightly embarrassing) aspect of sleep, usually relating it to lack of sleep or being overtired. However, snoring can be the result of much more than not getting a good night’s rest…it can actually be an indicator of a serious health problem, and it is something that… Read More What Causes Snoring?
How many times have you set health-related goals, such as changing your diet or incorporating more exercise into your daily routine, only to not follow through? While it can sometimes be difficult to stay motivated, it’s important to try your best to stick to the goals that you set, as diet and exercise actually play… Read More Motivation for Healthy Living
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating – not just for the patient, but for their loved ones as well. It can take time to adjust. Naturally, you may have many questions relating to your diagnosis and may not even be sure where to begin. It is also not abnormal to sink into a state of… Read More Coping With a Cancer Diagnosis
Anemia is a common condition of the blood that currently affects nearly 2 billion individuals on a global scale. It is characterized by a deficiency in red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is responsible for binding oxygen to the cells. If you are anemic your hemoglobin levels will be low and your body’s cells will… Read More What Is Anemia and How Is It Treated?
Just as one would take care of all other ailments, Dr. Ali Ghahary also notes how important it is for patients to take care of their mental health. This includes your psychological, emotional and even social wellbeing. Our mental health affects our thoughts and our feelings – including the ability to make important life decisions,… Read More Recognizing Mental Illness
One of the first ways people will start their mornings is by drinking a warm cup of coffee – whether it’s when first getting out of bed or during the rush-hour drive to work – coffee helps us perk up and has become a part of the daily routines of millions of Canadians. Caffeine, the… Read More Caffeine Withdrawal
Is the patient’s condition treatable? Is medication a suitable remedy? What are the risks and benefits? These are all crucial questions that physicians like Ali Ghahary, a family doctor in Vancouver, ask themselves prior to rendering a decision as to whether or not their patients would benefit from being prescribed medications. In many cases, certain… Read More Medication Do’s and Dont’s
Most of the time when you come down with a common cold or the flu, 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 such as ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine, and will usually go away after one or… Read More Antibiotics and Your Gut
As most are well aware by now, British Columbia has been hard-hit with forest fires this month. There are currently over 200 wildfires burning across the Province, a number that continues to rise due to the hot and dry weather conditions that we’ve been seeing. As a result, wildfire smoke can have a major impact… Read More How British Columbia’s Wildfires Can Impact Your Health