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Signs of Dehydration

Our bodies consist of about 70% water and require plenty of fluids throughout the day to remain hydrated and functioning properly. With the hot and humid summer weather just around the corner, it is even more important to drink plenty of water and should you notice any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign that you are mildly dehydrated:

  • Thirsty
    Being thirsty and having a dry mouth is the first indication of dehydration and can be easily treated by replacing lost fluids. Read More >

Paul Glover promoted to Associate Deputy Minister of Health

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Paul Glover, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Health, effective July 8, 2013.

CHP Canada awaits the announcement of the new ADM, Health Products and Food Branch.

 

 

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Water – It’s More than Just Refreshing!

Nothing quenches your thirst better than a nice cold glass of water, but did you know water plays a very important role in how your body functions on a daily basis? Some of those functions are:

  • carries nutrients and oxygen to cells
  • protects and cushions vital organs
  • helps the body absorb nutrients
  • moistens oxygen for breathing
  • helps convert food to energy
  • regulates body temperature
  • cushions the joints
  • removes waste

Considerting our major body organs consist of mostly water, Read More >

Surprising Health Facts About Spinach

We all know that Popeye made himself super strong by eating spinach, but you may be surprised to learn that he may also have been helping to protect himself against cardiovascular problems, prevent onset of osteoporosis, coping with high stress levels and cancers at the same time.

Here are some surprising facts about this leafy green:

An excellent source of calcium

By supplying 100mg of calcium in every 100g serving, Read More >

The Health Benefits of Strawberries

There’s nothing better than fresh-picked strawberries and in anticipation of the upcoming strawberry season, following are some of the health benefits you will receive, which can only make them taste even better!

  • Cancer Fighting
    Strawberries contain Vitamin C, Folate, Anthocyanin, Quercetin and Kaempferol (flavonoids in strawberries) that are potent antioxidants in effectively fighting cancer. A daily intake of strawberries has been shown to reduce the growth of cancerous cells. Read More >
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