Chronic pain patients in Canada are poorly managed. A few factors include lack of education regarding pain assessment and treatment, inadequate funding for researching chronic pain and an under-recognition of the problem. Chronic pain is a big problem and is growing as Canadian’s age. At the time of writing, one in five Canadians experience chronic […]
In 2013, our Director of Wellness, Evelyne Mitskopoulos C.N.P., affected change to a number of individuals. Out of our group of 200 small businesses, here are her results: 80 people helped in-person 200 people helped through lunch & learn seminars 40 people helped through email and telephone consultations = 320 people who benefited from Beneplan’s […]
The popularity of energy drinks have given rise to a market of energy chocolate and gum products, that contain caffeine. In Canada, caffeinated gum and chocolate were recently given temporary approval from Health Canada, despite government monitoring and medical warnings about over-consumption of caffeine.
Evelyne Mitskopoulos CNP is our staff nutritionist and Director of Wellness at Beneplan. Your blood is 95% water. Muscle is about 70% water. According to the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a human fetus at 3 months is 90% water and a 45 year old man would be about 65% water and a 70 year old man is only 43% water, so […]
Are Energy Drinks Safe for Consumption? Most health professionals say no. According to The Toronto Star in an article dated October 23, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack following consumption of the highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink. The agency acknowledged the adverse reports Monday, but […]
Exercise: The Magic Bullet Evelyne Mitskopoulos CNP is our staff nutritionist and Director of Wellness at Beneplan. The closest thing to a “magic bullet” for maintaining youth and optimal health is a well-balanced combination of exercise and proper nutrition. The entire body benefits from this formula, both physically and psychologically. Regular exercise improves digestion and […]
It’s the season for flu shots, which means the government is encouraging all citizens to be vaccinated. Read this first to understand the potential risks of getting the flu shot. Studies Show the Flu Shot Increases Risk of H1N1 Last year, the Canadian press broke the story that new research confirms initial findings that the […]