Multivitamins and Cardiovascular Health

David Poon, BSc Immunology and Infection, PharmD Student Do You Know Someone Taking a Multivitamin? I do and chances are you do too! Multivitamins contain vitamins and minerals, but in varying quantities depending on the manufacturer and product line. People taking a multivitamin generally take it for overall health and well-being. Others have it recommended…

Mediterranean Diet – The Hearty Secret to Great Health

Kevin Huang, Bsc Pharm Candidate Mediterranean Diet We hear about it all the time. It might be the latest news from your friendly health guru or a simple recommendation from your healthcare provider. Lately, Mediterranean diet has gained traction and for good reasons. There is an overwhelming number of evidence supporting its benefit, especially in reducing…

Improving Cardiovascular Health with Qigong

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharmacy Candidate What Is Qigong? Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that dates back around 7000 years.1 The word “Qi” means “vital energy” or “life force,” while “gong” means “work” or “discipline.”1,2 Generally speaking, the practice of Qigong incorporates:1,2 Meditation Rhythmic movements Low-moderate intensity exercises and postures Coordination of various breathing patterns Since Qigong…

The Effectiveness of Dark Chocolate in Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Management

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Candidate Some Sweet News If you have a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate, then you’ll be happy to hear that there is a growing amount of scientific evidence encouraging regular consumption of dark chocolate. Recent research has been focusing on the therapeutic benefits of dark chocolate on cardiovascular health and diabetes management…