Exercise Changes the Brain to Improve Memory, Mental Function and Mood

Aaron Chy, BSc General, PharmD Candidate The reality of mental exhaustion Ever find yourself at the end of a long, stressful day, so tired you can’t even think? Do you ever find yourself so overwhelmed that even the simplest task feels like a monumental challenge? Mental exhaustion can present itself in many forms, including fatigue,…

Vitamin D: Cancer, Heart Disease, Bones and Mental Health

Choi Chung, RPh, BScPharm Most people in Canada are considered vitamin D deficient given the long winters. Deficiency is associated with certain bone conditions, certain forms of cancer, heart disease, and mental health related conditions1,2,3,4. The amount of vitamin D you should get can vary anywhere from 400 IU to 1000 IU based off of…

Talking about Mental Health and Dispelling the Stigma – A call to action #BellLetsTalk

Aaron Chy, BSc, BSc Pharm/PharmD. Candidate Mental Vs. Physical Health Let’s face it, nobody wants to feel sick. Whenever we feel unwell we’re always quick to look for a solution; we seek out medical advice, purchase medications, and maybe take a few days off work. We take time, rest and generally do everything we can…