Myth #1: Heart disease is more common and deadly in men. Fact: Heart disease is actually the number one killer of women. Women often delay getting treatment and even when they do go to the hospital they are more likely to be investigated as having emotional vs. cardiovascular issues, they are treated less aggressively and [...]
Mention the term “heart disease” and most people picture an overweight, middle-aged man. Yet the reality is that heart disease is the number one killer of women in North America, accounting for a third of all deaths in women and far surpassing the prevalence of breast cancer. Cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati and holistic pharmacist [...]
Holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos offers some advice on supplements on Breakfast Television. She suggests taking a multivitamin as the foundation of your supplement routine, and to look for supplements geared towards your gender, age, actively level and any existing health conditions. She also reminds the audience to pay attention to the expiration dates on the label.
You don’t need a million bucks to look like a million bucks. On City TV Toronto, Pharmacist Sherry Torkos shares some tips for keeping your face looking gorgeous without burning a hole in your pocket. She suggests using a good cleanser, an occasional compliant and not skimping on the sunscreen. She also recommends cutting a toner from your routine if you’re looking to save money.
Even if you live in a cold climate, 80% of the sun’s rays can be reflected off snow and ice, which can contribute to premature aging and wrinkling. In addition to wearing a good sunscreen, Pharmacist Sherry Torkos suggests supplementing your diet with lycopene, which may offer natural sun protection. Sherry also mentions that some topical products containing green tea may even minimize the appearance of cellulite.
Chia, which took the world by storm in the 80s, is making a comeback. Only now it should be on your dinner plate instead of your desk! On Noon News, Pharmacist Sherry Torkos discusses the Chia seed as a nutritional powerhouse. Smaller than a sesame seed, this super food packs a powerful punch: just one tablespoon contains 5-6 grams of fiber and 2-3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids.
Pharmacist and health author Sherry Torkos uncovers some beneficial supplements and what they may do for your heath. She recommends fish oil for a healthy heart and improved brain function, as well as garlic, which may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Sherry also suggests tomato lycopene, which helps protect against prostate tumors while also offering some natural protection against ultraviolet radiation.
If you have a first-degree relative with Celiac disease, there’s a 10% chance you may have it, too. Besides the tell-tale stomach problems, Celiac disease can lead to hair loss, skin rashes, headaches, fatigue, bone loss and even fertility issues and increased risk of cancer if left untreated. On Morning Live Health & Life, Pharmacist Sherry Torkos urges those at higher risk to get tested with a simple at-home test.
Nothing will ruin a vacation faster than diarrhea. Holistic Pharmacist Sherry Torkos stops by CityLine to give some advice about how to avoid some of the indispositions that can strike while vacationing. To prevent “Montezuma’s Revenge”, Sherry advises being proactive by having enough “friendly” bacteria in your gut. Probiotics are good for digestion and may also protect you from traveler’s diarrhea.
Food can do more than satisfy your cravings and provide energy: some foods offer impressive health benefits as well. Holistic Pharmacist Sherry Torkos talks to CTV about what some of these functional foods may do and why they should be worked into your diet. Among others, she advocates tomatoes for prostate health and support for natural sun protection, garlic for heart health and green tea to help boost metabolism.
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