Vitamin A and its Role in the Immune System

By Viktoriya Zabigaylo & Dr. Orest Szczurko

Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient, meaning it cannot be made by the body and thus must be obtained from the diet1. Vitamin A is used in various physiological processes such as regulating immune function, vision, reproduction and cellular differentiation2.

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The Benefits of Magnesium

By Viktoriya Zabigaylo & Dr Orest Szczurko

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays an important role in over 300 biochemical processes inside of our cells1. One of its main functions is to help produce ATP, which is the main source of energy in the body2. Magnesium is especially important in the physiological function of the brain, heart and skeletal muscles. Research has shown that magnesium helps in the following conditions:

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Giardiasis – The Ghost of Travel’s Past

By Dr Orest Szczurko

Giardiasis, caused by the protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia, is the most common protozoal infection in humans.  Occurring in both developing and industrialized countries, transmission occurs after ingestion of Giardia cysts in water or food.  This often occurs during travel.  Symptoms occur within 1 to 2 weeks of ingestion.  The cysts easily survive the acidic environment of the stomach and rapidly turn to trophozoites in the duodenum.

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