Jane Langille

Jane Langille is a health and medical writer based near Toronto, Ontario. Jane writes about health news and medical innovations for media publications and health care providers

As yoga continues to rise in popularity, it may help reduce the use of medications for some common medical conditions. A few years ago, a man in his early 50s with benign prostate enlargement was suffering greatly and losing sleep. Keen to find relief from symptoms that persisted in spite of taking prescription medication, he decided to try yoga. He worked one-on-one with a certified yoga therapist three times a week and after a few months his symptoms subsided. “We worked together for a few years. Ultimately, he was able to get relief and get completely off his medication,” says…

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Is it possible that vitamin D can ward off cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic disorders, depression, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, mortality and even autism? Readers of health articles have been deluged by such stories.

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Find out which popular yoga style fits you best In North America, Hatha yoga is the most popular style, consisting of a series of poses, or “asanas,” mindful breathing techniques called “pranayama,” and relaxation and meditation. Within Hatha yoga, there are many different sub-styles offering various levels of exertion and focus. Here are some of the most popular: Ashtanga is a rigorous physical workout designed to build strength and endurance with a specific sequence of postures Bikram, or hot yoga, is practiced in a room heated to 105° F. and helps promote deeper stretching and the flushing out of toxins.…

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