There has been a lot of talk about healthy foods, more about superfoods of late! From the fitness freaks, from new-age working women to teenagers—everyone seems to be swearing by the superfoods—organic foods which have immense health benefits, preventing high-risk diseases like cancer, heart troubles, diabetes, and increasing metabolism and energy levels.
Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus. It affects one in 10 women and undetermined numbers of transgender and non-binary people.
Despite its prevalence and the accompanying economic burden, endometriosis is underfunded and steeped in histories of sexism, racism and classism.
Medical Director, South Asian Health Institute, Fraser Health, Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Adjunct Professor Faculty of Health Sciences SFU; Distinguished visiting professor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA), Executive Member: Global Association of Physicians of India Origin (www.gapio.in); Founding Chair, Canada India Network Society (www.thecins.org)
The pandemic has shone a bright light on Canadian hospitals, which—unfortunately for patients and taxpayers—receive funding in an outdated manner. In the coming months, our hospitals will begin to see patients whose care was delayed during the pandemic, yet they have little incentive to provide care efficiently or even care for as many patients as possible.
Commodity prices have risen to record levels over the past year as the Global Pandemic took hold. Disruptions and events like the Suez Canal ship blockage and the Texas power outage have magnified the global supply chain problems leading to commodity shortages worldwide. The result is an increase in most commodities that are trickling down to Canadian families and consumers.