Health Tips (135)

22 Aug
  1 in 5 people suffer from painful Arthritis (joint pain) but what is even more baffling is Rheumatoid Arthritis can strike at any age.  Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disabling inflammatory disorder that affects mainly females and occurs frequently in people under the age of 40 and most commonly between the ages of 30- 60. It often results in swelling, joint stiffness, fatigue, anemia, weight loss, fever and pain.  Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease, meaning the...
21 Aug
Did you know that 1 in 5 people suffer from arthritis? Why does it affect so many people and how can you reduce the pain and progression? The term 'Arthritis' refers to group of more than 100 diseases and conditions that cause pain and swelling in the joints.  It is a condition that affects the joints of the body and the connective tissues that surround them. While the exact cause of Arthritis is still being studied extensively, factors such as genetics, autoimmune disorders,...
02 Aug
  September 2017:   Saturday, September 9, 2017: Goodness Me Location: 2-79 Park Place Blvd, Barrie ON L4N 6P4. Lecture begins: 1:00PM ET. Register here.   Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Commisso’s Fresh Foods Location: 6161 Thorold Stone Rd, (Thorold Stone Mall) Niagara Falls, ON L2J 1A4. Lecture begins: 6:30PM ET.    Friday, September 15, 2017: CHFA East (Canadian Health Food Association Tradeshow) Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON....
20 Jul
Have you ever watched an injury happen? It can feel like watching a slow motion video? That’s what happened to our family while out at the cottage last summer. We were all enjoying a fun summer splash with a rope swing when my husband Alan climbed up high into the tree and did a beautiful swing, leaping into the water. 

My sister-in-law Deanna was up next. She was brave so she climbed as high as Alan and launched herself off the branch. As the rope tightened, she fell 3 feet...
18 Jul
Advertisers devote a lot of money toward campaigns to convince athletes, exercise enthusiasts, and even children that sports drinks are a healthy way to replenish the body’s electrolytes naturally lost during sweating. While it’s certainly important to rehydrate, sadly there are many negative health implications associated with popular sports drinks.   Here is the low-down on some of the ingredients in these toxic chemical cocktails: Sugar: It takes a lot of work for...
14 Jul
  It’s not often in life that you meet someone whose mission it is to help others without an ulterior motive. I have met that person and his name is Jagger Gordon. Jagger is an executive chef who I met late last year and who I watched turn his vision into reality in 7 short months. His passion drove him and continues to drive him to meet the demands of those less fortunate souls that go hungry every day.    Chef Jagger Gordon’s mission started in 2014 when he...
14 Jul
  Medical experts warn against the practice of extended periods of fasting for weight loss. It is not effective and can lead to slowed metabolism and muscle loss.  ‘Intermittent Fasting’ on the other hand is getting a huge renewed interest from many health authors including Dr. John Belardi and Timothy Ferris of “The Four Hour Body” fame. Intermittent fasting is nothing new. Humans have fasted all through history, due to food scarcity, or for religious reasons.   Fasting...
30 Jun
  Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday on Saturday, July 1. I find it inspiring, and I want to take a moment to send a love note to Canada, because I do feel blessed to live in this land that is filled  “with glowing hearts” standing “strong and free”.    I think Canada is the best country in the world to live in…despite its insane weather. The hottest day in Canada was +45 C (113 F) as recorded in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan. In sharp contrast, the coldest day was...
19 Jun
One of the tastiest vegetables to enjoy this time of year is the summer squash. The soft and delicate nature of this squash is distinguished from the more familiar, harder winter squashes (butternut, acorn, spaghetti) as their rinds are edible. For this reason it has a much shorter shelf life. Popular summer squash varieties include pattypan squash (scallop or sunburst squash), yellow crookneck squash, yellow summer squash and the ever popular zucchini (courgette). My personal...
05 Jun
The whole world has gone coconut crazy and there are plenty of reasons why. Let’s take at look at the variety of coconut options and the health benefits associated to them.   Check out the research that is putting coconut back on the menu:   1. Coconut oil is the safest oil to use for cooking: Because coconut oil is a saturated fat, it is the least vulnerable of all the dietary oils to oxidation and the formation of free radicals. (1) Consuming oils that have...

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