If you've ever tried to shed a few pounds, you know it's not easy —but there's nothing more rewarding than the moment you realize that your deliberate, steady progress has paid off. Maybe you've added more vegetables to your diet, or perhaps you've taken up walking every day or join a yoga class. Whatever the case, there's no one thing that leads to losing weight and keeping it off—it's a sequence of little tweaks. Whether you're getting started on your own weight loss journey or you're looking to stay on track, here are a few hacks to keep in mind.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:31

How owning a dog could improve your health

Nearly everyone will smile when they’re petting a dog. If the dog happens to plant a big kiss right on your hands or face, you will most likely laugh and giggle, even while pushing the dog away. Did you know that dogs can bring more than a smile to your face, though? Research demonstrates that they actually improve your health.
Thursday, 15 June 2017 14:37

Should you be worried about Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Treatment and Prevention Tips Lyme disease is a intricate infection that is caused by bacteria that’s spread from a tick or insect bite. Most cases of Lyme are due to a bite from a type of deer tick known as the black-legged tick, which can transmit and pass on bacteria known as borrelia burgdorferi.  According to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, more recently it’s also been established that other insects can also spread Lyme disease or cause similar infections — including other types of ticks, mosquitoes, and possibly spiders or fleas.
Canada, like the United States, has seen an astonishingly rapid rise in pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes over the last decade. According to a recent report, more than one-third of Canadian adults are now pre-diabetic.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 16:41

How To Stay Young and Hot Forever

Hello, fountain of youth! Beat the clock with these amazing, completely natural age erasers that boost brain power, stop stress, and smooth skin. Staying young and beautiful forever used to be science fiction, but fiction is rapidly becoming reality, thanks to new research.  Yesterday’s interest focused on disease management; today’s new frontier is averting sickness and aging altogether.  Getting older — without being doomed to wrinkle-dom and jiggly thighs — does not require a high-priced trainer and a bucket o' Botox. I swear it.
Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:07

Should We Worry About Cholesterol?

Belief in the high cholesterol myth has caused us to take our eye off the ball when it comes to preventing heart disease. This belief has caused us to ignore the real causes of heart disease while obsessively focusing on a harmless molecule that’s essential for life and has only a minor role in heart disease. And you should care about all this for two reasons. One, the cholesterol myth has been the basis of dietary advice people have been saddled with for the past thirty years, “official” dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and…
Friday, 14 October 2016 11:10

5 Surprising Side Effects of Not Pooping!

We all poop but we hardly ever talk about it. When was the last time you sat down and talked to a friend—or even your doctor—about what your poop looks like? If you're like most people, the answer is never. That silence hasn't just left us in the dark about our toilet-time activities, but constipation is something that you and I should really talk about. After all, 63 million Americans report having sluggish bowels. Chronic constipation affects 15-30% of Canadians and is commonly found in young children and the elderly, occurring more frequently in females than in males. So odds are that…
Women shouldn't be afraid of their body’s naturally produced hormones! Your hormones are a vital element of your overall biological makeup. Hormones travel throughout the body coordinating complex processes like growth, metabolism, body temperature, hunger, moods, calcium regulation, blood sugar levels and fertility.  They are necessary to the healthy functioning all of your body systems, not just your reproductive system.  
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 15:20

8 Ways We Sabotage Weight Loss

Do you eat well most of the time, but just can’t seem to lose those stubborn pounds especially if you are over 50? It could be that you are not eating the right foods. From long experience I can tell you that it is difficult for many women to lose weight in the peri- and post-menopausal years, especially the peri-menopausal years, without some hormonal balancing. Here are a few common issues you need to understand about your metabolism to start revving up your fat-burning furnace. 
Thursday, 02 June 2016 20:47

Are Toxic Chemicals Making you Fat?

We have become a nation preoccupied with our weight. We now have weight loss programs of all types and we are flooded with information from the media about the need to trim our waistlines.  With all this attention, one would imagine that obesity would be on the decline.  Clearly, it is not. It may be that we concentrating on the wrong thing. 
Most of us have our guard up when it comes to direct-to-consumer drug advertising. We know the butterflies, sunsets and puppies in the TV ads are designed to distract us from terms like "blood clot," "heart attack," "stroke," "seizure," "life-threatening allergic reaction" and "death." We are aware that more than half the ads tell us why we don't actually want to ask our doctor about the new wonder drug.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 14:36

My ego made me do it!

Have you ever screwed up a situation because you were too big for your britches? We've all made mistakes, embarrassed ourselves, and said things that we are not proud of. When we don't understand or accept our ego, it can quickly spin you into a spell of disconnect. Don't get me wrong. Your ego will help you create amazing things for yourself and others.  The ego is human nature.
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