Category Archives: Health Talk

A New Look at the Sunshine Vitamin “D”

There was a reason for our grandparents taking a daily dose of “cod liver oil”. The strong, rather unpleasant tasting oil contains almost half of Health Canada’s daily dose of vitamin D. But today, many Canadians are at risk of not getting enough of this important vitamin. There are now, many other options to cod liver oil (although you can … <entire article…>

A Healthy Life with a Lasting Bright Smile

The health of your mouth is directly connected to the health in the rest of your body and vice versa. There was a good reason that we were all told by our parents to brush our teeth. We knew it would give us a bright smile, prevent cavities and keep our breath smelling fresh. There is more, much more – … <entire article…>

Music for the Soul & Health

Have you ever exercised to music and felt like a superstar? Has a beautiful piece of music ever reduced you to tears? Do you put on relaxing music for an evening at home, plug in your favourite tunes when you’re on an airplane or cleaning up around the house? Music isn’t just something that impacts your mood. Music is actually … <entire article…>

Investing in Healthy Bones

As we are living longer we must invest more to health for a better and happier life. Building up healthy bones early in life through proper diet and exercise will help prevent osteoporosis later on, and this is why it is considered a disease of childhood that manifests in old age. Chronic diseases, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, are becoming … <entire article…>

Happy Feet – Good for the Sole!

This may seem obvious, but you’ve only got two feet. And those feet have to last you a lifetime – in fact, they have to last you on average 75,000 miles by the time you are 50 years old. Imagine that. No matter how tall, slight or robust your body frame, your two feet, supported by two ankles, do it … <entire article…>

6 Things We Know For Sure to HELP Reduce the Risk…

Today, it is not uncommon for most of us knowing someone with the illness of cancer. It is encouraging to know that many types are more curable today than ever before. Research and science studies from around the world, including the Canadian Cancer Society (founded in 1938), has made tremendous progress over the years. For example, the type of cancer … <entire article…>

The Eyes Have It! Healthy Lifestyle for Clear Vision

Your eyes are an important part of your health. You want to keep them in good working order.  Eye health is particularly important as we age because the part of the eye retina called the macula starts to degenerate. The macula is responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive—too much degeneration and you experience serious loss … <entire article…>

Yoga For Heart!

It’s well known that a healthy heart comes from heart pumping cardiovascular activity. On the other hand, yoga is recognized for relaxation and flexibility. The history of yoga goes back to ancient India where people practiced it to increase tranquility and spiritual insight. Although yoga does not count as moderate intense exercise, it’s proved to benefit heart health as much … <entire article…>

Say Goodbye to Flu this Winter

When you are rushing around ahead of the holidays, staying up late and stressing about what you need to get done, your body is more vulnerable to germs. All of a sudden, you are sick in bed at the very time you want to feel and look your best. At this time of year, it is especially important to fight … <entire article…>