Category Archives: Health Talk

Laugh yourself to better health – Truly, humour is the best medicine

When did you last have a good “belly laugh”? We all love a good comedy or joke, but did you know there are proven health benefits when you laugh? Research into the medical benefits of laughter began in 1979 with the story of Norman Cousins, who was given a few months to live.  Cousins credits his recovery in large part … <entire article…>

Tanning is not Burning

Looking for healthy, glowing skin, a deeper, richer colour, or a “sun-kissed” look that says you’ve been outside enjoying the weather? Tanning, a process that usually happens after you get an initial sunburn, is NOT the answer. Today’s healthy skin can glow, show colour, even sport a “sun kissed” healthy look without a burn. What’s the harm? According to cancer … <entire article…>

The Path to Men’s Health

Men’s health is often overlooked – sometimes because activities such as yoga or cardio fitness classes are filled with more women than men; other times because when men think of ways to optimize their fitness level, they default to strength training and/or cardiovascular exercise as the gold standard. However, a balanced lifestyle, healthy body inside and outside, is equally important … <entire article…>

Don’t Let Seasonal Allergies Put A Stop To Your Fun In The Sun

Spring has sprung, and summer is on its way! This means we can only look forward to more sunny days, hotter temperatures, outdoor patios, and days at the beach… Can life get any better than this? After surviving one of our coldest winters in 25 years, most Torontonians would likely say ‘no way!’ But what about those city dwellers plagued … <entire article…>

Food for Thought – Going Nuts is Super for the Brain

People today are living longer – and better – than ever before. While our ancestors may have never dreamed of living well into their nineties, continuing to enjoy life a good 30 years after retirement is the new norm. So it is more important than ever to consider the lasting effects of the choices we make when we are younger. … <entire article…>

Don’t Let the Flu Get to You

Holiday season is a joyful time to enjoy with family and friends. Who wants to be stuck indoors taking pills and feeling miserable? Take control of your body this season and don’t let the flu get you down “period”! Everyone is at risk of getting the flu. Get the flu shot each fall to protect you and your family, friends … <entire article…>

Treat chronic inflammation with natural remedies before it takes control of you!

People live with inflammation every day and tend to treat the symptoms and not the cause. Inflammation is the body’s natural and healthy reaction to injury or infection. Tissues affected become swollen, red and painful. But many external and internal factors can trigger inflammation as well. The most common are: Drug/alcohol overuse Environmental toxins Free radical damage Stress Diet high … <entire article…>

Queen of Green – Kale

Kale, the newest “superfood,” truly is one of the most healthiest vegetables you can eat. Some call it “the queen of green” because in food rating systems, kale scores 4 “excellents”, 6 “very goods”, and 10 “goods”—for a total of 20 categories of nutrient richness! Where did kale come from? Kale is part of the cabbage family, like broccoli, cauliflower … <entire article…>

Sweet Talk SUGAR SUGAR Everywhere

By now we all know that sugar is not good for us. In fact, many serious illnesses are related to sugar. At one time, most of us thought that by avoiding an “extra teaspoon of sugar” in our coffee or tea, we were doing enough. The truth is, if we want to escape the many health issues related to too … <entire article…>