Category Archives: Health Talk

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…>

Good Things Come From a Good Night’s Sleep

A survey by Harvard Women’s Health Watch found that more people are sleeping less than six hours a night, and sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week.  If this happens once in awhile, it’s okay, but if you are always short of sleep, you need to figure out how to add in some more … <entire article…>

Trade Coffee for Apples

Feeling a little sluggish in the afternoon? Trying  to cut back on your caffeine in the morning? Look no further than the humble apple. There is mounting evidence to support the claim that an apple is as good as that cup of java to give you a quick jolt of energy, and better still, apples bring you actual nutrition! Here’s … <entire article…>

Think While You Drink… Drink More – Water That Is

August is the high point of summer. It is holiday time, vacation time and barbecue time. Time off from work means we allow ourselves to stay up late, have a few more drinks, a few more parties and even more drinks. Quickly, before you realize, your calorie intake adds up, dehydration takes effect and possibly a few extra pounds show … <entire article…>

Get Your Daily Berry Fix

In 1616, Canadian explorer Samuel de Champlain wrote, “Without them we might have starved to death.” He was talking about berries, especially blueberries and raspberries, that his team of explorers found growing along the shores of the Ottawa River and Lake Huron. Not only did they keep these early explorers from starving to death, they kept them healthy! Today we … <entire article…>

Walking your way to a better you!

Walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve your fitness level. It can be done indoors or outdoors, and can be tailored to your own abilities and goals. Before starting a walking program, check with your doctor if you have a chronic medical condition or a recent injury. Invest in good shoes. These are the only … <entire article…>

People walking on the boardwalk

7 Steps to Soft, smooth, flake-free skin

by Raffi Nersesin, Paramedical Skin Health Winter is the worst time of the year for dry, flaky, cracking, chapped and leathery-looking skin. Here’s how to protect your face from the elements by changing your skin-care  regimen during the colder months. 1. Cleanse You want to be gentler on skin by avoiding foaming or soap-containing products because these will encourage dryness and irritation by stripping … <entire article…>

Health talk: Foods that De-stress

It is true. Some foods and beverages keep us ‘wired’, like caffeinated beverages, and others, like chamomile tea, help calm us down. Checkout these facts:B vitamins and magnesium are involved in the production of serotonin, which helps regulate mood and relieve stress. B12, in fact, is one of the most important vitamins involved in the synthesis of the ‘happy’ brain … <entire article…>