Issue: Dec/Jan 2019/20
- Holiday Greetings...
- O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
- Everyone Has One, What’s Your Story?
- Winter Protecting Your Home
- Glamming Up Without Breaking the Bank!
- Seeing Beyond the Dollars
- Holiday Gift Guide @ Local Shops
- 2020 Awards Season & Sports Galore Schedule
- Your Essential Home Kit for the Winter
- Sampling The World In Toronto
Category Archives: Health Talk
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…>
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…>
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…>
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…>
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…>
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…>
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…>
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 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…>