Category Archives: Health Talk

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…>

Health Talk – Soup That Heals!

Grandma was right! Soup not only warms us up and fortifies our bodies it is actually proven to help us get better when we’re sick. Soup stock is “liquid nutrition”, packed full of vitamins and nutrients in an easy-to-digest format, especially for those who are ill or lacking an appetite. It provides necessary fluid and warms our bodies. Maybe you … <entire article…>

Summer Food Safety

Summer Food Safety Keeping food safe and your family healthy during hot weather isn’t complicated. Health Canada suggests four simple rules that we all can remember: Separate, Clean, Chill and Cook. Separate: Always separate your raw meat, fish and eggs from cooked foods, fruits and vegetables. Pack them in separate bags and wrap them separately in the refrigerator. This avoids … <entire article…>