Category Archives: Health Talk

Keeping Cool from the Inside Out

Hot temps with no air conditioning? No problem. Here are some simple hints to help cool your body down, from the inside. Stay hydrated. Drink lots and lots of cold water, and try to avoid the sugary beverages. Adding ice may be a temptation, but your body works overtime to warm up ice water, which in turn makes you even … <entire article…>

Raising Healthy Children

So many snack foods and candy that our children eat are brightly coloured with food dyes, specifically yellow dye #5 and Blue #2. Recent studies (and many not so recent ones), show negative effects on brain activity in children after they eat even small doses of such artificial food colourings. Hyperactivity, symptoms of ADD and ADHD, and shortened attention spans … <entire article…>

Homemade Natural Cleaning Products

A lot of our everyday cleaning products are harsh, abrasive and potentially dangerous to your environment, home and family – not to mention, they can be very expensive. Why not use homemade, all-natural products instead? Here are some easy-to-make and effective homemade cleaning products. Lemons – The high content of Vitamin C in lemons makes them an effective skin care … <entire article…>

Get the Most from your Daily Walks with Cardio Walking Exercise

Walking is a safe, peaceful and effective way to lose weight and reduce stress. Now physical trainers recommend “cardio walking” for your heart. 3 Steps to the “Cardio Walk” Walk slowly for 5 minutes, or count 10 telephone poles. Increase your speed for the next 5 minutes, or 10 telephone poles. Now cool down. Walk slowly again for 5 minutes, … <entire article…>

Eating your way through December…

…can be both delightful and digestively challenging! Here are some tips so you can both enjoy your food and feel okay the next day. Eat a light snack before you go out so that you don’t arrive famished! Savour what you eat and make it last. This aids in digestion and releases the flavours better. Fit in a walk every … <entire article…>

Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared Preventing the spread of the N1H1 Flu

How is the Flu spread? They spread when someone with the flu coughs or sneezes and droplets come in contact with another person’s nose, mouth or eyes. When people with the flu cough or sneeze into their hands and contaminate things they touch, other people can become infected if they touch the same object and then touch their face. A … <entire article…>

Sleeping Your Way to Good Health

We all know that we feel better after a good night’s sleep. But researchers tell us that a good sleep is actually extremely good for our health, including preventing diseases. Those who sleep 7-9 hours a night have healthier hearts and sleep reduces inflammation. That’s good for us because inflammation creates more risk for heart-related conditions, as well as cancer … <entire article…>

Eat Well. Get Smart!

Imagine a diet that can make you smarter! Recent studies have shown that certain nutrients may have significantly positive effects on the brain. Some foods actually maximize your brain’s potential, others protect against diseases that affect the brain. Egg yolks – for brain function Spinach –protects against age-related issues Yellow-fin tuna – protects against Alzheimer’s Cranberries – improve memory Sweet … <entire article…>

Sunshine is good for us if…

Exposure to sunlight is very important to our bodies. Sun helps the body produce vitamin D, which maintains calcium levels to help form strong bones. Our skin is the first line of defense against pollutants, ultraviolet (UV) radiation and other environmental factors. Take care of your precious possession! What’s not so good… Excessive exposure to sunlight (more than 10-15 minutes) … <entire article…>