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Great Tips for Healthy Living

5 Surprising Tips to Help You Lose Weight

Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means - a brigade of people looking to lose a few extra pounds. It's true that as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, there is a natural inclination to "get fit". One dreams of short stampede dresses, feeling pretty in summer... Continue Reading

The Importance of Balance

One of our senior citizens greatest concerns is the fear of falling and suffering a hip fracture or other mobility reducing injury. The prevalence of falls in the elderly is due to a loss of muscle strength and body proprioception (sense of balance). As we age, most of us realize that we are... Continue Reading

Underactive Thyroid? How Nutrients & Foods can help

Do you have any of the following symptoms: Fatigue? Constipation? Dry skin? Intolerance to cold? If so, your thyroid may be underactive and not be functioning optimally. The Thyroid Foundation of Canada estimates that 1 in 10 Canadians have a Thyroid condition. That is a large number of... Continue Reading

Concrete Steps in Preventing Chronic Disease

The greatest health challenge currently faced by Canadians is the ever growing burden of chronic disease. The management and prevention of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer has become essential for the welfare of our society. Prevention is... Continue Reading

6 tips to beat PMS

We’ve all been there; the bloating, the cramping, mood swings, anxiety, breast tenderness, acne and insatiable cravings for chocolate.  Leaving you wondering why is this happening and is it normal?  Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can be caused by hormonal imbalances, which can be brought on by... Continue Reading

getting to the heart of the matter

According to the heart and stroke foundation, in 2008 alone, 29% of all deaths were related to cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke (Statistics Canada, 2011c).  What is sad about these numbers is that Heart Disease has been... Continue Reading

5 ways to beat the holiday blues

Holiday blues are defined as depressive feelings throughout the holidays (1), believed to be the result of our momentum of excitement  spinning us in an alternate direction.  Psychology Today defines possible symptoms as "headaches, insomnia, uneasiness, anxiety, sadness, intestinal problems,... Continue Reading
making the right choice the easy choice

making the right choice the easy choice

We should all have the opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives.  Unfortunately not everyone gets the same opportunity when it comes to health. Indeed, our health is shaped by income and wealth.  Education, income, food security, social inclusion, gender, race and early childhood... Continue Reading