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Sunshine and Sunscreen – friend or foe?

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada. Making lifelong efforts to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation is important to reduce the risk and prevent the development of cancer. Can sunscreen be toxic? There are two types of active ingredient in sunscreens: chemical... Continue Reading

4 Ways To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada. Making lifelong efforts to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation is important to reduce the risk and prevent the development of cancer. Four main strategies are recommended when it comes to UV protection: 1. Limit skin exposure... Continue Reading

Taking Care Of Your Genes

An essential paradigm of health Your genes are inherited from your parents and become the blueprint of who you are. The interpretation of these blueprints however is dependent on many things, some of which are in your control. What goes in your body – nutrition, air, toxins; what goes on in... Continue Reading

Facts & Foods: Preventing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects between 10-28 million Americans (1,2) with a predicted increase to 41 million in 2015 (1). In Canada, roughly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime (3). Osteoporosis was estimated to cost the Canadian... Continue Reading

mitochondria – and 3 reasons you should care about yours!

You might be wondering what heck are mitochondria and why do I care? They are critically important little structures inside your cells that are doing very very important work. More and more we understand them to be central to healing chronic illness. What are they? Mitochondrion (the plural of... 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

bring on the bugs!

With the change-of-season happening as we speak, let’s make a pact to keep ourselves charged and prepared for the cold months to come! Along with the beautiful red-orange leaves hovering the ground and the winds picking up pace at this time of year, we all know how it feels to be next to someone... 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