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Eating Blueberries Can Help Fight the Blues

The pandemic has many of us feeling a little blue these days. Here’s a little tidbit of information that might help you work through that blah-like feeling. Blueberries, long known for their antioxidant properties also contain a not so secret ingredient called...

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Simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Climate change is real and is threatening our very existence. Many of us would like to lower our carbon footprint but don’t know where to start. Here are several food related ways to have a positive impact that we can all do at home. 1. Become a ClimatarianSimply put,...

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Eat Your Greens! – March Health Food Blog

Ever wonder why your mother would say things like … “sweet child of mine, eat your greens”!  There is a myriad of research to support the benefits greens provide to our bodies. Just look at this graphic produced by the writers of Live Life Fruit.com as a quick...

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Love is a Drug

I know what you are thinking. Wasn’t “Love Is The Drug” a song made popular by British band Roxy Music in the ’70s? Yes, it is and with this being February, the month we all celebrate our LOVE for others, I thought it may be a good idea to dust off that old vinyl...

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Focus on Your Mental Health

We have just entered another period of “lockdown” in Ontario. For many, that can result in excessive stress, anxiety, and depression. During this time, it is important that we exercise our minds in the same fashion that we exercise our bodies. Maintaining an awareness...

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How safe are canned foods?

September is here and kids are on their way back to school – albeit in a much different environment than usual. For many families, the end of summer means that they are reverting back to a compressed schedule, looking for ways to make cooking easier. Some choose to purchase canned foods as they are both convenient and, in some cases, less expensive than fresh foods. The question is … are canned foods safe?

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Metabolic Syndrome – It’s a real thing!

If left untreated, Metabolic Syndrome can progress to Type 2 Diabetes, not to mention a myriad of health problems that are associated with obesity and high blood pressure such as heart disease and stroke.

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Protect Yourself Against Ticks

Ticks are black-legged insects related to spiders. They need a host to feed and have a two-year life cycle. Tick season typically runs from April through October. And, they are plentiful … as many as 2,000 infected ticks in an acre of wooded land.

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Do fasting diets really work?

Fasting diets have garnered considerable media attention in recent years as a way of losing weight and improving health. But are they really effective?
History would suggest that humans have not always had the luxury or good fortune of enjoying three meals a day. Over long periods of time, our ancestors found it necessary to scrounge for food, sometimes going long periods without eating. This begs the question, is the occasional fast good for us?

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Magnesium – A Key to Good Health

Recently rediscovered as an overlooked key to good health, Magnesium plays a vital role in providing protection from illness and disease. It is an important component within our cells which helps our bodies maintain balance, avoid illness, perform well under stress, and maintain a general good state of health.

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These are unprecedented times

These are unprecedented times … all of us have come to this realization. We are worried for our families, our friends, our jobs and the future of our planet. Everything seems so uncertain at this time.

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Not getting enough sleep? You should be concerned.

In 1972, Dr. John Yudkin, a professor at Queen Elizabeth College in London, published a book entitled “Pure White and Deadly”. Yudkin’s research led him to the conclusion that sugar, not fat, was the major cause of cardiovascular disease. Was he right?

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Consider Blood, Organ and Tissue Donation

With the holiday season behind us and the new year in full swing, it is a good time to reflect and perhaps set goals for ourselves. Rather than the usual “get fit”, “eat less” or “take more time for me” goals, why not bring in the new year by giving the gift of life? Consider donating blood or placing yourself on an organ donor list.

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Natural Immune Boosters

Having enough Vitamin D is important for a number of reasons, including maintaining healthy bones and teeth; it may also protect against a range of conditions such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, helping to maintain the health of bones and teeth.

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Vitamin C and its Many Benefits

Having enough Vitamin D is important for a number of reasons, including maintaining healthy bones and teeth; it may also protect against a range of conditions such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, helping to maintain the health of bones and teeth.

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