Sugar Shock – The Unsweetened Truth!

Canadians eat an astounding 88 pounds of sugar per year—it’s about one in every five calories we consume. Sugar by any name; barley malt, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, cane syrup, dextrin, dextrose, and sweeteners, *, is still a substance that if consumed in excess can lead to the proliferation of many cancers. In fact,…

The Non-Diet Diet

The Non-Diet Solution to Weight Loss  Dieting is defined as restricting oneself to small amounts of food to lose weight. An estimated 45 million Americans spend $33 billion dollars a year trying to lose those extra uncomfortable pounds. Which, as many of us have experienced will come back and then the whole cycle of food…

Valentines Day – Straight From the Heart

Taking care of loved ones means knowing the signs of heart attack symptoms Valentine’s Day as we know is a time to acknowledge your loved ones, showing your appreciation and yes, love. But I would suggest the most important thing you can do for those you care the most about, is take care of yourself…

Top Trends in Preventative Health Care – Personalized Medicine

2016-Science and Technology Increasingly Converge Part 2 In my previous blog, I have been discussing some of the technological and scientific opportunities in preventative health care. So what does personalized medicine mean? PERSONALIZED MEDICINE AND GENETIC PROFILING ON THE RISE Personalized medicine is an emerging practice that uses an individual’s genetic profile to guide decisions…

Top Trends in Preventative Healthcare

Science and Technology Converge Part I As a passionate advocate of preventative healthcare and wellness, I am glad to see that there will be an increased focus on prevention, because many older people continue to have chronic diseases which overwhelm their daily activities and are not enjoying a good quality of life in their later…

Women’s Brains – Our Grey Matter, Matters!! An Update on the Women’s Brain Health Initiative

What a year 2015 has been for the The Women’s Brain Health Initiative –(WBHI)  a leader in the fight against women’s brain aging disorders and I am proud member of the board of directors. There have been many exciting developments at Women’s Brain Health Initiative this year. We are creating a global discussion on women’s…

Is it the end of red meat?

When weighing the cancer risk of some meats to colorectal cancer moderation is the new normal. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) a subsidiary of the World Health Organization, (WHO) ruled that processed meat causes colorectal cancer and red meat e.g. pork, lamb, beef probably does. The finding was reached by a group…

Antibiotics aren’t always the answer. Let a viral cold run its’ course

It’s that time of year again—when colds, flu, bronchitis, sore throats and many sinus and ear infections start to surface at home, school and our workplaces. The tendency when someone gets sick these days is to presume they will need an antibiotic to get better. The facts are that taking antibiotics for colds and other…

PAP TESTS HELP ELIMINATE CERVICAL CANCER IN CANADA

Every year there are 400,000 Canadian women who receive news that their Pap test results are not normal. The voice of women physicians, The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (www.fmwc.ca) wants to change that. This month they are launching an awareness campaign aimed at physicians to urge their female patients to have a PAP…

Six Top Tips For Healthy Aging

A healthy older woman is active and independent. By active, I mean being able to do the things you want like meeting your friends, going out, and working out. You don’t have any limitations based on physical issues. Being independent is a more cognitive aspect o f health. It means you are able to do…