Common Sense Solutions & Dieting

One thing I’d like every woman to understand is the true meaning of diet. I cannot emphasize enough how much potential harm comes from our society’s insistence that diet simply means restricting caloric intake to lose weight. The current trend in maintaining a healthy weight is the non-diet approach for health, and although I say…

Skin Cancer–Summertime and the Living is Easy. But Not for Skin Cancer

Don’t be fooled looking at celebrity photos of stars walking the beach in Malibu all bronzed and healthy. It gives the wrong impression that looking good means getting a good tan in the summer. The truth.  Sun and skin cancer go hand in hand triggered by exposure to ultraviolet rays and artificial tanning beds. One…

Workplace Health- Keeping a workplace healthy is all about prevention

Workplace health is all about prevention. When one person gets sick, it can have a domino effect.  Soon everyone has ‘that cold so and so gave me’.  So, prevention is now more important than ever because this is the first generation that will not live longer than its parents. With an aging population and an…

Spring Cleaning – it’s Time to De-clutter Your Life!

Spring cleaning is a time-honoured tradition of doing a deep clean of one’s home or a room. In modern times, it’s also used as a metaphor for a time to reflect on our lives and look for ways to simplify or invigorate our lives. I look at it as a time to review expectations of…

New Guidelines for Zika Virus & Travel

Canada’s Public Health Agency issued a travel health notice recommending that pregnant women avoid traveling to countries or areas where the mosquito-borne Zika virus has been found which includes popular destinations for Canadians, including Cuba, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. http://https://www.facebook.com/CTVNewsChannel/videos/1325413534186641/

My New Year’s Resolution– Is NO New Year’s Resolutions!

I will be honest; my issue is not wanting to exercise or take the time to work out. I have a very busy schedule and find it hard to fit in.   Although I know and talk about the importance of exercise and healthy aging, internally I find it hard to schedule.  I tell myself that’s…

Pneumonia deaths are increasing. Protect yourself and your family.

1500 adults die from pneumonia in Canada every year. We are in the midst of a rough flu season similar to 2014-2015, where many outbreaks occurred and are likely to continue throughout the winter.   So I would like to remind you of the importance of immunization and flu shots and adult pneumonia. Pneumonia is…