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…

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…

So You’ve Bought a Fitness Tracker— Now What?

You’ve finally decided to get into shape, need more motivation or just want another ‘toy’ to add to your growing list of fitness gizmos. So you begin to check out fitness devices. I started on-line and then decided to go to one of the big box stores to take a closer look. There are now…

MIND Diet May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by as Much as 53%!

MIND diet study shows growing evidence that what you eat may affect your brain health A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago shows a diet plan they developed — appropriately called the MIND diet — may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 53 percent. Even…

Why A Company Health and Wellness Plan is Good for Employees and Your Bottom Line

In today’s times, it’s astonishing to learn that a whopping 5 million Canadians do not have a family physician. It’s even more alarming when you learn that nine out of ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke (smoking, high alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol…