Health Matters

It's Earth Week

Concepts, Environmental Health, Health Matters, Self Actualization

In honour of Mother Earth I wanted to share some of my favourite, earth-friendly, eco-conscious, products, websites and crusaders. Get outside, enjoy the sunshine…

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What's in Your Personal Care Products

Concepts, Environmental Health, Health Matters, Prevention

Maybe, if we're lucky, perhaps, sort of, with any luck, spring has arrived. With the impending glee of rousing gardens, warmer temperatures and longer days, everyone…

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Is ____________ really that bad for me?

Concepts, Food, Health Matters, Prevention

It doesn't matter what you fill in the blank, the concept is the same. While there are foods that are certainly bad for you, the more significant issue is the lost…

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How Full is Your Cup?

Concepts, Environmental Health, Health Matters, Prevention, Self Actualization

How full is your cup? I prefer mine to be at least half empty. If I suspect that it is filling too quickly or that I don’t have enough wiggle room for almond…

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Kids these days have iPads & Hypertension

Concepts, Health Matters, Heart Health, Kids, Prevention

As published earlier this week in the Huffington Post While scavenging the refrigerator on Family-Day for a healthy lunch for our 18 month-old daughter, my husband…

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Make V-Day about your Heart, your Real Heart

Concepts, Food, Health Matters, Heart Health

The essence of Valentine’s Day is not about cards, candy and flowers. It is about getting in touch with the people that we love and value. As with most of our…

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Prepare for the Second Wave. Flu Prevention 101

Concepts, Food, Health Matters, Kids, Prevention

Here is where we left off last week. The reverence we place upon the flu vaccine as a public health maven is adding to its social stigma and deep capacity for cultural…

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If Condoms Were Like Flu Shots

Concepts, Health Matters

  If condoms were like flu shots they would never sell. In fact, we likely wouldn’t even make them - there would be no market. If condoms conferred only…

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A personal manifesto...

Concepts, Health Matters, Self Actualization

While I was busy creating a 10-day plan for all of you, I had been negating some homework that had been handed to me. Part of my commitment to personal development…

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Day 10: In 2013 I will be at my best (10 Days 10 Habits)

Concepts, Health Matters, Self Actualization

I am at my best when :____________________________________________________________ There are many things that we have to cover in an intake, but none as valuable…

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Day 9: All in moderation (10 Days 10 Habits)

Concepts, Food, Health Matters, Self Actualization

The conversation usually starts like this… ‘So, I am assuming you think alcohol is bad, right?’ No, not at all I reply, but that depends on why you are drinking…

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Day 8: What do you Love? (10 Days 10 Habits)

Concepts, Health Matters, Self Actualization

What do you love? I don’t mean love like you love dark chocolate, but really truly love. Over the past 7 days we have spent a lot of time talking about things…

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