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Top 22 Foods to Add Years of Healthy Life

A foundational recommendation for healthy eating is simply to eat REAL food. To protect your health, I advise spending at least 90 percent of your food budget on whole foods, and only 10 percent, or less, on processed foods. This article will highlight 22 foods known for their potent health benefits. As a quick aside, while food selection is founda ....

Nobel Prize-Winning Science Highlights Importance of Good Sleep for Health

The importance of sleep cannot be overstated, and the fact that the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine just went to three biologists1,2,3,4,5 — Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young — for their ....

Diet Soda Makers Sued Over Deceptive, False and Misleading Advertising

Low- or no-calorie artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are typically used to sweeten so-called "diet" foods and beverages in lieu of calorie-rich sugar or high fructose corn syrup. The idea is that consuming fewer calories will result in weight loss. However, research has firmly refuted such claims, showing that artificial sweeteners actually produce the complete opposite effect. ....

What Is Coralberry?

A beautiful member of the huckleberry family of plants, the ornamental coralberry appears in many open wooded areas, sometimes by streams and riverbanks and often where post oak trees thrive. Rather than propagating through seeds, they grow in “colonies” as their roots form nodes under the ground, forming shrubs with arching branches that reach as high as 6 feet.With its musical-sounding botan ....

Thirsty For Health? The surprising ways water transforms our wellness

Canada is home to some of the world’s most pristine fresh water. The more we recognize how water keeps every part of our body healthy, the more we can appreciate and protect our access to this vital nutrient.While Oktoberfest may be winding down, the party is just getting started here in Elmvale, Ontario. “At Oktoberfest, you have to pay for it,” says William Shotyk, “but we have the first ....

Gut Bacteria a Key to Health

If you’ve been trying to lose weight and making serious diet cuts in all the right places for weight loss, not just maintenance, but still not making progress, there may be something at play that is effectively blocking your success. According to new research, the problem might not be what’s already there, but what’s missing — specifically the right gut microbiota. Research at the Universi ....

Warming Teas Blend-your-own comfort

Fill your kettle. Grab your favourite tea cup or teapot. Blend a few key ingredients. Get yourself comfortable. Now … enjoy a quick cup, a pot, or—if you’re using dried plants—a big batch of DIY herbal tea to have on hand for weeks to come.EnergyThis tea will restore waning energy, without the crash that comes with coffee or sugar. Zesty spruce has a high dosage of vitamin C, so it was use ....

How to Grow Garlic

Herbs and spices are among the healthiest, most nutrient-dense foods available. They're really a "secret weapon" that just about everyone can take advantage of, regardless of your budget. Not only are they generally inexpensive to buy, they're even less expensive if you grow them yourself. Garlic in particular has long been hailed for its healing powers, especially against infectiou ....

Common Cleaning Products May Increase Your Risk of Lung Disease

Skillful advertising and colorful containers tempt consumers to purchase cleaning supplies that are filled with toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. Research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) into more than 2,000 cleaning products1 reveals the complete lack of oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exposing you and your family to hazardous chemicals.Manufacturer ....

We All Need a Hug

The healing power of a simple touchJennifer Delic of Stouffville, Ontario, already had two beautiful children—Madison and Avery—when her third daughter, Jade, was born.“She came a month early, at just over three pounds, and had to spend some time, about two weeks, in the NICU,” she says, referring to the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital where she gave birth. “When I was disch ....

The Real Dangers of Electronic Devices and EMFs

I was recently interviewed by Dave Asprey when I visited his Bulletproof lab on Vancouver Island.1 In it, I review the real dangers of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by electronic devices. I will also do a more comprehensive lecture on this topic at Asprey's Bulletproof Conference October 13 through 15 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.Avoiding excessi ....

Rash Attack A parent’s guide to common skin rashes and sensitivities

Skin irritations are common in kids, but many can be treated naturally at home. Check out this guide to some common skin sensitivities and how to soothe them quickly and naturally.Sweet September. Kids are back to school and the long, lazy days of summer make way for the cooling temperatures of autumn. However, a new school year brings worries as kids are exposed to new environments and potential ....

Eat Your Fiber — Soluble and Insoluble

What constitutes soluble as opposed to insoluble fiber is something not everyone is clear on, especially in regard to their importance. In discussing fiber, there are two types: soluble and insoluble. Most consider fiber a tool to aid in healthy digestion, but it does so much more. Dietary fiber, the indigestible part of plant material, is considered an essential nutrient because only through eati ....

Following the Advice of Ancient Philosophers Can Make You Happier

For many, happiness is elusive at best and at times near impossible. There's always something (or someone) pushing our buttons, making us feel less than joyful. According to Barbara Fredrickson, a psychologist and positive-emotions researcher, most Americans have two positive experiences for every negative one.While that sounds good and well, this 2-to-1 positivity ratio is barely enough to get by ....

The Hidden Health Hazards After Flooding

Across the world, countries have experienced significant changes in weather patterns in the past decades.1 Recently, the southern U.S. coastline was again hit with category 4 hurricane winds, dumping over 50 inches of rain on Texas.2 People in Louisiana are still digging themselves out of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and experts expect Houston may experience the s ....

The 11-Year Old CEO Why creative kids are so awesome

Can kids be entrepreneurs? With a marketable skill, a passion for helping others, and the right support system—absolutely.Ella Psaila seems like a normal 11-year-old. She loves bacon, moustaches, and ....

Natural Remedies For Kids

Keep your family healthy this new school year. Learn all about preventive strategies and natural remedies for common childhood ailments from a naturopathic physician and children’s health expert.During the crazy back-to-school days of September, families are gearing up for what feels like a new year. Both parents and children alike are adjusting to new schedules, and getting sleep routines and n ....

Who’s the Boss?

Teaching your children responsibility is one of the backbones of parenting. Why, then, is it so difficult to know how much is too much, and how soon is too soon? Sometimes the hardest thing for an adult to do is to let their child grow up.My son is starting high school … like … now.He is two months from being a teenager.What sort of internal monologue does this create for me?“It means he is ....