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Total Body Wellness and Healthy Eating Strategies

Are you feeling lethargic, bloated and lacking general motivation? Sedentary lifestyles and poor eating choices can wreak havoc on our metabolic systems. To perform at optimal capacity, the body requires constant movement and quality fuel.  While not much has changed with the basic functions of the human body in centuries, scientific research on total body wellness has exploded in recent ....

Scientifically illiterate EPA Thinks People Can be a ‘Blend’ of Male and Female Genders

A prenatal ultrasound test can definitively reveal whether a human who is safely developing in the womb is male or female. And since the early days of humanity, long before ultrasounds had come about, people have known that each human baby is either a male or female. A person is one or the other, but not both at the same time. This obvious fact has been acc ....

Scrumptious Scandinavian

Cuddle up to the tradition of hygge with a New Nordic menu featuring the vivid yet soothing tastes of Scandinavian cuisine. There’s no better way to enjoy winter than with body- and soul-warming Nordic recipes—especially after a day of brisk outdoor activities. Scandinavian countries, often snowbound and chilly for most of the year, supply a great le ....

Embrace the Danish Art of Hygge

Want to stay cozy and happy this winter (instead of shivering through the cold months)? Try embracing hygge. With winter upon us, it can be tempting to count down the days until the blustery months are once again a distant memory. However, wintertime offers an opportunity to embrace the Danish concept of hygge, characterized by a state of coziness, c ....

Rekindle your passion for winter

It’s a gorgeous, sunny morning as we pull up to Rogers Pass just outside of Revelstoke, BC, and I’m about to embark on my first backcountry snowboard mission. As we begin our ascent, clean mountain air fills my lungs and raw beauty envelops me. The climb is challenging, and as my heart and breathing rates increase, I realize that these are the precious moments I train for. ....

The Paleo Diet

Whether you’ve heard about it in passing, at the gym, or seen it hashtagged on a fitness enthusiast’s Instagram, you’ve probably heard of the Paleo diet—but what exactly is it? The theory behind the Paleo diet is that we can achieve better health by eating the same foods our ancestors subsisted on during the Paleolithic era: meats, fruits, vegetable ....

Learning Alternative Ways To Invest

The Financial market offers lots of different ways to make money from investments. Spread betting is a way of making money but without having to buy any assets. The term comes from the ‘spread’ of financial costs of a trading price. This means traders buy at a higher price than the market price and sell at a lower price. Therefore, money can be made by gauging whether the financial price will ....

Staying Healthy with the Season

Based on my book Staying Healthy with the Seasons, which is based on the simple Oriental philosophy that our health is reflected by our attunement to Nature and her cycles, here are some simple, yet practical ideas for staying healthy during autumn, as our days get shorter and colder. Embrace the harvest of your year, and stay healthy! 1. Open up to the harvest of your year....

Vital Tools for the Menopausal Woman

With the onset of the menopausal years, many women are seeking ways to minimize hot flashes, restore their sex drive, and regain their youthful appearance. These are the women who brought forth the feminist movement, demanded better forms of birth control, climbed the corporate ladder, demanded equal pay and reached high into the political arena. It is no surprise that they do not go ....

Integrative Medicine Update: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Cancer

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the incidence of this disease is increasing at an alarming rate. Ten million people get cancer yearly which results in 12% of all deaths worldwide. According to Canadian cancer statistics, 40% of Canadian women and 45% of Canadian men will develop cancer in their lifetimes. One out of four cancer patients will die from cance ....

Restoring Healthy Menopausal Rhythms - The Holistic Approach

This has been quite an unusual spring so far. It has been much sunnier and warmer than is typical for this time of year, as were February and March. In fact, this past winter was the warmest and driest on record for Ontario. On the positive side, it’s been great for outdoor activities. On the down side, if we don’t get some significant rain soon, we will likely be experiencing ....

The Body’s Role in Psychotherapy

Body-centred psychotherapy is a type of therapy that can access our psychological and emotional wounding at a level that may not be reached or healed by the use of literal language in “talk therapy”. Non-linear or symbolic language is required to affect certain shifts in consciousness and healing.  This is because specific areas of the brain which deal with symbolic l ....

The Best Herbs & Vitamins

A major health concern that has come to the forefront in the last decade is the evolution of new varieties of viruses. It is believed that some of these viruses could potentially contribute to epidemics that would be life-threatening to some individuals. The media has been full of stories about the spread of West Nile Virus, unusually virulent strains of influenza, and many others. ....

Canada's Second Most Popular Premier Is Revealed

A week ago, the Angus Reid polling company, which nowadays styles itself an Institute, released its regular poll of Canada's premiers' popularity. The poll, which usually shows hardcore conservative Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in the No. 1 spot as the country's perpetually most popular premier, is normally a great favourite among journalists here in Alberta and elsewhere. But on Sept ....

Biggest Toxic Tour yet exposes Chemical Valley's harsh reality

The event has grown considerably since starting in 2013, the result of continuous efforts by Indigenous community members and responsive settler activist groups, like Rising Tide Toronto and the Guelph Anti-Pipeline Action Group. On Friday Sept 4., 150 people packed into the Aamjiwnaang community centre for dinner, talks, poetry and music, predominantly from local Indigenous peoples, then ou ....