Healthy body, healthy mind

Healthy body, healthy mind

Healthy body, healthy mind


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Can drinking fountains prevent childhood obesity?

Can drinking fountains prevent childhood obesity?

  Chalk up another victory for changing the environment (rather than the individual)!   This study appeared in the most recent edition of the journal Pediatrics and it details the outcome of a very simple environmental change – the installation of water fountains in elementary […]

Many parents don’t take concussions seriously enough

Many parents don’t take concussions seriously enough

We all are familiar with the word concussion. Often, we use it when talking about car accidents and trauma. I actually was surprised to read that there is no single definition for concussion. Typically, it is taken to mean some kind of traumatic event that […]

Should we always treat a fever?

Should we always treat a fever?

Fever is one of the most common symptoms that parents report running in to see their doctors. In fact, it is estimated that half of emergency room visits in children internationally is because of fever.   It is important to remember that fever is not […]

Calorie restriction during pregnancy may affect brain function later

Calorie restriction during pregnancy may affect brain function later

One of the most effective ways to postpone aging and actually increase life span is through reducing calories in a mild but chronic way. When adults have this kind of mild restriction of calories, the central nervous system actually benefits and maintains cognitive function.   […]

Alcohol’s link to cancer a lot stronger than many think

Alcohol’s link to cancer a lot stronger than many think

In Canada, in 2010, some 173,800 Canadians were diagnosed with cancer and more than 76,000 died from it. Alcohol is among the top 3 leading risk factors for death from cancer worldwide. And yet Canadians as a whole are unaware that alcohol can lead to […]

Doing Better With Depression

Doing Better With Depression

It’s hardly a day goes by that we don’t read about depression and its impact on people and the economy and the toll it takes with suicide. We also read about how wonderful treatments are and how it is important to get help as soon […]

The Oxidative Stress Link to Addiction & Mental Health – The Importance of Organic Food

The Oxidative Stress Link to Addiction & Mental Health – The Importance of Organic Food

The fundamental cause of dis-ease is oxidative stress caused primarily in today’s world by toxins in our environment, food and water, and medicine. Oxidative stress is another term for free-radical damage which is another term for cellular death. Oxidative stress is caused by toxins in […]

Heart concerns raised about anti-smoking medication, Champix?

Heart concerns raised about anti-smoking medication, Champix?

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among Canadian men and women and is the leading cause of cancer death. In 2010, some 25,400 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer and 20,600 wil die with it. We know that tobacco use is a […]

Worried about heart disease? Consider anger management

Worried about heart disease? Consider anger management

When we think about risk factors for heart disease, we typically talk about smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and family history as being the most significant . But did you know that your personality and behavioral pattern can also be a predictor of coronary […]