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Month: October 2011

Stars to guide you in the grocery aisle

Stars to guide you in the grocery aisle

New food guidance system holds promise for simpler labelling Loblaws is the first Canadian retailer to introduce the new Guiding Stars system of rating the nutritional levels of food. BY JENNIFER SYGO, POSTMEDIA NEWSOCTOBER 27, 2011 Pop quiz: Which is better for you, an apple or a high-fibre cereal bar? Fruit yogourt or deli chicken? Instant oatmeal or orange juice? The answers aren’t always easy to figure out, and in many ways, it depends on what you are looking for….

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Environmental group warns Halloween makeup may be hazardous

Environmental group warns Halloween makeup may be hazardous

It’s as Halloween as candy and plastic pumpkins, but the makeup that transforms your little one into a vampire or kitty cat could be hazardous to your child’s health, according to an environmental group in Ann Arbor. The nonprofit Ecology Center tested 31 types of novelty makeup purchased at big-box stores and at temporary Halloween stores. More than half contained cadmium, the center said. Cadmium, a naturally occurring metal, is unsafe at different levels, depending on how humans are exposed…

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Self- Fulfilling Prophecies

Self- Fulfilling Prophecies

I’d like to share a secret with you. On many occasions, when I have been faced with a difficult task, I have found myself doubting my ability to achieve it. I can hear this negative thought within me saying “I can’t do it“. It’s funny how powerful your mind can be. Most of us are way too hard on ourselves. Self esteems are fragile, and rarely do we give ourselves the credit we deserve. Our self doubts can often be…

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The walking cure: Five ways regular exercise can prevent disease and improve health

The walking cure: Five ways regular exercise can prevent disease and improve health

Never mind fitting into skinny jeans: True health means feeling as good as you look. Walking about 150 minutes a week (in other words, just 20 a day) can help you sidestep many common diseases. That’s because regular exercise helps to: 1. Fight cancer According to the Canadian Cancer Society, a third of all cancers can be prevented by eating nutritious foods, being active and maintaining a healthy weight. Doing moderate to high-intensity exercise for 30 to 60 minutes a…

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B.C. device could revolutionize skin-cancer detection

B.C. device could revolutionize skin-cancer detection

ADRIANA BARTON VANCOUVER Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 4:00PM EST If you find a suspicious-looking mole, chances are a biopsy and a scar are in your future – after a wait to see a dermatologist. But a new device developed at the B.C. Cancer Agency could change all that. Using a skin-cancer detector called the Verisante Aura, general practitioners may soon be able to catch melanoma – the type of skin cancer that has the highest risk of becoming lethal –…

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Canadians living longer than ever, Statscan finds

Canadians living longer than ever, Statscan finds

Canadians are living longer than ever, and the life expectancy gap between men and women continues to shrink. Life expectancy at birth reached a new high of 80.9 years during the period from 2006 to 2008, up 0.2 years from 2005 to 2007, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. Life expectancy is highest in British Columbia, where it now stands at 81.4 years. Ontario and Quebec were also above the national average, at 81.3 years and 81 years,…

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Fizzy Drinks Linked To Teen Violence

Fizzy Drinks Linked To Teen Violence

Article Date: 25 Oct 2011 More blows to the fizzy, sugary drink industry with research suggesting that teens who drink a can a day of soft drink or around five cans per week are more likely to become aggressive, even carrying weapons and being physically violent with friends, fellow students and family members. The research published in Injury Prevention would make some criminal defense lawyers happy. The famous “Twinkie Defense” harks back to the assasination of San Francisco Mayor George…

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Air Fresheners Create Toxic Chemical Soup

Air Fresheners Create Toxic Chemical Soup

October 21, 2007 Jorg Mardian RHN, CPT, MT, CKS @ 7:11 am Did you know that by using an air freshener in your living room, you are probably breathing in more toxic substances than you would in the middle of a traffic jam in Los Angeles? Few people understand how bad air fresheners are for their health, and fewer seem to care. North Americans love their scent neutralizers: those air fresheners, plug-in room deodorizers, odour sanitizers, room sprays, and aromatherapy…

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Organic Cauliflower Vegetable Soup Recipe

Organic Cauliflower Vegetable Soup Recipe

This is a great immune boosting recipe – especially great for those cold winter months – because it’s packed full of nutrients! Ingredients: 8 cups homemade vegetable broth 1 cup spring water (add more if needed) 2 organic fresh cauliflower, chopped 2 organic red onions, chopped 6 organic garlic cloves, minced organic olive oil (extra-virgin) coconut oil 3 organic low sodium Go Bio vegetable cubes 4 stalks of organic celery, chopped 1 organic yellow zucchini, chopped 1 organic yellow or…

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10 Stress-Busting Foods

10 Stress-Busting Foods

Life coach Bruno LoGreco wants you to decide: will food be a source of stress, or will it be one of your body’s best weapons against tension and anxiety? You can find natural stress relief right in your fridge and cupboards. Good thing, too, since stress can harm your health in many ways. Left unchecked, chronic stress can disturb sleep, trigger back pain, headaches and indigestion, and even increase risks of depression and heart disease. While no one food can…

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