I don’t know about you but I love the warm sunny days of summer. It’s great to be outdoors and enjoy the weather. But how much sun is too much? The rising incidence of skin cancer has caused many to fear the sun and avoid it. On the other hand, exposure to sunlight increases our […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Several years ago I was worn out and struggling with constant flus and colds. I didn’t use supplements because I’d been taught in medical school that they weren’t necessary. It took a health crisis in my own family for me to finally do my own research. What I learned caused me to completely change my […]
I am a big fan of the Mediterranean diet and it plays a major role in my online weight loss program (www.firstgethealthy.com). Not only is this an excellent diet for losing weight, it is one of the best diets for maintaining your health and preventing disease. Two recent published studies highlight this. The first study […]
On my last blog I featured a video on how common heart disease is in women. So what are some simple things that you can do to “love” your heart? Look after your teeth. This might sound strange but the reality is that poor dental care is associated with an increased risk of […]
Check out this entertaining yet sobering video put out by Go Red for Women in the US. It’s easy to see how as women, we are so busy looking after everyone else that we lose sight of our own health. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in Canada – 29% of both men […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Melatonin is well known for helping people improve their sleep. However, that’s just the beginning of the many benefits of this “sleep hormone”. Melatonin has been found to promote health in many other ways: Melatonin can protect against heart disease. It’s been shown to reduce “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels and increase “good” (HDL) cholesterol and […]
Every 4 years, the best athletes in the world compete for the highly prized medals of the Olympic games. People from all over the world follow the games with great anticipation. This could be a great opportunity for the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to spread a message of healthier living! Ironically, two of the biggest […]
“Walking is man’s best medicine.”- (Hippocrates) Our dog, Caspian, loves his walks. He’s never too tired, too busy, or too pre-occupied that he won’t drop everything – including eating- to go for his walk. Did you know that walking is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to have a healthy body? Sometimes all […]