Beat breakfast blues

Whether you’re a morning person or not there is no dispute that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Maybe you’d be surprised to discover that you can still do bad things to your health by starting your day with perceived healthy foods if they are not regulated properly. Too much “high sugar”… [Read More]

South-of-the-border Roast Pork

It’s holiday time so better to just jump right into this tasty recipe for some Yucatan-inspired pork roast. Enjoy Ingredients 2 kg pound pork-loin roast 160g pitted dried prunes – szilva (about 1 cup) 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 cup apple juice ¼ cup cider vinegar… [Read More]

Ahead of the Games

It’s less than two months now to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Construction workers are putting the final touches to mountainous Gangwon province’s 35,000-seat outdoor stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies. With tension running high between North Korea’s leadership and the rest of the world, and the International Olympic Committee banning… [Read More]

Influenza vs. the Common Cold

Both illnesses are caused by viruses and are not usually treated with antibiotics. Symptoms are similar, including runny nose, sore throat, fever, chills and muscle aches. Flu season usually starts around the end of November and peaks by late January or early February for northern climates. FLU PREVENTION Get a yearly flu shot by mid-December.… [Read More]

Control that crisis

“Life transitions”, “life crisis”, “opportunity for change” – these are all different terms for the same phenomenon, and depending on the one we use, the approach to the issue varies greatly. In this short article, I invite the reader to get acquainted with these various views on the subject and I propose some options for… [Read More]

Digital dangers for kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has outlined the directions in infants’, toddlers’ and preschoolers’ increasing media use rates. Children are now growing up in environments saturated with a variety of traditional and new technologies, which are being adopted at increasing rates. There has been much hope for the educational potential of interactive media for young… [Read More]

Pediatrician or Urgent Care?

Pediatrician or Urgent Care? Even with minor illnesses or injuries, it can be very frightening to experience that your child is unwell, and it is often difficult to decide whether it is sufficient to call your pediatrician or if it is necessary to take your child into urgent care. In cases of common ailments, such… [Read More]

Spatchcocking the bird

With the ubiquity of roasted or rotisserie chickens in virtually every decent supermarket, or out of a truck in the parking lot, has the skill of knowing how to roast a chicken run its course? What could be easier than turning up at the meat counter and having the butcher de-skewer a freshly rotisseried chicken,… [Read More]

Antibiotics: When are they needed?

With cold and flu season upon us, many are quick to see the doctor and request a treatment of antibiotics. Many have come to see antibiotics as a panacea or “quick fix” for a host of medical ailments, ranging from the common cold or influenza to conditions such as earaches. While some doctors are quick… [Read More]

Fighting breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second-most common kind of cancer in women, affecting roughly one in eight of them. The good news is that most women survive when it’s found and treated early. Encouraging women aged 40 to 49 to speak with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms is very important for early detection.… [Read More]