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]

Awesome Chicken Lasagna

Tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella: how can you go wrong? This recipe has been flying around the internet since dumped it onto the hungry world back in February. Although their one-minute videos usually make it look like it’s going to be a snap to make, this one was not terribly difficult. The one thing that… [Read More]

Stand up, now!

Over the past few years, doubtlessly you’ve been reading more and more about the dangers of sitting. Headlines proclaim that “Sitting is the new smoking”, and your office chair is trimming years off your lifespan. These sensationalist headlines may seem a bit overkill but there are many links between inactivity and health risks. So how… [Read More]

Keen on quinoa

Quinoa’s time is here By no stretch would I ever be called a healthy eater: I love the four Bs (burgers, butter, bread, and bacon). At the same time, I am the main chef for the family, with two small kids, so I try to make sure that we have a balanced meal with a… [Read More]

Dumping those diapers

While there is no set age when toilet training should begin, the right time will depend on your child’s physical and psychological development. Most parents want to start “potty training” from an early age, but children under the age of 12 months have no control over their bodily function. A little control begins about six… [Read More]

Life is a gut reaction

More than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, stated: “All disease begins in the gut”. If you’ve been watching mainstream health news anytime in the recent past, the public is finally catching up with this wisdom. There is an extensive library of scientific studies which demonstrates that gut health is critical to overall… [Read More]

Are you tired of always feeling tired?

Nobody enjoys feeling exhausted. It makes it more difficult to focus on the details of an uninspiring work project, to respond calmly to the wailing of a child, or to take the time and energy to prepare a meal instead of grabbing unhealthy fast food. Feeling tired causes irritability towards people around us, decreases our motivation… [Read More]

Metabolism can’t wait!

To have a well-functioning diet, it is crucial that your metabolism works at a good pace. If we truly want to help our body, we should do everything we can to make that possible. A good metabolism is not only important for our diet but if our digestion is working efficiently it will enable the… [Read More]

Back to School

The transition period from the summer break back to school time can be quite a struggle for kids, youngsters in particular. The relatively unregulated, free, playtime feeling of summer clashes with the more rigorous, structured environment of school. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make this changing period a bit easier on your… [Read More]