Vitamin A – The Bear Had the Last Laugh

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how one needs to monitor the consumption of Vitamin A. I’ve always liked bears. So I find it hard to understand how hunters can slaughter them. That’s why I like this medical story of how the bear, although killed, had the last laugh. Hunters tracked down…

The Often Overlooked Onion!

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson discusses the underestimated onion. Onions or “Allium cepa” are generally considered the “Plain Jane’s” of the vegetable world. You may pass them by in the supermarket and head towards the more popular vegetables such as broccoli or brussel sprouts, not realizing what a powerhouse of goodness the little…

Eat Almonds To Lower Blood Cholesterol

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about a natural way to lower blood cholesterol with a handful of almonds a day. Would you like to lower blood cholesterol without having to use cholesterol-lowering drugs (CLDs)? In view of the millions of people taking this medication (I’ve been one of them) you may think…

Benefits of Basil Essential Oil

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits of Basil essential oil. Historically Basil was used traditionally used in Asian Indian medicine.  In the 16th century, the powdered leaves were inhaled to treat migraines and chest infections. The health benefits of Basil Essential Oil include assisting with nausea, motion sickness, indigestion, constipation, respiratory…

The risks of Botox

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones discusses the dangers of using Botox. What a paradox! Botulism toxin, historically one of the world’s deadly killers, has now been approved by Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as “Botox”, a new cosmetic treatment. The result? Thousands of aging baby boomers, TV…

Is Screen Time Interfering with your Child’s Dream Time?

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about how to make sure your child’s sleep is not influenced by electronic devices. There really is no denying the fact that screen time in the evening is having an extremely negative effect on our children’s sleep.  If screen time is interfering with dream time in your house, it…

Nutritional Energy Boosters!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of a balanced diet and replacing “energy bars” with simpler and more nutritional snacks. Is eating too much fat the main cause of obesity? Will a high protein diet affect the risk of heart disease or cancer? What is the best type of grain for…

Topical Application of Essential Oils

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about how to apply essential oils topically. Many oils are safe to apply directly to the skin. When applying most essential oils on children, dilute the oils with a carrier oil.  For dilution, add 15-30 drops of essential oil to 1 oz of quality carrier oil.  Carrier oils…

Laughter Makes you Live Longer!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the healing power of laughter. “Why do people instantly dislike to me when they find out I’m a lawyer?” a man asked. His friend replied, “It just saves time.” Another story tells of the client who, on asking his lawyer what contingency fees meant, was told. “If…