How Much Sleep Does My School Aged Child Need?

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about helping your kids get back into a sleeping routine. So we’ve made it through the first week of our children being back in school. If your house is anything like mine, it has been a mad rush of school lunches, getting teeth brushed and catching the school bus…

Heal Sore Throat with Essential Oils

With cooler temperatures around the corner, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares some remedies for healing sore throat with essential oils. Sore throats are caused by many things such as viruses, bacteria, smoking, breathing polluted air, allergies to pet dander, pollens and mold. To beat a sore throat, make sure you have adequate water as hydration…

Red Wine Headache

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how to avoid wine headaches. “Oh my aching head! Why did I drink so much last night?” That’s a question many people will ask on the morning after a night partying. Some headaches will result from too many Martini’s, beers or scotch-and-sodas. That’s a hang-over. But you’ve magnified…

Grapefruit Mint Spritzer

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a recipe for a grapefruit mint spritzer – perfect for a late summer afternoon! Ingredients 15 fresh mint leaves ¼ cup honey 4–12 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil (to taste, but the more the better—up to 12 drops) 8 cups sparkling or still water Instructions In the bottom of a…

Easy-peasy Guacamole!

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great recipe for avocado dip. Super quick and easy! This guacamole makes a great dip, sandwich spread, addition to salads or as a condiment atop baked potatoes!   Ingredients 5 avocados, pitted and mashed 1 fresh lime, juiced 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. chilli pepper Instructions Place the mashed…

Shave the beard for more sex!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how shaving is good for your health, and other health tidbits to keep in mind. “Why bother shaving today when I’m not going anywhere?” I thought. But I suddenly changed my mind. Dr. Shah Ebrahim, at the University of Bristol in England, reports that men who don’t shave…

Our Review of Niagara’s Healing Salt Caves

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson talks about her experience at Niagara’s Healing Salt Caves. The Healing Salt Cave in Niagara, on Thorold Stone Road, (with another location in Hamilton) is a very intriguing concept brought to you by a family hailing from Poland. They wanted to share the “salt cave” experience. It is…

Take care of thy belly.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of taking care of our stomachs. What’s your waist measurement? I’d bet you don’t know. So let’s start by putting a bit of old-fashioned horse sense back into medicine. As has been aptly said, “keep it simple, stupid (KISS). Moreover, this approach could save your life….

Do it yourself laundry detergent!

Today, our Staff Writer & Managing Editor Diana Williamson shares a simple recipe for making your own laundry detergent. NON TOXIC LAUNDRY DETERGENT Isn’t it time you made your own? Who needs the harmful chemicals that go into today’s laundry detergents? Most of the ingredients are in your cupboard except for liquid castile soap. INGREDIENTS 1 cup liquid castile…

Cajun Spiced Salmon

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a great recipe for salmon. Ingredients: 1 lime juiced chilli powder ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp smoked paprika ½ tsp ground coriander Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Line tinfoil with butter. Add salmon skin side down. Pour lime juice over top of salmon and then sprinkle seasoning over…

White Chicken Chili

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great recipe for left over chicken. If you are on the hunt for a nutritious and delicious, sooth the soul type dish, look no further. White Chicken Chili is a perfect match for leftover chicken and your slow cooker on a cool Fall day. It also freezes well so you…

Why I’m Not A Teetotaler

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the benefits of moderate drinking. What’s the first thing I do after seeing patients all day? I take a 20 minute walk home, greet my wife, open up the bar and enjoy a drink while watching the evening news. Some evenings a glass of wine with dinner. There…