Oxygen therapy can save limbs.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how the oxygen is a wonder cure to avoid amputation. What treatment would you choose, a leg amputation or increased amount of oxygen? Foolish question. But according to a recent report diabetes patients who develop diabetic leg ulcers are too often facing needless amputation because of a failure to…

The Benefits of Peppermint Oil

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits and uses of Peppermint essential oil. Historically Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Peppermint Essential Oil is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. Research indicates that the peppermint aroma, inhaled during mental tasks, may help attention,…

Improve Sleep Quality With Yoga Nidra

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about improving your sleep quality with the use of yoga nidra. Many of my clients report that they have a really hard time falling asleep. Many struggle with middle-of-the-night wakings that take them forever to fall back to sleep. Some have both which can really have a negative impact…

Soda Pop – Do You Know What Your Child Is Drinking?

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the dangers of soda pop and sugar. What current lifestyle problem bothers me the most today? It’s seeing obese children guzzling cans of liquid candy. Parents must be totally unaware of the can’s contents. But if they know the health consequences, and do nothing about it, they…

The Importance of Reading to Your Baby at Bedtime

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about bonding with your children through bedtime stories. Snuggling with my boys is probably my most favourite thing in the world. They are five and six and snuggle time has been on a decline for quite a while but I still manage to get some in each night before bed…

Skip the low carb diets.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of getting enough folic acid available in carbs. Remember when gold hit 800 dollars an ounce in 1981 and people lined up to buy gold? Or when people said that you were missing the boat if you didn’t buy high tech stocks? Others rushed to…

Salt: Max-1500 mg daily – read labels!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how certain products have way lower sodium than other brands- which is why it’s smart to read your labels. Interested in a simple way to live longer? No, not medication to lower blood cholesterol. But a much easier prescription. Just decrease the amount of salt you…

Sleep 8 hours – you’ll live longer!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of getting proper sleep. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Cesar, referred to sleep as “the honey-heavy dew of slumber”. Just reading this makes me drowsy. But for millions of people a good night’s sleep is elusive. And new research shows that insomnia may lead…

Healthy Weight = Healthy Liver.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of maintaining one’s weight and protecting the liver. I’d bet a thousand to one that 99.9 per cent of readers have never heard of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Yet a recent report from Johns Hopkins University claims that 25 per cent of North Americans…

Beware of “cholesterol free”

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the misconceptions regarding cholesterol free foods which contain high amounts of sugar and fat. Today the word “cholesterol” has become as familiar to Americans as motherhood and apple pie. But unlike these two it’s unloved and meant to be avoided. So if you’re a marketing whiz kid,…

Aspirin – A Wonder Drug…

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how this inexpensive little drug can be very valuable for heart conditions and diabetes. How long does it take for good news to reach the public? It appears a long, long time. For several years the medical community has known of the multiple benefits of Aspirin. Yet,…

Homemade Coconut Body Butter

  Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her summer recipe for your very own handmade natural lotion. Ingredients 1 cup organic coconut oil 1 cup organic solid cocoa butter (do not use lotion) 15 drops of your favourite essential oil (we love cedar, lavender) Directions Warm a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add coconut…