Painkillers: not so innocent.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the dangers of Tylenol and other over the counter painkillers. Socrates, the Greek philosopher, cautioned in 410 B.C. “Nothing in excess”. Others since that time have added, “Too much of a good thing is worse than none at all.” But North Americans don’t believe it. Every year…

The Wisdom of a Full Body Scan

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about what you need to consider before agreeing to a full body scan. How often do you wonder if that nagging pain is due to cancer? Or an impending heart attack? But suppose you’re feeling fine, could there be a life-threatening disease present that hasn’t been diagnosed?…

Lutein for healthy eyes.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how lutein can help reduce macular degeneration. Today seven million North Americans Suffer from a devastating disease, macular degeneration. No longer can they enjoy the simple pleasures of reading or watching TV. These unfortunate people have lost their central vision. But there is a way to…

Omega 3 Eggs – The Super Egg!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the importance of eggs, especially Omega-3 eggs in your diet. But what’s so healthful and special about the super egg? Dr. Steve Lesson and his colleagues at the University of Guelph first produced these enriched eggs by feeding chickens flaxseed which contains Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3…

Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil

  Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits of Bergamot essential oil. The health benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil include assisting with hormonal support, calming, depression, anxiety, insomnia, viral infections (cold sores) and helps in calming. Antibiotic & Disinfectant: Certain components of the essential oil are antibiotic and a disinfectant.   They inhibit…

Cigars – no longer hip!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about celebrities smoking in advertisements. Why do Pat Quinn, Mike Harris and other celebrities do it? I refer to a photo, one of Mike Harris, former Premier of Ontario, smoking a stogie on the golf course. Another of a multi-millionaire sports celebrity lighting up after winning a championship….

A good night’s sleep for children

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about how to make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep. I get asked all of the time about products on the market that claim to help your children sleep better. For the most part, they do not. When we teach our children that they need to…