How Oxidative Stress Can Affect Your Health

How Oxidative Stress Can Affect Your Health

Lately I have noticed a lot of publicity about antioxidants, free radicals and oxidative stress. But what exactly is oxidative stress? How is oxidative stress related to antioxidants and free radicals? How do these three things affect our overall health? And what effect do they have on our health as we age? These are very …read more

Alcohol - The Insidious Effects It Can Have

Alcohol – The Insidious Effects It Can Have

Having a social drink now and then or the occasional glass of wine can be healthy, and a great way to connect with friends and unwind. But when moderate alcohol consumption heads towards the extreme end of the scale, there are long lasting negative effects on the body and in a person’s life. These effects …read more

Osteoporosis - Is Your Dietary Lifestyle Affecting Your Bone Health?

Osteoporosis – Is Your Dietary Lifestyle Affecting Your Bone Health?

Osteoporosis, and bone health, is a very big medical concern in North America. What exactly is osteoporosis? Is this disease linked to our diet and lifestyle? As a population we consume a huge amount of dairy products. So what effect are the dairy products having on our bone mass? Good questions! What exactly is osteoporosis? …read more

Gluten vs Gluten-Free: What's The Gluten-Free Diet Craze All About?

Gluten vs Gluten-Free: What’s The Gluten-Free Diet Craze All About?

What is gluten? Why the craze to go gluten free? Is it just marketing, or is there true justification in the claim that gluten-free is ‘healthy’? Is there a difference between ‘gluten-free’ and ‘wheat free’? These are all valid questions that many people are asking. It is a huge topic, with many aspects to it. …read more

Eating Controlled By Emotions - 5 Tips to Break Free!

Eating Controlled By Emotions – 5 Tips to Break Free!

There are many reasons for eating that are not completely based on the nutrition our body requires. Sometimes food is a means for wonderful social connection – it can definitely bring people together for social enjoyment, like family gatherings or school reunions. Food can also part of a special reward or perhaps for celebration of …read more

Foot Pain - Could It Be Plantar Fasciitis?

Foot Pain – Could It Be Plantar Fasciitis?

Do you suffer from foot pain? So often we take our feet for granted! Having healthy feet is very important – besides the fact that all of our body’s nerve endings are in our feet, we need to have healthy, pain free feet in order to accomplish all of our daily tasks. There are many …read more

The Surprising Complexity of Our Immune System

The Surprising Complexity of Our Immune System

The immune system is an amazing and complex system of tissues, cells and organs that keep us healthy by protecting us from harmful microbes, bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins.  This very intricate system is working for us silently in the background 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If our immune system stopped working …read more

Let's Talk About Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, a Form of Cancer

Let’s Talk About Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, a Form of Cancer

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, also commonly known as CLL, is a type of cancer that progresses slowly. It is the second most common type of leukemia.  In this form of leukemia the bone marrow produces too many white blood cells or lymphocytes, which causes a number of health issues. Our bodies produce blood stem cells that …read more

What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome All About?

What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome All About?

Leaky Gut Syndrome is the term used for a medical condition that appears to be getting more prevalent, yet there seems to be a big mystery surrounding it. Many physicians believe that not enough is known about Leaky Gut Syndrome at the present time to have definite answers about exactly what causes it or exactly …read more

Metabolic Syndrome - Are You at Risk?

Metabolic Syndrome – Are You at Risk?

Metabolic syndrome is a term that was first used in the 1950s, but during the late 1970s it became much more common.  Metabolic syndrome is also known as metabolic syndrome X, syndrome X and insulin resistance syndrome.  It seems to be one of the biggest medical concerns of our time.  But what exactly is metabolic …read more