Healthy Living

Effects of Addiction

Addictions: Could you be Hooked?

Posted on October 29, 2016

Can you put that smartphone down or are you glued to it constantly? You are probably carrying it every minute of the day and night, including weekends, and then get hooked into addressing work issues. Scientists are looking into whether or not your favorite gadget is turning you into a digital junkie. Of course, there’s […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted on October 27, 2016

Usually there are no symptoms for most people with low blood levels of vitamin D. Having a severe deficiency in adult can cause soft bones, called osteomalacia, including bone pain and muscle weakness. This deficiency in children can lead to rickets and symptoms of soft bones and skeletal problems. This condition is rare in the […]

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Squats Are Great!

Posted on October 25, 2016

One of the best functional exercises is squats. This is a foundational movement and our ancestors have been squatting since ancient times. One most common perk of squats is that they help to eliminate your body waste. Few people actually do high-quality squats on a regular basis in their daily lives. You will build muscles […]

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Fluoride Or No Fluoride!

Posted on October 21, 2016

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is working to protect us against fluoride, a prescription drug and a dangerous neurotoxin that is put into many water supplies across the U.S. without permission from the residents. With the intent to protect your teeth from cavities, many studies suggest water fluoridation causes far more harm than good. FDA […]

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Overfeeding Infants

Is your Baby Gaining Too Much Weight?

Posted on October 10, 2016

Children with mothers who practice responsive parenting are less likely to have overweight babies at their one-year checkup than those who did not, according to health researchers. This would include reacting promptly and appropriately to their hunger and fullness cues. Infants will usually triple their birth weight at one year old, but some babies gain […]

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Homemade Cleaning Products

Homemade Cleaning Products

Posted on October 7, 2016

Have you ever thought about it, keeping things clean is expensive! On top of that look at the storage space it takes from our cupboards and shelves to keep those products needed to clean. And then again, it’s necessary to keep them high and away from children because many (or most) of these products are […]

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Germs and Microbes

Icky Germs

Posted on October 5, 2016

What do you suppose is the germiest thing in your house? We always keep counters wiped down and dishes clean, but are you doing it right? Using that same sponge or rag spreads more icky germs than anything. Bacteria are picked up and need to be cleaned right away and cloths replaced often. Use cloths, […]

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The Smarter Oil Alternative

Posted on October 3, 2016

Those eating diets that are high in coconut products have been found to be healthy and trim, despite the high fat concentration in their diet.  Researchers have studied populations of two Polynesian atolls, and found that coconut was the chief source of caloric energy in both groups.  These results were published in the American Journal […]

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Top 3 Tips for the Healthiest Autumn Ever

Posted on September 26, 2016

Autumn is here! Can you smell it in the air? Depending on what climate you live in, the leaves may have already changed in color! There is a crispness in the air and the smell of spicy, warm beverages waft from neighbourhood homes. Taking baby steps as you make the changes will be sufficient to […]

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Fight Flu Season This Fall

Posted on September 19, 2016

You may or may not have turned the clocks back yet but coughs and colds may already be in the horizon. After all, autumn happens to be flu season and this is the time to do some forward planning and boost the defences of your body sooner rather than later. If you haven’t gotten an […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon