Boosting your brain health–here’s what you need to do

Brain health and healthy aging go hand in hand. We all want to live a long life, but with quality to our days, not merely quantity. This means taking action now to protect our brains so that as we age, we sustain the ability to remember, learn, engage, maintain a clear mind and enjoy life.…

Common Sense Solutions & Dieting

One thing I’d like every woman to understand is the true meaning of diet. I cannot emphasize enough how much potential harm comes from our society’s insistence that diet simply means restricting caloric intake to lose weight. The current trend in maintaining a healthy weight is the non-diet approach for health, and although I say…

Workplace Health- Keeping a workplace healthy is all about prevention

Workplace health is all about prevention. When one person gets sick, it can have a domino effect.  Soon everyone has ‘that cold so and so gave me’.  So, prevention is now more important than ever because this is the first generation that will not live longer than its parents. With an aging population and an…

Spring Cleaning – it’s Time to De-clutter Your Life!

Spring cleaning is a time-honoured tradition of doing a deep clean of one’s home or a room. In modern times, it’s also used as a metaphor for a time to reflect on our lives and look for ways to simplify or invigorate our lives. I look at it as a time to review expectations of…

Mumps are making a comeback in Canada

Check your vaccinations! A rise in cases of Mumps in Canada has public health officials asking young adults to check if they need a vaccination booster. The standard vaccination is two doses starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.…

My New Year’s Resolution– Is NO New Year’s Resolutions!

I will be honest; my issue is not wanting to exercise or take the time to work out. I have a very busy schedule and find it hard to fit in.   Although I know and talk about the importance of exercise and healthy aging, internally I find it hard to schedule.  I tell myself that’s…

Pneumonia deaths are increasing. Protect yourself and your family.

1500 adults die from pneumonia in Canada every year. We are in the midst of a rough flu season similar to 2014-2015, where many outbreaks occurred and are likely to continue throughout the winter.   So I would like to remind you of the importance of immunization and flu shots and adult pneumonia. Pneumonia is…

Exercise & Brain Health

Exercise is an important component of health aging especially when it comes to brain health. While there are no guarantees a healthy lifestyle will prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s, exercise will absolutely improve blood flow to the brain. Because as we age, the brain shrinks! It happens to everyone. As we age, our blood supply to…

Osteoarthritis: A rising epidemic as baby boomers age. Signs, Symptoms and Solutions.

Arthritis consists of more than 100 different conditions, which range from relatively mild forms of tendonitis and bursitis to crippling systemic forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The common denominator for all these conditions is joint and musculoskeletal pain, often as a result of an inflammation of the joint lining. Critical to the outcome of the…