Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness

April 24, 2015 | Cathy

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Creative Commons Deed CCO Mindfulness has been the 'flavour of the month' for health books recently. I think of mindfulness as focusing on the present and being in the moment and a technique to deal with stress and anxiety in our busy lives. And indeed, many recent titles on mindfulness...

Could you use an extra set of eyes?

Now you can...there is an app for that! Check out this free app "Be My Eyes", developed by Hans Jorgen Wiberg in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wiberg, who has Usher Syndrome, an inherited condition that causes progressive vision loss, came up with the idea for an app after he saw many blind...

Why sitting is hazardous to your health...

Sitting is a favourite pastime in North America. We sit in our cars, sit at our desks, lounge around in endless meetings and when we get home, guess what? We plunk down in front of the tele or computer. According to a survey "Americans are sitting an average of 13...

When healthy eating turns obsessive...

More and more people recognize the value of healthy eating. Even fast food chains are cashing in on this trend. Clean Eating, as we have seen in last week's blog, can improve your health by replacing junk and processed food with wholesome food that you prepare at home. But alas,...

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

December 1st to 6th is Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. While there are no reliable data that capture the full extent of the HIV/AIDS epidemic amongst First Nations, Inuits and Métis populations in Canada, it is estimated that about 22 per cent of new cases of HIV occur among the Aboriginal...

Ready for the flu shot but don't know where to get it?

Well, you are in luck. Toronto Public Health is launching its flu shot clinics as we speak. There are clinics all over the city, some of them in your Public Library. Click on the interactive map for hours and locations. If you don't want to wait in line, it may...

Is there a common link between Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer's?

September 19, 2014 | marietta forster-haberer

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To find out, please join us for a free health talk given by Morwenna Given, practising Medical Herbalist. Ms. Given will talk about the basic and common molecular beginnings of Cancer, Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease and discuss how the pathologies of each disease is interlinked. The talk will take place...

Diagnosed with fatty liver... what now?

According to a report by the Canadian Liver Foundation, an estimated 25% of Canadians, or 8.5 million people, are obese. Fatty Liver disease, which is directly linked to obesity, is the most common form of liver disease in Canada. This is an alarming correlation. So what does it mean when...

June is ALS awareness month!

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease that attacks the nerve cells that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to the voluntary muscles in the body - your arms, legs, face etc., Once these electrical impulses are no longer received, the muscles...

Kidney Diet Information...

Ever wonder what you can eat when you have kidney problems? While there is no standard 'kidney diet', the dietitians at the Kidney Foundation of Canada have lots of helpful suggestions. They can help you plan your meals, track your daily intake, provide mouthwatering dietitian approved recipes and answer your...