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Wellness information for Canadians

Handwashing Essentials

Handwashing Essentials

One of the most effective measures to protect yourself from infectious diseases such as the flu is hand washing, which aids in the removal of germs from your hands.    The skin protects the body against harmful things in the environment like chemicals and...

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Diabetes Epidemic in Canada

Diabetes Epidemic in Canada

Diabetes in Canada There are 11 million Canadians living with diabetes conditions right now, meaning approximately 1 in 3 people are affected by this. Diabetes is a chronic illness that influences everyday life. It can become debilitating, cause severe injury, or even...

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2017 Flu Season

2017 Flu Season

As the days start to get colder and darker, the annual flu season also starts to gain momentum. Flu season in Canada starts  in November and continues until approximately March, with significant peaks in December and late January/early February. While flu season...

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Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

"Alzheimer’s caregivers ride the world’s biggest, fastest, scariest, emotional roller coaster every day." - Bob DeMarco   Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. There are 50 million people living with it today, and that will almost...

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Managing Stress

Managing Stress

Managing Stress The high-paced western culture has brought with it a culture of stress, something many people have felt building as the new school year gets underway. Stress is a natural reaction that can range from useful to a dangerous health threat. As stress...

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Top 3 Back-to-School Illnesses and How to Spot Them

Top 3 Back-to-School Illnesses and How to Spot Them

"Looking after a very sick child is the Olympics of parenting" - Chris Cleave   A new school year means a potential new crop of childhood ailments. With their immature immune systems and tendency to forget about hand-washing, our kiddos are magnets for a host of...

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Ticks – What You Need to Know

Ticks – What You Need to Know

“My mom says I spend too much time on the web.“                                          -  A young spider     The Basics: Summer is tick season, and the milder our winters get, the farther north the ticks spread. Milder winters also mean a higher percentage of...

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Why you Should Always Wash your Spinach

Why you Should Always Wash your Spinach

“ Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.“   - Miles Kington   Annual Findings:         How many different pesticides do you eat daily? That’s one of the questions the US based Environmental Working Group is asking...

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5 Hidden Benefits of Yoga

5 Hidden Benefits of Yoga

“I do yoga to burn off the crazy.“  - Unknown   Canadians’ love affair with yoga has no end in sight. People who try it, tend to get hooked on it. Here are a few little known reasons why:   For Back Pain: Chronic back pain can stop us in our tracks. Recent...

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10 Ways to Beat the Heat

10 Ways to Beat the Heat

Summer has officially arrived. Well, it officially arrived a couple of weeks ago but now the temperatures are behaving! Out with the rain (and hail and tornadoes and funnel clouds!) and in with the hot hot hot sun. Enjoying the sunshine is something many of us look...

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