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Suffering with Achy Joints? Natural Recommendations for Pain Relief

posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019

by: in Healthy Living

Suffering from arthritis, achy or stiff joints? Joint pain can lead to a poor quality of life, low mood, and less time spent doing the things you love. Here are my top 5 simple strategies for managing pain and preventing it in the future.  Arnica. Available in a cream, gel, or homeopathic preparation; Arnica is […]

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Finally Summer – time for gardening, dog walks, and bike safety

posted Saturday, June 29, 2019

by: in Boomers

Finally, flowers are blooming.  The world is beginning to fill with colour again replacing the grey left behind by winter.  I think the arrival of summer lifts our spirits after a long cold winter, and spring this year as well! As we drive around, we see the beautiful front yards that home owners present, not […]

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It’s a Dream: Cottaging in Ontario

posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019

by: in Features

With such an abundance of pristine natural land right up the road, perhaps it’s no surprise that southern Ontario city dwellers love spending time in the woods or on a lake. The trend of cottaging has been steadily building for years with no sign of stopping: a recent report shows that more Canadians prefer to […]

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Sun’s out, Fun’s out – Tips for Choosing a Sunscreen

posted Monday, June 10, 2019

by: in Healthy Living

Summer is almost upon us. Now that the weather is getting better, it’s the perfect time to step outside and get your vitamin D. Here is my list of tips for managing sun exposure: Ten to fifteen minutes of unprotected sun exposure early in the morning or late in the day is the perfect time […]

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Ramblings and Reflections

posted Saturday, May 25, 2019

by: in Boomers

I think that sweet little old ladies should be able to gripe occasionally. So here goes! If I hear one more person say that something is “to die for” (such ‘that apple pie is to die for’ or ‘that purple dress is to die for’) I think I will scream.  Really? You would be willing […]

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May is Mental Health Month

posted Friday, May 10, 2019

by: in Healthy Living

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month; a social issue that is near and dear to my heart. Some of you may know that the mental health profession is a passion of mine; before finishing my doctorate in naturopathic medicine I worked as a social worker with women and children in various organizations. […]

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Is it climate change? April showers brought flooding, but soon May flowers will be sprouting

posted Tuesday, May 7, 2019

by: in Boomers

April was a very wet month here in Ontario.  I hope that means there are going to be lots of flowers in May.  The grass is turning green so there is a bit of colour, and when we add the early flowers to that the colours should brighten our spirits. There sure has been a […]

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My Top 10 Tips to Becoming Your Fittest Self – Just in Time for Summer!

posted Saturday, March 30, 2019

by: in Fitness / Health

Ever heard that saying, “Every journey begins with a single step”? Well, if you want to become the fittest version of yourself, your single step may not be as hard as you think! Use these 10 tips and you’ll be well on your way to becoming stronger, leaner and fitter! 1. Schedule and commit to […]

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March – Cruising Through Winter, Weather Dogs, Bus Cancellations, and Saint David’s Day

posted Wednesday, March 20, 2019

by: in Boomers

I’m not very happy with the weather gods! We’ve had enough winter with its cold and snow and ice. When March arrives, we should be thinking of crocus and tulips and daffodils. In the middle of February, I went on my first Caribbean cruise in about ten years so I missed a couple weeks of […]

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Is Your Liver Causing You to Gain Weight?

posted Tuesday, March 19, 2019

by: in Healthy Living

Recently I tuned into a live webinar with Dr. Alan Christianson, NMD, about why your liver may be playing a role in your inability to lose weight. I thought this was an interesting concept, because as Dr. Christianson mentions in this webinar, fatty liver is an extremely common condition, making weight loss difficult, perhaps even […]

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