November 30, 2015

Should You Be Worried About These 3 Personal Care Products?

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We’re changing things up this week with a brand new video blog post.  This way you get all of the important information delivered right to you in video format.  No muss, no fuss! Hope you enjoy and as always learn something new. What do aspirin, tampons, and nail polish have in common?  They are all […]

Don’t Forget About These Important Fuels When You Workout

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“Use it or lose it!” You might have hear that sentence before as it can apply to our brain and our body. It is crucial to move and exercise for optimal health. Exercising doesn’t mean spending 90 minutes doing cardio and weight training at the gym every day (I actually really don’t suggest that!). Read […]

9 Ways to Decrease the Halloween Sugar Load!

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It is almost here, Halloween! I think many of us can remember the costumes we wore, the pillow cases we used to” maximize” the amount of Halloween candy that could we would collect, the freezing cold nights that required a snowsuit to be worn and the end of night purge where our moms went through […]

Have You Tried these Great Healthy Food Spots in Ottawa Yet?

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I have to confess; I am a very “plain and simple” kind of cook. It is always a treat to go out and eat tasty and nutritious food – especially since my repertoire could use a little help in the spice and variety department! Also, not everyone cooks at home all the time. Sure the […]

The Ugly Truth About Meal Replacement Drinks

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Here it goes…I have to rant about something that gets my blood pressure up in seconds! Just the other day I had a discussion with a friend about “Boost type drinks”, how they use clever marketing campaigns and how some health “experts” were actually promoting it as beneficial for people on the go and for […]

Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Not So Ugly Facts

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Are you confused about coffee? It’s more popular than ever but there are conflicting reports all over the Internet. Some health professionals urge us to avoid coffee because of its health risks, while others recommend coffee for its health benefits. No wonder we’re so confused! Which is it: guilty pleasure or health booster? In this […]

Is Toxic Mold Making You Sick?

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Are you tired? Sick? Tired of being sick? Do you have problems remembering or concentrating? Do you suffer from migraines, muscle cramps, numbness and tingling and/or insomnia? Toxic mold could be making you sick. Within your home, your workplaces, and even in some of our foods may be lurking something so small—but so toxic—and it […]

Costly pain relief – are over the counter drugs safe?


It’s been long known that over-the-counter drugs come with a long list of potential side effects. In fact, overdose on acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, is the number one cause of permanent liver damage. Many people are unable to take aspirin, as it is hard on the stomach and can cause stomach ulcers. So, they often […]

Does Technology Harm Our Health?


Technology is a wonderful thing. Thanks to technology, you can connect with people and access information effectively and efficiently like we never could before! But do we, as a society, suffer from technology overload? I see it daily: people checking their email in my waiting room; people on social media; kids playing on their electronic […]

Flavored water enhancers won’t enhance your health!

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The latest trend to hit the beverage aisle comes in pocket-sized packs of super-concentrated syrups that are marketed to enhance your water. This trend is doing so well that sales are skyrocketing and it is expected that it will be a $1 billion international market this year! But are these flavor enhancers really all they […]