In the news – organic is the way to go.

In case anyone is still wondering 🙂 – two separate studies confirming that buying organic is a better choice. Below are some bullet points. If you want to read studies and articles themselves, please follow the links. Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk? In a study, those who ate more organic produce, dairy,… Continue Reading

Cancer Prevention

In recent years there has been more and more reserach coming up about cancer prevention. It has always been my belief that we can lead a preventative lifestyle by eating healthful foods, being active, living mindfully and learning to deal with stress, then even if one gets seriousely sick at some point – being preventative… Continue Reading

exercise changes the physiological response to stress

Fighting stress isn’t just about feeling more relaxed – exercise is an intervention that changes the physiological response to stress. Great research, very interesting.   To counter exam stress, cram in exercise by ALEX HUTCHINSON Special to The Globe and Mail The engineering students at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany are like students everywhere: Exams stress… Continue Reading

Why Your Genes Aren’t Your Destiny

I came across this amazing, informative article posted on February 24, 2015 by CHRIS KRESSER. Chris is M.S., L.Ac is a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine. I wanted to share the article here as well as make sure to save it for my clients’… Continue Reading

British Medical Journal – Influenza: marketing vaccine by marketing disease

Influenza: marketing vaccine by marketing disease The CDC pledges “To base all public health decisions on the highest quality scientific data, openly and objectively derived.” But Peter Doshi argues that in the case of influenza vaccinations and their marketing, this is not so. by Peter Doshi postdoctoral fellow Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore,… Continue Reading

What is blocking social mobility? Single parents.

A reblog of an article from Do I believe in a two-parent family unit? Absolutely. I believe that married parents family structure is an ideal setting for raising children. In our society however single parenting is very common, totally accepted, in fact almost glorified, in my opinion. When my mother got divorced, I was… Continue Reading

To stretch or not to stretch. And when?!

In my experience, dynamic stretching is definitely the way to go before the exercise, while static stretches, that should be held for at least 30 seconds, are best for the post-workout cooldown. But I am sure there are disciplines like ballet, dance, that you would absolutely have to do some serious stretching before. It is… Continue Reading

Health and wellbeing of the younger generation.

Is the younger generation healthy? Mentally? Physically? What do most parents in our society do for their kids? Most parents work. We make money to support our kids financially, to give them more opportunities and hope that they will be better off than we are. I had a successful career that I loved and where… Continue Reading

Just a few shocking statistics on health of our youth.

One in three Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime if current trends continue. The odds are greater for minority children – nearly one in two will develop diabetes in the same timeframe.  Diabetes is increasing among U.S. children at an alarming rate, say researchers who report jumps of more than 20… Continue Reading

Reversing brain damage

I have a lot of respect for Dr Amen and his work at Amen Clinics. Methods they use and areas where they apply them are amazing. Using  Brain SPECT imaging (Single-photon emission computed tomography) they can address and treat conditions like: add / adhd anxiety / depression addiction age better autism spectrum disorders behavioral problems… Continue Reading

The role of microbes and autoimmunity in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric illness.

Just a quick post to archive the article for a later reference. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2013 Jul;25(4):488-795. doi: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32836208de. The role of microbes and autoimmunity in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric illness. Hornig M. Source Department of Epidemiology, Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA.… Continue Reading

Swiss chard for breakfast?!

This morning I woke up with a light headache, it is gloomy outside and chilly in the house, and I did not feel like having my green juice first thing in the morning. I was looking at all the kale and swiss chard my husband bought for juicing, trying to figure out what to do… Continue Reading

Health news of note: Smoking Guns

Another adverse consequence of smoking – and the effects may persist longer than thought earlier. Women who were exposed to tobacco smoking in utero are more likely to develop gestational diabetes when they became pregnant, new research shows. They were also more likely to be obese than the offspring of women who didn’t smoke during pregnancy. …tobacco exposure could… Continue Reading