Disease Prevention & Health

Spring Cleaning

When in doubt, throw out! It’s time for the honoured rituals of spring-cleaning (of home and body). Unless you’re of the “Why Clean? It Will Only Get Dirty Again” school of thought, read on. Over time, our body has accumulated toxins, often stored in fat cells. These may have come through diet, use of prescription …

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Organic: Simple, Healthful, and Close to Nature

Organic eating has gone mainstream. Responding to consumer demand, supermarkets now feature centrally placed organic produce sections. Over the past decade, the organic food industry has increased at 20 percent per year. What drives this growing support for organic food? Not surprisingly, savvy consumers figure that if a whiff of pesticides can kill bugs dead, …

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Your Happy Healthy Heart

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Dean Ornish revolutionized our approach to heart disease when he demonstrated that individuals with serious heart disease could reverse their condition with lifestyle changes (that did not include the use of medication). His 4-point program for reversing heart disease included: 1.      a very low fat vegetarian diet (less than10% calories from …

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