Category Archives: General Health

The secret to looking good in skinny jeans

You wake up one morning feeling great and you just want to look as amazing as you feel.  Going through your wardrobe, you spot a beautiful pair of pants (skinny jeans perhaps!) that you haven’t worn in 6 months, you … Continue reading

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Probiotics and high blood pressure

Many people take probiotics (good bacteria) for digestive issues such as IBS or bloating etc. Did you know that probiotics has other health benefits? New study published in July 2014 in Hypertension suggests that consumption of multiple strains of probiotics … Continue reading

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Toxins Associated with Diabetes and Obesity

We hear about how environmental toxins may contribute to cancer, Parkinsons‘s or Alzheimer‘s. A recent study published in Diabetes Care, July issue, found that there is a link between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and diabetes. POPs includes pesticides and polychlorinated … Continue reading

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Is your bed making you sick?

I love to travel and in all my years of traveling, I experienced bed bug in 2 occasions. I am sure that many travelers have experienced the constant itchiness from bed bug. Recently, I have learned that you can significantly … Continue reading

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Winter to Spring – Awakening the Sleeping Mold

Spring is officially here now. You may start thinking about spring cleaning. This week’s guest blogger is a certified home and mold inspector, Robert Kin. Can you feel it? The birds are chirping, the sun shines longer providing warmth and … Continue reading

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It’s All In Your Genes!

As granny used to say to explain your behaviour, “It’s in your genes, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”  Well, granny was only half right. There is something you can do about it – change your lifestyle. Medical … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating in middle age… healthier aging in later age

Various studies have shown that a healthy Mediterranean diet may contribute to reduced fasting glucose concentrations and lipid levels in those at risk for diabetes, may lower the risk for cardiovascular events and stroke, and improve cognition. A new study … Continue reading

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What to do to maximize your health and life in 2013?

So here are a few tips to help you on your way to a maximized  living: 1) Nutrition: Eat right and eat clean. We are not just what we eat. We are what we absorb. Detox and cleanse annually, semiannually … Continue reading

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Meditation Reduces Proinflammatory Gene Expression

In  my previous blog “weight loss myth 3: I can’t lose weight! It’s my genes.”, it mentions that we can influence our gene expression with our lifestyles and environment, although we may not be able to change our genetics. An example … Continue reading

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“i” syndrome. What is it?

Everywhere you look, people are walking with their heads down and thumbs are busy using their ipad, ipod, iphone other similar devices. This is happening at work, school, home, in the car (as a passenger hopefully) and on the street. … Continue reading

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