Meditation: Beneficial for Stress Relief & Much More

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One of the best treatments for anxiety and stress relief, meditation is at the top of the list for most people because it is free of any cost, has no negative side effects and is limited only by one’s imagination and time. Unlike natural and pharmaceutical drugs or preparations which may carry some unwanted side [. . . more]

What the Heck is Mercury Retrograde?

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Although it sounds like the title of a Sci-Fi movie, Mercury Retrograde is an astronomical term for when the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in the sky (but isn’t really). All planets can appear to be moving backwards and stationary but Mercury is retrograde most often in a single year and when it [. . . more]

Canadian Maple Syrup IS Healthier Than Other Sweeteners

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Ask any North American to tell you their favourite topping for pancakes or waffles and very likely they’ll say pure Canadian maple syrup. Sought after worldwide for its distinctive and delicious flavour, pure Canadian maple syrup is also good for those not on sugar-reduced diets. Now there is even more good news and good reason [. . . more]

Natural Alternatives to Drugs for Healthy Joints

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Joint pain can occur when the soft tissues that support the joint become damaged, either through injury, or everyday wear and tear. Repetitive motion/strain damages the slippery cartilage that caps bones in a joint. As the damage increases, bare areas of bone may be exposed. When unprotected bone surfaces rub together, pain and stiffness result. [. . . more]

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Dementia

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According to recent research, having a higher BMI (Body Mass Index) may increase the risk of developing dementia later in life. The study, published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Journal in November 2017, analyzed data from 1,349,857 dementia-free adults living in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Finland and determined that those with [. . . more]

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Breast Cancer Risk

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A recent scientific abstract suggests breast cancer risk increases if deficient in the sunshine vitamin, and inversely that vitamin D can therefore prevent breast cancer . Researchers Manar Atoum and Foad Alzoughool published their findings in December 2017 at Sage Journals.  The abstract details that the current “worldwide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is approximately 1 billion.” The fact that 1/7th of [. . . more]