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Importance Of Vitamin D With Less Daylight

We derive vitamin D from being exposed to the direct sun, from a few foods which are rich in vitamin D and from supplements. Exposure to the sun, however, is the body’s best source of acquiring vitamin D. Skin exposed to sunshine through a window, when indoors, doesn’t produce vitamin D. And the amount of […]

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Don’t Pass The Salt

The right amount of salt in our diet is important for our health. Too much salt, however, can be harmful. In ancient times, salt was worth its weight in gold. It was used to flavour and preserve food. What’s Sodium Got To Do With It? Salt is often confused with sodium. They’re both minerals, but […]

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I’m Not A Workaholic – Or Am I?

There’s a difference between working hard and being a workaholic. According to Statistics Canada, one third of Canadians between the ages of 25 and 44 identified themselves as workaholics in 1998. Working hard is a good work ethic, and admirable, but a workaholic can be damaging their health and relationships by using work as an […]

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Happiness Prevents Disease

You’ve heard about laughter as a form of healing; now happiness is being touted as the best medicine around. Feeling better emotionally has the ability to transform your overall health. Research shows by boosting our happiness, we’ll: cut our risk of heart disease in half lower our chances of developing cancer or diabetes extend our […]

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Are Superfoods Superior?

The way to good health is to fuel our bodies with unprocessed, wholesome foods and engage in regular exercise. By keeping good food in our fridge, and avoiding foods with little nutritional value, we’re more likely to eat better. But not all food is equal. Have you heard of superfoods? The term superfoods has crept […]

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Therapeutic Writing

With just a pen and paper, you can express a variety of emotions and feelings and help your wellbeing. Can you imagine writing being therapeutic? It can be. Continued on a regular basis, and over time, writing can be a stress reliever, balance our mood, improve liver and lung function as well as lower blood pressure. […]

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