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Staying healthy for life

“Age Brilliantly’ states the cover title this month of a well-known magazine. The articles inside give examples of individuals of different decades and the various ways – mentally and physically – they have aged ‘brilliantly’ with vigor and joy each … Continue reading

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Health headline confusion ~ how to stop the yo-yo effect.

‘Self-medicators beware’ read a recent headline; and the article proceeded to warn about the risk of a popular drug, which was deemed user friendly, but has now been found to cause noticeable side effects. We often read about what was … Continue reading

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Welcome Spring! Is health renewed by cleaning the mental closet?

The hint of spring brings a sense of renewal to our lives. We shake off the winter parkas and get ready to rake the yard, clean out the closets, and get outside and be active. Over the past unusually cold … Continue reading

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Addressing the fear factor in Canada’s health care

The old axiom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” no longer holds entirely true in caring for our health. We are all looking for more accurate and safer ways to prevent illness. But to find them … Continue reading

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Are positive health impacts of spirituality simply a placebo effect?

Doctors prescribing placebos has long been considered a questionable practice.  But, according to new research, prescribing a placebo is a stealthy, but increasingly accepted way to raise a patient’s expectation of getting better. And it has been shown to reduce … Continue reading

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Belief – its effect on health

By Joy Hinman What we believe matters! Our thoughts, convictions, beliefs have effects on the body. For example, the effect “stress“ has on us is  a hot topic in the news – including warnings and health tips to lessen or … Continue reading

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What is health? How can we achieve it?

Anna Bowness-Park Health is a major topic of conversation these days. What does it mean to be healthy? What makes us sick? When I read the parade of health care options available I ask myself the question – “ We … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness: The Health Benefits to Canadians

The frenzied pace of holiday shopping erupted with consumer-focused ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’.  However, a new movement was launched recently,  ‘Giving Tuesday’ – which followed Cyber Monday – and encouraged Canadians from coast to coast to raise money and/or … Continue reading

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Season of light can bring health to minds and bodies

Joy Hinman Darkness comes early on cold winter nights here in Canada. We welcome light, and enjoy the multi-colored lights in homes and businesses — in preparation for Christmas. This is also the time of Hanukkah  which Jewish people celebrate … Continue reading

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Stress and the marketing of happiness

Anna Bowness-Park “The fantasy of happiness is sold to us every day. We live in a society that does everything in its power to eliminate sadness, sickness and all the negatives of life,” said Dr. Nima Rahmany from Maple Ridge. “And it … Continue reading

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