Category Archives: Wendy Margolese

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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Freedom from chronic pain

Chronic pain – sometimes referred to as the ‘invisible illness’ – affects an estimated 16 million Canadians who live with at least one condition considered ‘chronic’ in that it is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects. Even with a … 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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Clara Hughes –Mental Health beyond the Big Ride

  Clara Hughes, an athlete for all seasons – celebrated Olympic medalist in both Summer and Winter Games – sees her success as more than earning medals; she is a passionate advocate for mental health. As one who struggled successfully … 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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Faith vs Food: does a Biblical-inspired diet mean success?

    Looking to loose weight in the New Year? If so, you need only look as far as the latest fad – a multi-million dollar trend of religious diet books and faith-based weight-loss systems. This latest crop of diet … 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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Healing Depression

by Glenn Laycock This week I am going to include an article from my colleague and Ontario counterpart Wendy Margolese.  Her article is called, “Healing Depression – A light at the end of the tunnel”. In her article, Wendy mentions: … Continue reading

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