September is Lymphoma and Leukemia Awareness month in Canada

September is Lymphoma and Leukemia Awareness month in Canada

One person in Canada is diagnosed with a blood cancer approximately every thirty-four minutes. An estimated combined total of 15,530 people in Canada was forecasted to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2016. New cases of leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma will account for 9 percent of the 173,800 new cancer cases diagnosed...

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Q&A with a heart transplant recipient

Q&A with a heart transplant recipient

MEET Michael Sullivan, husband and father of two. He has a second lease on life thanks to his donor and their family. Michael is a heart transplant recipient. Q & A How was your health before you were diagnosed with the underlying medical condition that caused organ failure? What was...

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BACK PAIN & Treatments

BACK PAIN & Treatments

By David Okafor  – Certified Kinesiologist & Exercise Physiologist – PAIN – PAIN – PAIN If you have ever groaned, “oh, my aching back!” you are not alone. Back pain is a common complaint, and one of the most common medical problems, affecting a lot of people at some point...

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DANGEROUS TO YOUR SKIN

DANGEROUS TO YOUR SKIN

DANGEROUS TO YOUR SKIN Stress, lack of sleep, consuming unhealthy food Sun – dries out the skin Pollution – dirt, smog and grease Tobacco – hasten aging puffing (wrinkles) tobacco smoke substance (benzopyrene) inhibits the body’s absorption of vitamin C – damaging healthy collagen cells Alcohol – has no vitamins...

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ANTIOXIDANTS – healthy perks for the body

ANTIOXIDANTS – healthy perks for the body

ANTIOXIDANTS are  compounds found in food that stop or delay damage to the cells. Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called *free radicals. Many experts believe this damage is a factor in the development of blood vessel disease, cancer, and other conditions. *We are exposed to...

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PROPER PORTION

PROPER PORTION

Eating is one of life’s simple pleasures. People may eat for nourishment and enjoyment. But, eating for health is one of the best ways to savour the abundance that life has to offer. Eating healthy will allow you to stay healthy lon­ger, feel better, achieve and maintain a normal body...

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INSULIN

INSULIN

Insulin Insulin is a hormone secreted by specialized cells in the pancreas in response to (among other things), increased blood glucose concentration. The primary role of insulin is to control the transport of glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. After consuming a meal, insulin enhances the uptake of the...

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