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Apr

27

Apps for healthy and conscious shopping

Earlier this month I wrote about the 2016 update on Pesticides in Produce  from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  Just a few days later the new EWG Healthy Living app was launched.  In this post I’ll introduce this and other similar apps that help you make better choices as consumers. The EWG are an excellent […]

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Apr

20

Some pesticides with your produce?

The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce was released earlier this month revealing yet again that some of our favorite fruits and most used vegetables are drowning in pesticides. The saddest bit of news has to be that strawberries ARE the dirtiest of the 50 fruits and vegetables tested.  Why sad? […]

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Dec

19

Triclosan – the deadly agent in soap

Triclosan is a chemical antimicrobial that is found in all sorts of consumer products from soaps, shampoo’s, detergents and even in children’s toys.  It has also been in the spotlight recently with government investigations and researchers testing its harmful effects. Triclosan has been investigated by various authorities in the US due to concerns that it is linked to […]

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Aug

04

5 Tips  for a Good Night’s Sleep

I don’t sleep well when I travel and I never sleep on planes.  When I’m not in my own bed I toss and turn for what seems like the entire night and after a few days of this my body and mind are exhausted.  Is this experience of sleep deprivation familiar? Sleep Health Sleep is […]

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Sep

05

An experience shared – time to consider a patient-centered approach to healthcare

On average patients visiting their primary care physician will spend 50 minutes in the clinic and only 10 minutes with the physician. Does this sound familiar? How does that make you feel toward the health system? What about hospitals where medical staff don’t even introduce themselves to patients. This is the experience of Dr Graham […]

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May

17

The ‘Clean 15’ list for our health and wellness

Food should be our medicine, and our medicine should be our food (Hippocrates) A surge of interest in improving personal health and wellness has seen many turn to food as their medicine.  Wellness advocates and some healthcare practitioners will tell you that much of the chronic illnesses so many are battling with today can be […]

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Nov

19

Inspiration today

  Hospitals were places of laughter, amusement and recreation. They were houses of joy. The masters of the land believed that sickness should be cured before it became sickness. Healing was always needed and was considered a necessary part of life. They went to the hospitals to improve their art of breathing. They went for […]

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