Health

Tips for heart-healthy eating

(NC) Some say the key to someone's heart is through their stomach — but the link between eating and the heart goes beyond romantic attraction. As a registered dietitian at Loblaws, Karley Fallaise knows this first hand. Here is some of her top advice for achieving heart health. Pack in the plants: Plants are a perfect source of protein for anyone at risk of cardiovas ....

DIY – Infused olive oils at a fraction of the price of gourmet shops

(NC) Herb-infused olive oil is a simple and tasty way to add flavour to any dish. Extremely versatile, it can be used for cooking, salad dressings and marinades as well as a condiment to coat your food with delicious notes of herbs, citrus, garlic or spices. Since these fancy bottles can cost a pretty penny and the oil used is not always the best, follow these four easy steps for makin ....

Ontario health colleges offer important public services

(NC) The law sets out the responsibilities and powers of regulatory health colleges to set high standards of practice for healthcare professions in Ontario. There are 26 regulatory health colleges that monitor health professionals such as dietitians, doctors, nurses, dentists and massage therapists. Their mandate is to protect the public. One important public service every regulatory h ....

Bottle feeding: 3 essential tips for new moms

(NC) Did you know the average baby feeds around six times a day? That's 42 times a week or 2,184 times a year. But feeding time is about more than just nourishment — it is a ritual that shapes a baby's overall well-being and happiness, while offering a special time for moms to bond with their little ones. However, busy schedules mean you can't always breastfeed when your baby is hung ....

Healthy habits at work to boost productivity

(NC) When striving to maintain optimal overall health, it's imperative to instill good habits into your busy work schedule, which can also make you happier and more productive. Plan for success by following these six tips and tricks to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Stay hydrated. Start your day off with a glass of water, staying hydrated improves your rate weight maint ....

Jumpstart your mornings with healthy overnight oats

(NC) Whether you're hustling kids out the door, trying to hit the gym before work, or darting out to appointments, we've all felt the pressure of mornings. A recent survey by Centrum found that while 45 per cent of Canadians say they feel calm when going through their morning routine, four in five still wish they could add one more thing — such as exercise, leisure time or time with ....

5 hacks for healthier meals this back-to-school

(NC) A new school year means a return to routine for many families, but it's important to start on a healthy note. But, healthier doesn't have to mean more expensive, so here are some solutions for parents who want to send their children to school with healthy meals on a healthy budget. 1. Plan, plan, plan. By taking advantage of extra time on the weekend, create a qui ....

How to squeeze in family time during the back-to-school hustle

(NC) For most parents, back-to-school means the end of lazy summer days and the return of busy family routines. Parents are often juggling just to balance it all, so here are some tips that will help you and your family get back some more time in your daily routines.Make a list. Although this might sound like another time-consuming task, it saves time in the long-run. A quick ....

How to squeeze in family time during the back-to-school hustle

(NC) For most parents, back-to-school means the end of lazy summer days and the return of busy family routines. Parents are often juggling just to balance it all, so here are some tips that will help you and your family get back some more time in your daily routines.Make a list. Although this might sound like another time-consuming task, it saves time in the long-run. A quick ....

5 hacks for healthier meals this back-to-school

(NC) A new school year means a return to routine for many families, but it's important to start on a healthy note. But, healthier doesn't have to mean more expensive, so here are some solutions for parents who want to send their children to school with healthy meals on a healthy budget.1. Plan, plan, plan. By taking advantage of extra time on the weekend, create a quick list ....

Maximize today's digital tools for better health

(NC) Many of us are eager to take advantage of today's digital tools to manage our health. We want to book doctor appointments, check test results online, renew prescriptions electronically and access more telehealth services. Fortunately, health organizations are working towards making care more convenient and accessible. With today's technological advances, the opportunities are end ....

Science Paper on Vaccines Accidentally Admits Most flu Shots don’t work

All healthy persons six months of age and older should get a routine flu shot, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Mounting research, however, systematically proves that the flu shot, otherwise known as the influenza vaccine, doesn’t work and may cause severe damage to the body. Nonetheless, for many Americans, adults and children alike, the flu shot r ....

10 Babies were Infected with a Superbug… and the Hospital CONCEALED it from the Parents and the Public

On March 26 of this year, a newborn at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical Center tested positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a superbug that cannot be treated with conventional antibiotics. According to hospital officials, the baby has since tested negative. However, it was revealed that the infant was one of 10 babies infected with M ....

Iodine Protection from Nuclear Fallout? Not aAlways, Warns the Health Ranger in Science article Debunking Iodine Myths

As the risk of nuclear war continues rising by the day, iodine myths abound on the internet. While iodine is very important for protecting your thyroid and other organs from iodine-131, a dangerous radionuclide, the zealous over-promotion of iodine has led many people to falsely believe that iodine can protect them from ALL forms of radiation. Not only is that false, it’s also dangerous ....

Sharpen Your Maple Syrup Tasting Skills

(NC) Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a professional food taster? A dream job for many, an accomplished taster continually explores a vast repertoire of foods, from artichokes to zucchini and even old fashioned Canadian maple syrup. Canada produces approximately 75 per cent of the world's maple syrup, exporting it to 75 countries around the world. Scientists from Agriculture ....

STATINS WARNING: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Found to Raise Risk of Diabetes by 50 Per Cent in Older Women

Elderly women who take statins have an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes, an Australian study found. Researchers at the University of Queensland examined more than 8,000 elderly female pensioners and found that those who took the cholesterol-lowering drug had a 33% increased risk of diabetes. The experts also found that taking higher doses of statins further elevated ....

Have You Tried the new eco-friendly Health Ranger Dishwasher Detergent?

There’s a new product line at the Health Ranger Store, and it’s carefully formulated to protect the environment: It’s called Health Ranger Select Dishwasher Detergent Powder, the most environmentally-friendly, pure product you can find to clean your cookware, dishes and cutlery. As with all Health Ranger Select items, this new detergent has been laboratory-tested and validated for purity ....

Coconut Butter has Big Dairy Running Scared

As consumer habits continue to shift towards more plant-based foods, the dairy industry is feeling the threat. Analysts predict that dairy alternatives are projected to surpass $35 billion by 2024. While milk has been the primary product of the battleground du jour for Big Dairy, as seen in the recent Dairy Pride Act, a new threat is waiting on the horizon. Most people are familiar with the ....