Health

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 ....

EPA Under Pressure to Dump Fluoride from Water Supply

Fluoride is an ubiquitous chemical that has penetrated public water supplies across the United States. The CDC reports that about two-thirds of the population has fluoridated public water. And for those of us served by community water systems, that number climbs up to about 74 percent. Historically, fluoride been added to water in the name of preventing tooth decay and cavities. However, ....

How diet affects your dental hygiene

(NC) Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy requires more than just daily brushing, flossing and rinsing. Did you know that the food and beverage choices you make have an impact on your oral health? The more sugar you eat, the worse off your teeth will be. Sugar-rich food and beverages contribute to the erosion of tooth enamel and increase the risks of tooth decay. As your partners in ....

Reasons to Consider plant-based Eating

(NC) Plant-based eating has grown into a major health food trend in recent years, however, it is far from new. In fact, Canada's Food Guide recommends we eat more daily servings of vegetables, fruits and grains and that we consume a variety of plant-based meat alternatives like beans, lentils and tofu. You are probably asking yourself, “Is skipping the meat really good for me?” or ....

Women's Heart Health: Simple Habits to Protect Your Ticker

(NC) Many Canadians do not consider their heart health until they are older. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, two out of three Canadian women have one or more major health factors that elevate their risk for heart disease, like diabetes or menopause. No matter your age, it is always a good time to start managing your heart health. There are many small changes you can make ....

Prescription Opioid Deaths Surpass gun-related Deaths… Big Pharma Literally Killing More People than GUNS

The opioid epidemic in America is killing more people than guns and the blame rests squarely on Big Pharma. Until 2007, the number of deaths by firearm was five times greater than those caused by overdoses, but in 2015 overdose deaths surpassed gun deaths for the first time – and it looks like the trend will continue. Drug companies have orchestrated and encouraged the over-prescription ....

Are You at Risk for Food Poisoning?

(NC) Canada's food supply is among the safest in the world, but when harmful bacteria contaminate food, they can cause illness. There are approximately four million cases of food poisoning in the country each year—that's about one in eight people. Four groups of people are at greater risk of being affected by food poisoning: pregnant women, young children, older adults, and people wi ....