Health

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 ....

Prevent Food Poisoning with These 4 Tips

(NC) Did you know that about 1 in 8 Canadians get sick every year from foodborne illness? Many of these cases go unreported because symptoms are similar to those of the stomach flu. The most common symptoms are stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches and fever. Fortunately, most cases of food poisoning can be easily prevented by following a few simple steps: 1. Cle ....

Food Safety Essentials During Pregnancy

(NC) While food safety is important for everyone, it's especially important for women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. A pregnant woman's immune system is weakened because of changes in the body that can make it harder to fight infections — including those caused by food poisoning. The four rules of food safety — clean, separate, cook and chill — are especially ....

5 Common Food Poisoning Sources and How to Avoid Them

(NC) If you've ever had a rough night after an all-you-can-eat buffet, then you know better than most the importance of food safety. But foodborne illnesses can do more than cause discomfort. There are approximately four million cases of food poisoning in Canada each year— that's about one in eight people. Protecting yourself and your family begins by following the four rules of food s ....

What is Food Poisoning?

(NC) About one in eight Canadians will get sick from food poisoning this year. Food poisoning is any sickness that results from eating contaminated food. Most people affected by food poisoning will recover without any lasting effects. But for some, the effects can be devastating and even deadly. The best way to protect yourself and your family is by following the four rules of food saf ....

Alert: Dangerous New Type of GMO Being Unleashed into Food Supply… Check Your APPLES

Few topics in the scientific world are as fiercely debated as the use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Despite the fact that they have passed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety tests, nearly 40 countries around the world have banned their use due to health and environmental concerns. With a growing population of health-conscious people, the debate over their u ....

Surgical Removal of Ovaries for BRCA1 “Breast Cancer Gene” Women Found to be Medically Useless, New Study Finds

When it comes to the presence of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations, which are often called the “breast cancer genes,” preventive surgery has been a recommended course of action. According to Breastcancer.org, mutations in these two genes account for about 10 percent of all breast cancers. Women with abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are sometimes advised to undergo prophylactic (prote ....

5 Tips for Transforming Picky Eaters

(NC) To help parents bring peace to the dinner table, Dr. Aimee Gould Shunney, a licensed naturopathic doctor, offers five ideas for transforming a child with finicky tendencies into an amazing eater with optimal nutrition. 1. Cook more. Cook for your children and make their dishes simple, without lots of sauces and spices. If possible, let them help you cook so they ca ....

12 Healthy Habits all Kids Should Have

(NC) Check out these twelve simple healthy habits that benefit kids and help parents in their constant struggle to raise confident, happy and healthy people. 1. Get plenty of sleep. 2. Exercise regularly. 3. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. 4. Read, read, read. 5. Limit sodium and processed foods. 6. Choose healthy snacks over junk food. 7. Cut down on screen time. 8. Drink lots of ....

Keeping the Family Healthy this Winter

(NC) With a simple nutritional addition, this could be the year you succeed in keeping the whole family healthy. The secret to a cold and flu-free winter could be incorporating more omega-3s into your family's diet. Many of us consume certain types of fats in abundance (omega-6s), thanks to refined vegetable oils used in cooking and processed foods, but very little of others (omega-3s), ....

Where to Find Credible Nutritious Eating Advice

(NC) If you listen long enough to conversations about food, you're bound to hear some contradictions. A wealth of studies put ingredients like sugar, fat and sodium on a sliding scale between unhealthy and not-so-bad, and unless you're keeping up to date on the latest research, knowing what's good for you can seem like a lot of work. Fortunately, there are some trusted places you can tur ....

How Medical ‘News’ Became Manipulated, Industry-funded Science Throughout the 20th Century

When it comes to accurately and honestly reporting the news, there is a definitive limit to what reporters are allowed to cover, especially when they are fully immersed in the culture of what has come to be known as the “mainstream media.” There are certain topics that you just do not touch in this realm — unless, of course, you want to be fired or relegated to “fringe” status, ....