November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Over three million Canadians handle their diabetes every day, and while 10% of those people have type 1 which requires insulin, the other 90% with type 2 often choose to manage their disease with drugs as well.

Environmental Exposure

Exposure to toxins in our environment can cause or contribute to a wide range of health problems. Everything from the common cold to cancer could be attributed to the buildup in our bodies of the variety of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis.

Spooky Truths About Halloween

In just a few more days the city of Prince George (and many more just like it!) will be bombarded by gangs of goblins & ghosts, posses of pirates & princesses and an assortment of other branded characters collecting their rightful loot. Halloween is a fun holiday for those of all ages, but the reality behind the cute miniature chocolate bars the little ones are after is anything but…

Seasonal Affective Disorder

With late summer nights long gone and the sun setting earlier every evening, it is common for seasonal depression to start to creep in on some of us this time of year. Less sunshine and more overcast days coupled with damp weather and more time spent inside can be a bit of a downer after a few months of basking in the afternoon rays.

Get Active This Fall!

There are endless studies telling us (pleading even) that a big part of our overall health means including some sort of physical activity within our day. It doesn’t have to be a 4 hour treadmill marathon every night though- getting your heart rate up for just 30 minutes a day is beneficial.

September Veggie Spotlight: Zucchini

If you’re any sort of a backyard gardener, there’s half a chance that you’ve been tending a zucchini patch for the last few months. It’s this time of year when it seems everyone’s neighbour is desperately trying to gift away their surpluses of the squash.

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast: the all important breaking of the fast. Whether the iconic bacon & eggs or deciphering the whispers of snap, crackle and pop, starting the day off with food in your belly truly is one of the best things you can do for your body.