March is Kidney Month

A few years ago I went to the BodyWorld’s exhibition and I can remember thinking to myself that the kidneys are smaller than I expected and higher up in the torso than I had believed them to be. They’re tiny little guys halfway up your back! Although I had learned a lot about how they…

February is Heart Month

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason to give that blood pumping, life giving organ in your chest a second thought this month. Forget the chocolate and sugary candies. Forget the sappy poems and overpriced flowers. If the heart in your chest fails you then none of the rest of it matters. And yet more than…

February is Heart Month

Though not the flowers & chocolate ‘heart month’ that might be on your mind at the moment. While the hallmark holiday certainly does remind us of the blood pumping organ in our chests, its wellbeing is often overlooked despite its importance.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The pink ribbon indicative of supporting “the fight against breast cancer” is probably one of the most recognizable health related symbols out there today. It’s on kitchen appliances, rubber duckies, batteries, pens, bags, hats and so so many t-shirts.

June is Mens Health Month

The goal of Men’s Health Month is to bring awareness to preventable disease and encourage early intervention of any problems that have arisen. Many men avoid confronting their own health issues, and for a number of possible reasons.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Our skin is the largest organ in our body & absorbs everything that is slathered onto it. Check out the ‘Sun’ section of the EWG’s cosmetic database to see how your favorite sunscreen or tanning lotion stacks up. Chances are you’re better off avoiding the sun during peak hours.

April is Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd of this year was the first time that Canada joined the world in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day. Approximately 1 in 88 Canadians live with Autism, which is a lifelong developmental disability affecting communication skills & social interactions.

March is National Nutrition Month!

And thus, I challenge you to take a second look at your diet this month. After the January New Years resolution kicks have worn off, we can become comfortable in our habits again. Being comfortable is easy, familiar, and often counterproductive.

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.