health and wellness

Does It Matter What Oil You Use For Cooking?

A new Australian study could change the type of oils you use for cooking. Researchers found that extra virgin olive oil is the most stable and safest to use at high temperatures. Cooking with coconut oil was almost on par, however failed to come close when comparing levels of naturally occurring antioxidants. Seed oils (also called vegetable oils) such as

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A Simple Life

“The world can be such a noisy place. Loud, haranguing voices lecturing me to hustle, to improve, build, strive, yearn, acquire, compete, and grasp for more. For bigger and better. Sacrifice sleep for productivity. Strive for excellence. Go big or go home. Have a huge impact in the world. Make your life count. What if all I want is a

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The Healing Power of Sleep

Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can be the best medicine.  “According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (February 12, 2019), sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body’s immune cells (namely T cells) to attach to their targets and help fight infection. This is especially relevant in light of the high

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The Link Between Diet and Depression/Anxiety

There continues to be a growing body of evidence that adopting healthy dietary interventions can help lower anxiety and depressive symptoms. “Researchers at the University of Manchester conducted a meta-analysis of 16 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with 45,826 participants, that assessed the effects of dietary interventions on the symptoms of depression and anxiety The findings, published in The Journal Psychosomatic

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a highly debilitating condition with variable combinations of persistent, widespread musculoskeletal pain, debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction and psychological distress. The prevalence of these conditions is increasing, and it can be challenging for patients to get a clear diagnosis and effective treatment. The management of this complex condition has perplexed the medical community for many years, and

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Canada’s Revised Food Guide

Canada’s long-anticipated revised food guide was released on Tuesday morning. It has sparked much controversy by removing food industry influence and particular food groups, mainly those pertaining to the dairy, cattle and sugar industries. The new food guide suggests: ~ Eating a variety of vegetables and fruits~ Choosing whole grains~ Eating “protein foods” where plant-based proteins, like legumes, beans, and

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Genetic Predisposition vs. Lifestyle

Is your current health status due to a genetic predisposition, your lifestyle choices and mindset or a combination of both? “A new study finds that if you tell people that they have a genetic predisposition to certain health characteristics, such as a low capacity for exercise or a tendency to overeat, their bodies start to respond accordingly. Even if their

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