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Most of us are aware of the Power of Attorney (or POA) as a tool to help manage our financial and physical well being in the event of a cognitive and/or physical diminishment. While a POA is necessary, it can only identify who we want our legal representatives will be...

I treasure vivid memories of traveling and living in distinct regions of Canada, but I hardly traveled abroad until I found the time and budget for Costa Rica and then Portugal.  That’s where it began for me – we’ve traveled east and west, north and south since then....

Do you find yourself knocking on wood every so often? Do you avoid walking under ladders? Here’s the history of some of these well known superstitions:

Walking under a ladder – May have its roots dating back to Christianity, specifically the Holy Trinity of the Father,...

Am I growing a new body?

While it may somehow seem ‘romantic’ to imagine your body completely re-generating every 7 years, this is unfortunately a myth. Here are some interesting facts about cell regeneration:

  • The cells that line your stomach can renew every 2-9 days...

Fact: If you’re STILL buying plastic water bottles and plastic/produce bags, you are the cause for our issues. 

Only 9% of the plastic waste generated in Canada is actually recycled. We just don’t have the capacity to do anything with this huge amount of plastic anymore...

There are a number of micronutrients your body does not produce on its own – such as vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 oils, therefore healthcare professionals will often prescribe them in the form of supplements, in order to meet or enhance your body’s daily requirement...

Prospective memory is what our minds do for “remembering to remember” – for example, when you say to yourself, “I must remember to take my medication at 3pm.” Now a team of researchers at Northumbria University in the UK have discovered that rosemary can improve memory...

One of the biggest fears as we age is memory loss. As soon as you notice you’re beginning to forget things, it’s always a good idea to mention this to your doctor.

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behaviour. Accor...

For the past 25 years, not a day has gone by when I haven’t used herbal oils in some way. Whether made into a lip balm for chapped lips or added to warm bath water for calming my nerves, herbal oils are an integral part of my daily life. I put herbal oil on my hands in...

A series of unfortunate events have circled our family over the past three months. Injuries, accidents, illnesses, and one very painful death in the family.

She was diagnosed with cancer and passed away six weeks later. It was probably one of the most painful things our...

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