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Gluten Free Pecan Pumpkin Muffins
"Fall" into clean eating with Kathy Smart's seasonal selections!...
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
"Fall" into clean eating with Kathy Smart's seasonal selections! ...
Hiring a Caregiver: What you need to know before you start
“Unfortunately,” says Paresh Vyas, owner of Nurse Next Door...
Pure Play for Grown-Ups: Choosing the right exercise for your constitution and your personality
Remember when we were kids – playing games, running...
Self-Care: Caring about everybody else? Who’s caring for you?
“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your...
Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow: Echinacea
Echinacea—popularly known as coneflower—originated in eastern North America and...
What a Pain in the Neck! And what you can do about it
Neck pain can be painful, limiting, and even debilitating,...
Radon: The Silent Killer in Canadian Homes
You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you...
Children’s Dental Emergencies: Would You Know What To Do?
Ontario’s dentists remind you to be ready for the...
The Four Keys to Overall Wellness: Nutrition
In part two of her four-part series, Shawn Nisbet...
Genuine Health Fast Pain Relief
Fast, effective relief – in just five days! Fast...
Mettrum Originals Hemp Products
New Hemp-Based Foods and Skincare With Mettrum Originals™, a...
Lanlay Herbal Tooth Powder
Preventative action against tooth decay and other dental problems...
füdi food: Locally Grown with Global Flavours
A new Canadian food brand is changing consumers’ perceptions...
Lanlay Detox Spa
The Lanlay Detox Spa induces deep perspiration without physical...
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Nothing beats this old-fashioned dessert. It is easy to...
Rainbow Trout with Prosciutto, Spinach and Mushrooms
Dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes....
Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow: Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)
Lemon balm is a perennial herb and a garden...
Better Together
Why working out as a couple is good for...
The new Technofit trend: Where fashion meets fitness
This season’s must-have accessory is not a pair of...
Live Local, Shop Local, Eat Local!
Isn’t it time you visited one of the many...
Life in a Nursing Home – the Lonely Truth
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What a Pain!
Lower back pain is a very common complaint, with...
Still Think High Heels Are Worth It?
It’s not what fashion-conscious women want to hear –...
The future of dentistry is here!
The greatest goal any dentist wants to achieve is...
Moderate, Consistent Exercise: The Key to Overall Wellness
Exercise is, without a doubt, one of the most...
Mindfulness for Dumbbells
The fitness industry has failed you! We put out...
Refire! Don’t Retire!
By Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz This new book...
Lanlay Vita-X Actijoint
Relief from joint pain and gout Lanlay Actijoint, a...
You and Your Gut: Get the Inside Story
By Giulia Enders In Gut: The Inside Story of...
Spicy Thai Chicken and Cabbage Soup
This healthy, nutritious comfort soup is full of flavour...
Meet you at the Barre
Channel your inner ballerina for the best workout around...
Fitness For Dumbbells Vol.1
A personal trainer gets personal – how being fit...
What a Pain! Simple Steps to Avoid Back Injury Around the House
If you are one of the millions of people...
Foot pain ruining your golf swing …
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Red Wine and Gum Disease
Recent research has shown that having that glass of...
Debunking 5 common myths about GMOs
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Drink Up! Why Water is Vital to Your Health
Did you know your muscles and brain consist of about...
Dirty Diets
By Brad King "Exposing the dietary lies keeping you...
Solo GI Energy and Nutrition Bars
Add a Spring to your Step Solo GI Energy...
Lanlay Magic Cream
Protection-plus for Environmentally Induced Conditions Lanlay Magic Cream smoothens...
How to Beat the Post-Winter Blues
Joy McCarthy's 6 top health tips will help you...
You’re never too old to dream!
Dreams help make life wonderful – at any age....
Train Right into Fall
Fall running. The air is crisp, the leaves are...
Your Doctor, Your Friend
How Your Community Supports Primary Care As our population...
Five tips for quick and healthy school lunches
You’re out of bread, can’t find a water bottle...
The Vitamins You Must Have!
These are the 13 essential vitamins: A, C, D,...
How Not to See Your Dentist (more than necessary)
Good preventive oral care at home can save you...
Chia Seeds: What are they and what do I do with them?
Chia seeds come from a flowering plant in the...
“Thinspiration”
How a Culture of Body Obsession Is Infecting Our...
Chiropractors – Here To Help
How they can relieve your nerve, muscle and joint...
Fat Fanatics Take Note: Some Fats are Good for You!
These days there’s so much conflicting information and misinformation...
LogicBack™ Custom Posture Support
Healthy Posture Begins with Logic LogicBack Custom Posture Support...
Lanlay Vita-X Colonlite
Clear your Bowel, Clear your Skin Constipation can be...
Xyla Refresh Mouthwash and Toothpaste
The Healthy Choice for Oral Care Xyla® Refresh™ oral...
The End of Pain
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Bill Natural Sources Blood Pressure
For Heart Health Bill Natural Sources® Blood Pressure helps...
Grilled Brunch Burritos
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Fueling Fitness for All Ages!
Date: September 18 Where: St. Andrews Valley Golf Club...
Kidney Walk 2014 is coming to York Region
Saturday, September 6th Richmond Green Park, Richmond Hill Registration:...
Grilled Asparagus, Chicken and Spinach Salad
This grilled salad is bursting with fresh flavours and...
What is Pilates? And Why is it so Good for You?
Pilates is showing up everywhere. Sports teams, dancers, professional...
Home Care Options for Seniors
There was a time where the advancement of age...
How does Disorganization Affect your Stress?
Many of us try to be organized. It’s no...
It’s a HIIT! Get Fitter Faster with High Intensity Interval Training
High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT (pronounced ‘hit’), can...
Why Don’t We Exercise?
The warm weather is finally here, so let’s get...
The Basic Rules of Digestion: Why your grandmother really was right
Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most...
Pascoe PASCALLERG®
Treat Allergies Naturally Pollen, grass or dander can cause...
Power Plants
Power plants: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow by...
Lanlay VITA-X Nasalyn
The All-Natural Sinus Solution Lanlay Nasalyn is an all-natural...
My Handy Little Health Journal
My Handy Little Health Journal by Mary Anne Alton...
Bill Natural Sources JointFLX™
For Joint Comfort Bill Natural Sources JointFLX is formulated...
Strawberries are a Joy
Strawberries are a joy. They are the first really...
Unwinding the Spine: How Pilates can help manage the pain and progression of Scoliosis
Your back is killing you. It is so tight...
Trinidad Chicken Pelau
This traditional chicken and rice dish gets its colour...
“Tea for the Sandwich Generation”: An unfortunate, but common case study that could be your own …
It was after 5 p.m. and I had a...
Parenting in the Digital Age: The Medium is the Message
Whether it’s with our kids, our family or our...
Could you be Dying in your Sleep?
Most adults require six to eight hours of sleep...
Tips For Taming Winter Allergies – Inside Your Home!
Cockroaches, dust mites, dander and mold can trigger cold...
Awaken to Health, Confidence and the Power of You!
“To keep the body in good health is a...
Active Living for Older Adults: How physical activity prolongs independence
Over the next 25 years, Canada will continue to...
Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Weight!
Hormones control almost every aspect of your physical and...
Joy McCarthy’s Joyous Health
Eat and Live Well Without Dieting Joyous Health is...
Lanlay Zepa Spray
Fight Fatigue and Muscle Soreness Naturally Increased stress levels...
Pascofemin
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Paws N’Silk™ All-Natural Pet Bedding and Apparel Collection
Human Tested, Pet Approved Paws n' Silk™ is an...
Bill Natural Sources Diamond X-Trim™
Natural Weight Loss Trim fat off with Bill Natural...
How to Maintain Your Body’s Reserves During Stress
Many of us have heard about various impacts of...
The Top 7 Ways that Digital Technology has Affected our Children: The Good and the Bad
There’s no doubt that the digital age is here...
Work-Life Stress: How to Get Your Balance Back
It is not surprising that 58% of Canadians are...
Trouble Sleeping? Passionflower Might be Helpful
You run through an exhausting day filled with work,...
The Marleigh Opens in Unionville
Luxury Retirement Living  on Historic Main Street Unionville’s latest...
Residential Care Options for Seniors
Seniors are the fastest growing age group in Canada....
Oral Health: Good for Life
Most of us realize that diet and exercise play...
Bill Natural Sources: Supplement Your Health the Natural Way!
A growing number of people are choosing to support...
Home Sweet Home!
Your home should be your refuge, but could it...
Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew
A slow cooker is nice to come home to...
Abundance: Local First, Best Always
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What a Pain! Pain Management – The Natural Way
Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation...
Foods that Nourish and Protect the Skin
One of the easiest ways to look after your...
The Sweet Poison: What you Need to Know About Aspartame
Aspartame is the sweet poison we all need to...
How to Hire a Personal Trainer
Personal trainers can provide valuable expertise, accountability and motivation...
Li’tya Pure Australian Botanicals
Indigenous Healing Power Introducing LI’TYA – an organic botanical...
Pascoflair Herbal Solution
Sleepless Nights No more Pascoflair® is a herbal solution...
Smartsilk™ All Natural Bedding Collection
A cleaner, more restful sleep SmartSilk™ is the first...
Bumpercrop
Local first, best always! Bumpercrop, a small canning company,...
Bill Natural Sources Resveratrol
A More Beautiful You, Naturally Bill Natural Sources Resveratrol...
Home Is Where the Heart Is
There is a general myth that if you live...
Fight the Fear and Toughen Your Teeth
What is it about going to the dentist that...
The Facts About Computer Vision Syndrome
Every day I have patients coming into my office...
Laughter is Good For Your Health
“Knock, knock!” What’s good for your health and costs...
Quick Korean Beef Salad
This makes a terrific warm, gluten and dairy free...
The Best Foods for Your Summer Workout
Are you kick-starting your physical activity this summer? The...
Simply Whey by Wellness Foods
A Simply Satisfying Snack Simply Whey is designed to...
Champion Sports Bras
All Out Support Champion sportswear is a leading expert...
Renaissance Glove by Daniele Henkel
A Smooth Move for your Skin For fall get...
Delarom Professional Natural Skincare
The Natural Science of Beauty Delarom is a professional...
Bear Naked Granolas
Pure Power Bear Naked’s signature Fruit & Nut and...
Eating Disorders: What You ‘NIED’* to Know Now
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Eating in Season: How to eat your way to health all year round
Eat local. Eat what’s in season. Eat organic. Confused...
Teens and Depression: Just being a teenager or cause for greater concern?
There are many misconceptions about depression in teenagers. The...
Anti-Aging in the Modern Age
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons,...
Introducing Experts Live
In today’s fast-paced society, we often lack the time...
Hero Nutritionals Yummi Bears Organics
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Eat Well, Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury
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Liberté Baby Yogurt
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Attitude Carcinogen-Free Body Care Products
Start Fresh and Clean with a New Attitude Available...
Kids Need Downtime Too!
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Chronic Stress: Get it Before it Gets You
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Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Thai Sauce
• The polysaccharides in zucchini include an unusual amount...
Strong Communities: A Buffer Against Bullying
What feelings are evoked when you hear about stories...
It’s Time to Get Moving!
“The Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts with a...
Beauty and the Beast: The importance of self-esteem in a media-driven world
In a culture that esteems appearance over character and...
Pilates for Golf
We all know Pilates is great for toning our...
ONE MEAL, ONE FAMILY, THREE WAYS: AN INTRODUCTION
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Spring Cleaning
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Swing Away!
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Keeping Safe and Sound at Home
All three of the most common home grown killers...
Joy McCarthy’s view on the Benefits of Sleep
A good night’s sleep enhances energy, mood, motivation, keeps...
Best Foot Forward
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Does my child have ADD?
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Make it Stick
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Portion Distortion
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Spring Training for Gardeners
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Lifestyle and Your Oral Health
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Eye Disease and How to Prevent It
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  • "Fall" into clean eating with Kathy Smart's seasonal selections! These muffins are moist with a taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and a crunch of pecans. Eat local and get an iron hit from pumpkin seeds in this delicious Pumpkin Muffin Recipe! Serves 12 1½ cups gluten free flour blend 2 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg 2 […]

  • "Fall" into clean eating with Kathy Smart's seasonal selections!  This soup embodies the best flavours of fall. The combination of squash, apples and the little heat of curry are sure to warm your stomach on a cool fall or winter day. RECIPE HIGHLIGHTS: Dairy Free and Vegan (if using coconut oil) | Gluten Free | […]

  • “Unfortunately,” says Paresh Vyas, owner of Nurse Next Door Home Care, “in our line of business we often hear horror stories from families about hiring caregivers – negligence, abuse and simply not caring. With such experience, gun-shy families frequently ask how to ensure they are making the right choice regarding who looks after their loved […]

  • Remember when we were kids – playing games, running around, having fun? We didn’t realize it then, but we were exercising. So why, as adults, do we turn exercise into a chore?  Boutique fitness studios are popping up everywhere, providing an alternative for people who find the gym a chore, draining and intimidating. Yoga studios […]

  • “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”  – Jean Shinoda Bolen Self-care is about looking after the most important person in your life – you! Essential to life balance and overall health, self-care fuels our emotional, mental, […]

  • Echinacea—popularly known as coneflower—originated in eastern North America and is part of the daisy family (Asteraceae). If you look closely at the centre of each flower, you’ll notice a spiny cone-shaped disc that resembles a sea urchin. That’s where this plant gets its name: from the Greek echino, which means “sea urchin.” Coneflower  has long […]

  • Neck pain can be painful, limiting, and even debilitating, affecting many aspects of daily life. Knowing the common causes and treatments can help to improve life for those with neck pain – and inspire others to be aware of the wear and tear the neck goes through, as Dr. Judy Snider explains. What Causes Neck […]

  • You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t taste it. You don’t even know it’s there. So what is radon and why should we all be concerned? John Chenery of the Ontario Lung Association explains. Like many Canadians, Michael and Jana Katz knew next to nothing about radon when the man from Mike […]

  • Ontario’s dentists remind you to be ready for the unexpected Accidents can happen to children anytime and anywhere. Falling off a skateboard, getting hit in the face with a baseball, or just biting into a hard candy can cause chipped or lost teeth. Knowing what to do when a dental emergency occurs can mean the […]

  • In part two of her four-part series, Shawn Nisbet examines the basics of good nutrition and its essential contribution to our long-term wellbeing. Nutrition is often defined as the process of eating the right kind of food so we can grow properly and be healthy. Such a simple definition for what has become a very […]

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  • "Fall" into clean eating with Kathy Smart's seasonal selections! These muffins are moist with a taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and a crunch of pecans. Eat local and get an iron hit from pumpkin seeds in this delicious Pumpkin Muffin...

  • "Fall" into clean eating with Kathy Smart's seasonal selections!  This soup embodies the best flavours of fall. The combination of squash, apples and the little heat of curry are sure to warm your stomach on a cool fall or...

  • Nothing beats this old-fashioned dessert. It is easy to prepare and needs only a scoop of ice cream to achieve dessert heaven! Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Baking Time: 40 to 45 minutes | Serves: 8 4 cups (1...

  • Dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes. The bright pink fish is gorgeous mixed with mushrooms and spinach. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes. Preparation Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Baking Time: 10 minutes...

  • This healthy, nutritious comfort soup is full of flavour and local fare. It’s tasty with or without the fresh coriander. You can always add more curry paste to taste, if desired. Ingredients: 4 cups (1 L) sodium-reduced chicken broth...

  • This makes a fun meal to serve outside because the foil keeps them warm until serving and catches any drips. Try them over the campfire or barbecue. Vary the heat in the sauce to taste and for a vegetarian...

  • This grilled salad is bursting with fresh flavours and simply perfect to serve for lunch or dinner. Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4    1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless Ontario Chicken Breasts 1...

  • Strawberries are a joy. They are the first really sweet and juicy sign that spring has sprung. Sure you have fiddleheads and asparagus, even peas, but strawberries, wow. For me strawberries mean only one thing. Local Ontario jam made...

  • This traditional chicken and rice dish gets its colour and characteristic flavour from browning the chicken in caramelized sugar. Serve with a creamy coleslaw to complete the island meal. Preparation Time: 20 minutes  | Marinating Time: at least 15...

  • A slow cooker is nice to come home to and the ideal appliance for cooking less tender but flavourful cuts of meat. Barley, a good source of fibre, thickens the stew without the need for flour. Serve this warming...

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