Summer time and BBQs just naturally go together. However, did you know that barbecuing can be extremely unsafe? Research has revealed the dangers of barbecuing ranging from the carcinogens that are created from charring when meat is cooked at high temperatures (HCAs – heterocylic amines), to the toxins in the smoke created from burning fat drippings that have fallen through the grill (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – PAH’s) to broken wire bristles from the grill cleaning brush getting into the barbecued food. And don’t forget about food poisoning related to improper food handling. As if that isn’t bad enough, in 2014, 16,600 people in the US ended up in the emergency room because of injuries involving grills.1 According to the US National Fire Protection Association, July is the peak month for grill fires. In the UK, one in 30 backyard BBQ fires are caused by grillers who are drunk.2 The good news is that there are ways to enjoy your favourite barbecued foods and protect your health and home. Let’s take a look. (more…)
It seems like every media report these days is focused on the gloom and doom of the world economy. (Interestingly, I wrote this article a day before the Brexit vote results came in.) Markets are up one day and then down the next. Low interest rates are great if you want to purchase a new home but lousy if you’re trying to grow your retirement nest egg. It’s easy to blame the government, the banks, large corporations and even OPEC for our money woes. As much as we all like to play the blame game, when it comes right down to it, we are often our own worst enemies when it comes to money. Yes, that’s right. In this article I’m going to share how your money blueprint, which for most people is ingrained in the subconscious mind in childhood, is affecting your spending and saving habits. I’m also going to look at how your nutrition and health lifestyle choices may be making you poor. Believe it or not, it’s not about the money, it’s about you! (more…)
We’ve all had times when someone has said something to us or we have encountered a situation where we felt frustrated and discouraged. This happened to me recently and in the video below I share my experience as well as what I did about it! I hope this helps you, too!
What prompted me to focus on nature this month is that I have been spending way too much time indoors, especially over the winter. Between working at the clinic and then spending computer time writing, doing social media, preparing for speaking engagements and even going to movies with friends, I have definitely been spending a disproportionate amount of time inside. Even though I love spending time in nature, I still don’t get outside enough! And, I know I’m not alone in this. Research shows that between being in buildings and vehicles, people spend about 93% of their time indoors! So, I decided to start a 365 Day #HiMotherNatureI’mBack Challenge! Join us on Facebook and Twitter and share what outdoor nature activities you’ve been doing. Check out the video to see what amazing health benefits await you, your family and friends. (more…)
Have you ever been working out at the gym and you notice two people each using a treadmill? They’re both running at a moderate pace, earbuds in place listening to, presumably, their favourite tunes. From the outside looking in, they both look almost identical. However, do you ever wonder what’s going on in their minds while they work out? One person may be totally focused on losing weight so that they look good for their job in sales or maybe they’re worried that if they let a few pounds creep on their spouse won’t find them attractive anymore. The other person may be feeling grateful and pleased that they are staying committed to their health and happiness goals, of which working out regularly is a key part. While they look similar on the outside, what’s going on inside may be totally different. The first person is clearly driven while the second person is inspired. What difference does that make, you ask? It makes all the difference in the world! In this article I’m going to further outline the difference between being driven versus being inspired and I will help you to identify this within yourself. I will also go over the bodymind health risks of always being driven and the health benefits of coming from a place of inspiration. Finally, I will show you the action steps to take so that you can consciously create an inspired life. (more…)
April is cancer awareness month. I don’t know about you, but in the past year alone I’ve had too many friends and family members either be diagnosed with cancer or pass on from it. In my practice, patients, too. Usually I like to focus on cancer prevention but recently I came across an article about research that a music professor and some scientists have been doing using specific vibrational frequencies to kill cancer cells and it intrigued me. In fact, it prompted me to look into it further and you may be quite surprised to find what I uncovered in my research. (more…)
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you are probably excited that Spring is here! Plants are growing, the leaves are getting ready to come out and baby animals are being born. I have to confess that Spring is my favorite time of year (sorry to all of you who experience seasonal allergies!). While Spring is often a time of renewal and we look forward to the warmer weather and spending more time outdoors, it is also a good time to look back! Look back? Yes, remember those New Year’s Resolutions that you wrote down a few months ago? Are they still attached to your fridge or vision board? Or, did they end up tucked away somewhere, buried on your computer or tossed into the recycling bin? Research shows that only about eight percent of people actually follow through in achieving their New Year’s Resolutions. So what does the eight percent know that the other 92 percent doesn’t? Read more to find out. (more…)