Archive | April, 2015

CAN CANCER BE PREVENTED?

In Canada, April is Daffodil Month with a focus on raising awareness about cancer.  Considering that cancer is responsible for about 30% of all deaths, even ahead of heart disease at 20%, it’s difficult not to already be aware of this awful disease1.  We’ve all been affected, either directly or by knowing someone who is […]

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SUPER CLEAN: IS IT MAKING YOUR CHILDREN SICK?

A study was published recently in Occupational & Environmental Medicine which looked at the effects of exposure to bleach in the home among children in Finland, Spain and the Netherlands. Bleach, of course, is a widely used cleaning agent. We’ve all seen the ads for household products containing bleach “killing 99.9% of germs”. Previous studies […]

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OSTEOPOROSIS: ARE CALCIUM & VITAMIN D ENOUGH?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that results in loss of bone density and therefore, bone strength. (Osteoporosis is not to be confused with osteoarthritis which is a condition that affects the joints in the body.) Osteoporosis can cause the bones to become weak and fragile, leading to fractures most commonly in the spine, hip, wrist […]

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