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Environmental Pollution in the Home: Everyday Things May be Harming Your Health

Environmental Pollution in the Home: Everyday Things May be Harming Your Health
June 04, 2019 02:07 PM

Is your home affecting your health? If you avoid obvious pollutants like cigarette smoke, you may be pretty certain your home is not toxic. And if you clean regularly, you might even be slightly offended by the suggestion! However, indoor pollutants are much more common than many people realize. The sources of many pollutants are everyday objects and products we don’t consider harmful. The media devotes a lot of attention to outdoor pollution (and it’s a valid health concern). However, ind...Read more

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Children’s Corner - Immune System
December 21, 2016 12:19 PM

Is your child getting sick a lot? Perhaps they are bringing home viruses from school. Or maybe your baby has a rash or eczema. Here are three supplements every child should be taking:   Fish Oil Fish oil contains omega 3 fatty acids which are very anti-inflammatory. Fish oil is excellent for the brain development of your child as well as for that dry skin that tends to happen over the winter months.   Vitamin D In North America, most of us are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D acts like...Read more

Beyond the flu shot

Beyond the flu shot
August 29, 2016 12:51 AM

Whether you got the flu shot or not, your chances of getting sick are about the same. In fact, a new report from researchers of the University of Minnesota suggests that the flu vaccine is not as effective as public health messaging suggests. It is estimated that the flu shot has only a 59 per cent efficacy in the United States. This is much lower than the original 70 to 90 per cent estimated. Furthermore, the B.C. government is temporarily no longer forcing thousands of provincial health wor...Read more

Warming Socks to reduce a fever

Warming Socks to reduce a fever
August 29, 2016 12:50 AM

Warming or Magic Socks is a technique that helps you reduce a fever naturally. How it works is that as your body warms the socks it draws the heat from the head to your feet, reducing your temperature and helps you break a fever faster. It’s a form of hydrotherapy.   What you’ll need: basin with warm water and a towel cotton socks woollen socks Directions: Before bed, place your feet in the basin with warm water. Just let your feet soak and heat up. Dry off your feet with a tow...Read more