Emerging science shows that gluten may be much more damaging than once thought. What was once believed to only affect those with a diagnosis Celiac disease (a debilitating illness resulting from an extreme gluten response) is now being correlated as an inflammatory trigger in almost one in four people today.
If you're comfortable in the kitchen and reach for your spice rack often then you're on the right track. If the opposite is true, and you steer clear of any meal containing spice, you should still take advantage of curcumin (the substance that gives turmeric it's bright yellow colour) because it can dramatically improve your health.
I was born small, grew up a size 0, and am still a size 0 today. I have friends that are slender, and I have friends that are curvy. I have friends who you would consider to be overweight. The truth of the situation is that every single one of them is in better health than I am.
Listen. I hear you. You're a few pounds heavier than you like. I completely understand how you feel. Isn't it amazing we can see the beauty in our best friends, sisters, mothers, and aunts without the slightest thought to their flaws... but can obsess for hours on our own imperfections?
Amidst the photos of a mother and son napping on the couch and new parents cuddling their newborn is the real story of a woman desperately lost, struggling miserably and failing constantly.
Ed's daughter, Cheri, was a typical pre-teen in a supportive Christian home. But everything changed in the ninth grade. She got a boyfriend and ran away with him. The boyfriend, it turned out, was a newly-minted trafficker and he reported to a higher-up pimp in Montreal. The pimp's sister, also a working girl, taught Cheri the ropes. "He took her to Edmonton, and turned her out on the streets." The pimp moved her to Victoria along with a couple of other girls, and Cheri's phone calls stopped. A few weeks later, the police arrived at their door.
Thanks to Caroline Berg Eriksen's post-pregnancy selfie that she took just four days after giving birth to her daughter we have been pulled back into the "what should women's bodies look like?" debate. Let's stop paying so much attention to the bodies that we can't relate to and start embracing, celebrating and taking care of the ones we do.
To many people with depression, Sadness is a physical place, and I'm someone who lived there for many years and was able to make the journey back. That's why reading this book, by Anne Theriault of The Belle Jar Blog, resonates with me so much. Everyone's experience is different, but the depths of depression are pretty much the same no matter how you get there.
This test is pass-fail, but even a passing grade will feel as though you've failed. You will have 18.3 minutes to complete this exam, which is the average length of time spent in a pediatric waiting room.
There is a little book in stores this holiday season called ish. And this little picture book written by Peter H. Reynold has...
Furniture trends lately have been moving with the housing market: as spaces get smaller and everyone has less room to work with, more and more boutiques have been stocking "condo-sized" pieces which try to fit all the benefits of a big ticket item in a petite package. Here are my favourite ideas:
Canada is blessed with some of the last vestiges of pristine nature on Earth -- unbroken forests, coastlines and prairies, thousands of rivers, streams and lakes, open skies, abundant fresh air.
We are also defined by our Constitution. Our Constitution's Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives us freedom of expression, equal protection from discrimination and the right to life, liberty and security of the person. But it doesn't mention the environment. How can we fully enjoy our freedoms without the right to live in a healthy environment?
Yes, that's right, I made a hybrid apple crumble-pie. I make no claim to inventing the idea. I'm certain some woman in small-town USA deserves that praise. However, I think I've perfected the art form. Here's what you need to know about my easy-as-pie crumble-pie recipe.
I am not going to lie -- these offerings of my time, presence, and patience often require deep breaths from me, a Reformed Rusher. But with every triumph over my former rushing ways, I heal a little more.
It's that time of year again...winter is coming! With the first dusting of snow falling on my house, I am reminded that snow, ice and slippery conditions can pose high risks for older adults and those who depend on mobility devices to get around. Prepare your home for winter with these tips.
The gum grafting was going to be done to just two of my lower teeth -- the ones that needed the most attention. I was injected with a local anesthetic that would block out the sensation of flesh being liberated from the roof of my mouth and then stitched on top of my lower gum line. After a few scrapes I was quite sure that I was feeling the scraping much more than I should be...
Step out on a limb; take the chance. If the branch begins to break rest in the knowledge that you've been this way before. You've felt the ground shift beneath you, done without yet you're still standing. Whatever holds you back in thought with the lie of failure or the reminder of who you're not (yet) is ever present whether you move forward or not.
Work with a personal trainer, tell them what you want to accomplish, then make the time meaningful and fun. Doing this will mean you will probably have the joy of making a different New Year Resolution next year. For this upcoming year, and starting right now, do the following.
Well that time of year has rolled around again: office party time. I have been to many work parties in my day and have been witness to uncanny acts of drunkenness and debauchery. I have seen the office party make and break many careers. Here are my top five dos and don'ts for your holiday office party.