What’s Really in Your fast Food?

Did you  know that the average American spends an estimated $1,200 on fast food each year. Children consume an estimated 12 percent of their calories from fast food. 20 percent of all American meals are eaten in the car?  Were you also aware that in 2015 trans fats, which is found in most commercial baked

Childhood Immunity: Time We Take Off the Gloves and Get Dirty Again

Cleanliness might be next to godliness, as the saying goes, but is it also a factor in increased childhood illness? Several studies have postulated that by taking extreme measures to protect ourselves from germs, we may actually be more vulnerable to them. One condition that has been on the rise is allergies. One study found

May Marks National Stroke Awareness Month: Recognize the Symptoms

In May alone, some 65,000 Americans will experience a stroke with many unaware that they were even at risk. Less than a third will arrive in the emergency room within three hours, the optimal time period for better outcomes. May marks National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year the National Stroke Association is turning the

Canada: June 2 is National Health and Fitness Day

Saturday, June 2 is National Health and Fitness Day, an initiative to make Canada the fittest nation on Earth. To celebrate, Life Choice Limited of Cochrane, AB encourages all Canadians to get involved and to participate at one of their local community fitness and recreation centers or private fitness clubs. For those who enjoy a

Women at greater risk from dementia than men

The following is an excerpt taken from an article that first appeared in the Telegraph on  July 21, 2015.  The article  focused on dementia as it related to gender differences.  This post is the 3rd in a 3 part Dementia series provided by Life Choice Ltd of Cochrane, AB. Women may be at greater risk

Normal Aging vs. Dementia

The following is an excerpt taken from an article that first appeared on the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s Website.  The article  focused on the differences [traits & behaviors] between normal aging and dementia. This post is the 2nd in a 3 part Dementia series provided by Life Choice Ltd of Cochrane, AB. Alzheimer’s disease and

What do we know about heavy metal toxicity?

Dmitri Mendeleev is often cited as being the ‘father’ of the periodic table.Do you remember the days in science class when you studied the elements? Back then you probably weren’t worried about the presence of heavy metals and metalloids in your body. There was a time when mercury was considered a cure, well, until it

Natural Health: How We Got Here, Where We’re Going

In the 1980’s, the natural health industry was still an anomaly. The best-selling loaf of bread was Wonder Bread (though the “wonder” was more wondering how those ingredients could make bread). Lean Cuisine dinners and Sugar Free Jell-O were considered healthy options.   In the 1800’s, the idea of using chemicals in farming was proposed