Health, Wealth and Wisdom

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Staying Healthy Through the Winter

Written By Sarah Milano With the cold weather, comes the bugs. No, I’m not talking about the bugs we see crawling around during the comfortable, warm months but rather the bugs that you can’t see when winter rolls in this month. Viruses and bacteria have a way of overpowering your immune system during the colder months and leaving you feeling…

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How to Sleep Healthily in 3 Insanely Easy Steps

Written by Mituri Pradip Sharma It’s something most of us state we’re not getting enough of even though we all know how important it is for our health and general wellbeing. Elusive sleep is like a tiresome, relentless flirt for many of us, no matter how hard we chase her, we just simply can’t grasp her for long enough. The…

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Cooking a Healthier Easter Dinner

Written by Sarah Milano With Easter just around the corner, you are probably already planning your big Easter feast. Heaps of mashed potatoes covered with gravy, soft biscuits and a juicy ham may be the typical Easter dinner; however, it doesn’t have to be your only option. This Easter holiday, why not try something new by making it healthier? 1.        …

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So, what are flat feet?

Written by osteopaths Claire Richardson, Chris Reeves and Clare Craig A range of problems may interfere with the normal development of a child. Childhood accidents and falls, or simply the young body’s rapid growth can create or contribute to problems associated with bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Other issues faced by children include posture problems, inflammatory conditions and sporting…

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Children with Autism and Food Aversions

Written by Sarah Milano Feeding issues can be a problem for parents of all children, but trends show that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can experi­ence even more eating problems and disorders. Although few reliable stud­ies show an absolute cause-and-effect link between the autism spectrum and eating disorders, the noticeable trends indicate definite relationships between what seem at first…

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The Smarter Food Choice

Written By Jonathan Blackstock While studies do not show that food additives can actually cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they do show correlations between additives and hy­peractive behavior. In fact, both the British and American governments restrict the usage of many food coloring additives, and the latter government has even mandat­ed that Yellow No. 5 coloring be labelled so…

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How to Move More in Everyday life

Written by Bill Adamson, Claire Richardson, Chris Reeves and Jason Stone Before the wheel, before we controlled fire, before we had opposable thumbs and certainly before any game of thrones addictions all early humans had was movement. They foraged, they hunted, the sat on the ground on hard surfaces, they ran from predators. They moved. Movement increases blood flow to…

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Can Children Play Too Much?

Written by Sarah Milano According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children from the ages of five to seventeen should engage in sixty minutes of physical activity every day. Not only should they be active, but according to the WHO’s guidelines in “Physical Activity and Young People,” these children should engage in “moderate” and “vigorous” activities[1].  Physical activities should actually…

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Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Written by Tommy Fisher Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you have grown in an environment of junk foods, crash diets, and no exercise. It can be both intimidating and discouraging, so much that you stop in the middle of it and go back to your old ways, or you do not even try in the first…

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No offence doctor but I hate coming here!

Written by Dr Jeffrey M Kestenberg MDSc LDS FRACDS , Dentist (Some readers may find this article confronting) How many times have I heard these words? Several times a week I meet patients with obvious dental anxiety. Most people have some degree of apprehension about visiting the dentist or the doctor but extreme dental fear affects approximately one in six…

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Yoga and Psychology – Exploring the Koshas

Written by Casey Castro Kosha means “sheath” in Sanskrit. In yoga, the term is used to describe metaphorical layers within the human body. This meaning comes from the ancient Hindu texts called the Upanishads. When there is optimal health and well-being the layers are seamlessly blended and cannot be clearly defined. However, when these are out of balance we experience…

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Exploring the Misunderstood World of Mental Health

Written by Sally McGrath Never before has mental health been such an important and relevant subject and condition that requires support and attention. Once the hidden away, socially ignored, “crazy, so stay away mindset” and now the subject of mental health is well and truly open for discussion on social media platforms, homes, therapist practices, offices and video conferencing channels.…

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