Category Archives for Healthy Aging

Prevent Cancer: Maintain Microbiome Health

All the good bacteria in and on your body constitute what is known as your microbiome. Your microbiome is made up of bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea, and protozoa. There are 10 times as many of them

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Prevent cancer: Reduce your sugar intake!

Because cancer has become so prevalent in our society, cancer prevention is an important topic for healthy aging. This blog post is the third in a series on cancer prevention. Besides reducing your exposure

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Prevent Cancer: Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins

According to Health Canada, one in two Canadians will get cancer in their lifetimes, and one in four Canadians will die of cancer. In other words, half of the people who get cancer in Canada will die of

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Preventing Cancer

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, about half of Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes and a quarter of Canadians will die of cancer. Cancer mainly affects Canadians over the age of 50,

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Healthy Aging and Stress

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about exercise and healthy eating as important aspects of healthy aging. Another very important aspect is reducing stress. Stress Affects Your Body, Mind, and Behaviour Stress

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Healthy Aging

I work with seniors, which is a blessing that has given me a privileged perspective on understanding healthy aging. I see many seniors who are struggling with various health issues, mainly heart disease,

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Benefits of exercise

Even though you have probably heard many times that exercise is good for you and that you should do it, it can sometimes be challenging to find time for exercise on a daily basis. Here are six reasons

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Tips for Dealing with Insomnia

As a busy person, you likely have lots on your mind. Demands on your time can be excessive, and sometimes worries about various matters can get overwhelming. All these things can interfere with getting

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Insomnia: Do you have it?

After reading my last blog post on myths and misconceptions about insomnia, you may be questioning whether or not you have insomnia. At the end of this blog post, hopefully you will have a clearer idea

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Insomnia: Myths and Misconceptions

This blog post is the next installment in a series of posts on insomnia. The topic of today’s blog post is common misconceptions many of us have about sleep and insomnia. Myth No. 1 The most common

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