MARIE'S STORY; OVERCOMING LYME DISEASE

MARIE'S STORY; OVERCOMING LYME DISEASE Marie had just spent a relaxing three weeks at her family’s cottage in Harrison Hot Springs, BC, so she didn’t understand why just a few days after returning home she felt so drained. She thought she caught the flu from a co-worker because she felt a bit headache-y and...

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HEALTHY CAMPING MEALS

 HEALTHY CAMPING MEALS Just because you’re camping, and need to prepare simple meals over the fire in a flash, it doesn’t mean healthy eating habits should get left behind at home. The following easily transported meals will be tasty enough to tempt all of your companions — whether you're tenting...

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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR BUG BITES

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR BUG BITES  When insects bite, it’s a saliva they release that causes inflammation, blisters and irritation.  Insect bite symptoms vary depending on sensitivity. To the same type of bite, you might have a small, slightly itchy bump that clears in a few days while somebody else will...

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CAMPING CHECKLIST: BUG PREVENTION

You’ve packed your sleeping bag, sunscreen, Coleman stove and shorts. You’ve got your food fixings, first aid kit and PF sun protection; but what about protection from insect bites? We often use the “shotgun to kill a mouse” approach when it comes to preventing bug bites during summer. Powerfully strong chemicals...

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WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE TO EXERCISE?

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE TO EXERCISE? 5 Ways to Overcome Personal Barriers to Fitness Do you find it hard to get into the mood to exercise? Do you ever sabotage your efforts to get in shape by cheating on a diet or stopping exercise when you’ve been doing well? Do...

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Janie's Story - Oh My Sore Eyes!

Janie's Story - Oh My Sore Eyes Janie, 56, is a professional writer, and so works long hours at her computer. About two years ago, she started getting headaches that would persist at her forehead, along her eyebrows and at her temples. She began noticing that her eyes were often...

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2 Smoothie Recipes for Healthy Eyes

2 Smoothie Recipes for Healthy Eyes You may find that checking your refrigerator is just as important as getting an eye check-up to ensure healthy eyes. Make yourself a super smoothie that’s colourful to look at and rejuvenates eyes, which suits your peepers perfectly!Fresh foods rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C...

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Enter to Win!

Look to see if your favourite health store is running an Enerex contest! These are running through the month of June: Alberta: Optimum Health, 3 locations in Edmonton - His & Hers bikes, and Picnic Cooler bag - Now Closed - Winner drawn 11810 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, 7115 109 St...

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Healthy Chocolate

Healthy Chocolate   We all know that dark chocolate has healthful antioxidants. But what type of dark chocolate is best? Raw cacao (notice the spelling change) is the purest form of chocolate because it is much less processed than the cocoa used in most chocolate. Cacao is higher in antioxidants...

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