March 9, 2018

When consumed in small amounts, salt – or table salt – is good for us. It’s an essential nutrient to help our bodies function properly by working to regulate water balance in cells, helping maintain blood volume, and aiding in nerve function. Plus it makes food taste good. But too much salt can...

How to survive a bad flu season
February 16, 2018

Have you had the flu this winter? If not, you probably know someone who has. North America has been hit hard by the flu this winter and there’s no sign yet that the infection rate is going down.

As of February 5, 2018, data from Health Canada states that over 3,000 hospitalizations, 285...

Bell Let's Talk
January 29, 2018

Mental health is a level of psychological wellbeing, and can affect us all in one way or another.  In fact, one in five Canadians will experience some sort of mental health issue in their lifetime, meaning either you or someone you know will likely be affected at some point. Sadly though, there...

January 4, 2018

This is the time of year when many people think they’d like to drop a few pounds – particularly after all the holiday excess. However, in their quest for a quick result, a large number of people turn to so-called “detox” diets.

Detox, as it relates to dieting, means the removal of toxic...

December 8, 2017

For many of us, the holiday season is a time of joy and happiness, but for others it can be a stressful and challenging time of year.

It’s not uncommon to experience the “holiday blues” fueled by financial stresses, family conflict or tension, the myth of the perfect holiday, and...