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Instruments Beyond Borders

Instruments Beyond Borders

May 1, 2015

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason Warning! This story may be addictive and you’ll be hooked into wanting much more. Symptoms include clapping, shouting, dancing and jumping for joy. Frantically searching for unused musical instruments in dark corners. Craving and purchasing a ticket to one of the most satisfying evenings of your life. Feeling as turned on as when...

Optimizing fertility

Optimizing fertility

May 1, 2015

Two alternative perspectives The benefits of yoga by Christina Niven • When dealing with infertility, yoga can be an effective approach in regaining balance and cultivating a positive and replenished state of being while undergoing the trials and tribulations of various fertility treatments. Yoga can be especially helpful because it provides a way to mitigate...

Inflammation and serrapeptase

Inflammation and serrapeptase

May 1, 2015

by Dr. Zoltan P. Rona Inflammation is the number one reason an individual consults any healthcare practitioner. Arthritis, gastritis, colitis, dermatitis, nephritis, neuritis and cystitis are just some of the common inflammatory conditions that bring people to their doctors every day. If the doctor’s diagnosis ends in the four letters, “itis,”...

Alleviating pain with reflexology

Alleviating pain with reflexology

May 1, 2015

by Christopher Shirley • Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in North America and a major symptom in many medical conditions. As uncomfortable and inconvenient as pain is, it does serve as the body’s warning that something is wrong. No doubt, you have experienced how natural it is to protect the part of your body that is...

Overprescribing common among elderly

Overprescribing common among elderly

May 1, 2015

Some healthcare professionals see this as a serious problem DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • If you plan on getting old, or are looking after someone who is old, you need to be ready for one stark reality of medical care in the elderly: it involves a lot of drugs. Anyone who looks after senior citizens says the same thing: any new ache, pain or concern often...

Safe food advocates organize

Safe food advocates organize

May 1, 2015

• Renowned Health Canada whistleblower and food safety crusader Dr. Shiv Chopra will headline the launch of The Canadian Council on Food Sovereignty and Health on May 24 in Windsor, Ontario. Chopra’s fiery speeches last winter called citizens to action to take back a corrupted food supply, inspiring a group of Windsor food activists to...

Playground politics in the workplace

Playground politics in the workplace

May 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Every situation – even a disaster – is an opportunity to be your best. – Rosalene Glickman, PhD How often do you hear yourself or others grumbling about the workplace? Indeed, it is very common. Ideally, the workplace should be a more mature environment than the schoolyard, but if we really...

Food for environmentalists

Food for environmentalists

May 1, 2015

Nutrispeak by Vesanto Melina Do you champion wise usage of water resources, clean oceans and a reduction in greenhouse gases? A newly released book by a BC author demonstrates exactly how your dietary choices can support your values. In The Restore-Our-Planet Diet: Food Choices, Our Environment, and Our Health (www.restoreourplanetdiet.com), Dr....

GMO Bites

GMO Bites

May 1, 2015

“Adopt-a-Retailer” targets GM apples by Lucy Sharratt • With our government’s approval of the genetically modified (GM) “non-browning” apple in March, and with no labelling of GM foods, it’s time to take action to guarantee a non-GM choice for fruits and vegetables in our communities. It’s easier than you might think....

The micro and macro of nutrients

The micro and macro of nutrients

Apr 1, 2015

by Nancy Lin DeGregori   • There are two types of nutrients we need for our survival: micronutrients and macronutrients. This division is based on the quantity of a nutrient the body needs. We need micronutrients in small amounts and macronutrients in large amounts. Claimed by macrobiotic enthusiasts, a careful balance of micronutrients and...