September is Suicide Awareness month. The World Health Organization estimates that 800,000 people a year take their own lives.
Within this statistic is an increasing trend of suicide among our youth. Why is it that suicide is now the second leading cause of death among our 10 to 24-year-old population? And why is Canada rated third highest among the industrialized nations, for youth suicide?read more
It’s hot weather days! An ice cream cone sounds like just the thing right about now, doesn’t it? What if you were to run to the store and get the best bargain bucket of ice cream to indulge in and help you beat this heat? Quite possibly, in addition to milk or cream and sugar, here is what you might find in your commercial ice cream product: calcium sulfate, polysorbate 80, magnesium hydroxide, xanthan gum, corn syrup solids, potassium sorbate, mono-and diglycerides, guar gum, sodium phosphate, carrageenan, and artificial flavors. These extra ingredients are added for shelf life, consistency, looks, etc., but unfortunately, they have no nutritional value, are a burden to your digestive system, and some may even be toxic.read more
Did you watch some of the Olympics this past month? Weren’t you inspired by the incredible feats of courage and nearly impossible skills the athletes demonstrated? What most impressed me were the stories of those athletes who suffered severe injuries within the past year, yet with determination and very intentional work, they healed themselves in time to make it to the Games in strong enough shape to vie for and even win the gold.read more
Fall is an ideal time to assist our bodies in cleanup and recovery from a summer of processed snacks and treats such as ice cream, hotdogs, soft drinks and alcohol. This year especially, we have the added burden of inhaled pollutants from forest fire smoke to be concerned about. Many people still have coughs and congestion, itchy eyes and other allergy type symptoms, unusual tiredness, brain fog, crankiness, stiff joints and an overall feeling of unwellness. These are all classic symptoms of toxicity.read more
When scientists first discovered microbes as a factor in disease, the initial reaction was fear. For the next 100 years or so, the prevailing notion was that the only good bacteria are dead bacteria. We tried to kill all bacteria, using antibiotics in medicine, dentistry, and in our food supply (meat, fish, eggs, and dairy) and even in our cleansers, cosmetics, and toothpastes.read more
Do you identify yourself as and by your body?
Close your eyes for a moment and sense the outside edges of your body. Now close your eyes again and sense the outside edges of YOU, the Being, not the body. Are you inside your body or is your body inside of you? The truth is, you are an infinite being, and you have a body. A truly miraculous body.read more