Summer weather is hot. Heat warms the body. The body needs to cool down somehow. So, we sweat! In fact, sweating is a very strictly regulated process that the body performs whenever its temperature deviates from its normal set point. When the body gets too warm, whether this is due to some internal change like … Continue reading Sweat it out!
Do vitamin supplements just produce “expensive urine”? Some variation of this question comes up every now and then. What people usually mean by this question is that taking vitamin supplements may not be effective, that the contents of the supplement may just be eliminated by the body, either in the urine or fecal excretions, without … Continue reading Vitamin Supplements and “Expensive Urine”
I often get asked about juicing, or drinking juices in general. Is it a good idea? I would generally caution people against drinking too much fruit juice because of the sugar content. Think of it this way, it takes about 4 oranges to make a cup of orange juice. Let’s say you have 2-3 cups … Continue reading Juicing: Squeezing in those nutrients!
So happy it’s summer! Along with summer come changes in our appetites, our diets and in the way we prepare our food. Here are a few tips on healthy summer eating: People’s appetites often shift from craving heavy, filling foods, to a preference for lighter fare in the warmer months. Don’t resist this shift! Take … Continue reading Summer Eating
With temperatures, humidex and UV index off the charts, it is our patriotic duty as Canadians to complain about the weather, it’s what we do! But, good-natured grumbling aside, there are some serious potential consequences of the intense weather. Here, lets explore one such hazard of summer weather: SUNBURNS! We know that direct sun … Continue reading Preventing & Treating Sunburn
Summer is here and the insects are out in full force! Those bites can be a real nuisance and, with increased warnings this year about the risk of tick bites, it’s more important than ever to protect ourselves. Of course, one way to prevent insect bites is to avoid areas where they tend to gather, … Continue reading Dealing with pests, naturally!