Maintaining the Quality of Our Precious Water
Sep04

Maintaining the Quality of Our Precious Water

As Canadians, some of us might not take our water resources as seriously as we should. After all, water seems to be everywhere in the great white north, (there are over 250,000 lakes in Ontario, alone). We have learned, however, that accessible water fit for consumption is a precious commodity and maintaining proper residential and commercial water quality as our population grows is critical. Fortunately, water quality technology is...

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ASK THE EXPERT: Health
Sep04

ASK THE EXPERT: Health

Nattokinase Nattokinase is an enzyme extracted and purified from a Japanese food called Natto. It is made by fermentation, using the bacteria Bacillus natto which is added to boiled soybeans. The bacteria produce the enzyme nattokinase to digest the substrate (soybeans), which is specific to this bacterial species. Cultures of Bacillus subtilis (the Japanese name for natto) were popular long before the introduction of antibiotics and...

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ASK THE EXPERT: Beauty
Sep04

ASK THE EXPERT: Beauty

Get Your Beauty On! Let’s have a conversation about beauty. I am happy for the opportunity to give my opinion on this subjective topic and for those who know me, you know that I do love to give my opinion (I am grinning while writing this). The reality is that I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t have a personal and professional view on what beauty is. After all, I am in the industry of making clients feel beautiful. Here is what I...

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Keeping Your Feet Healthy: Orthotics and Laser Therapy
Jun04

Keeping Your Feet Healthy: Orthotics and Laser Therapy

When it comes to our society’s overall state of health, the focus will invariably be on our aging population and the inevitable ailments that come with getting older. Therefore, problems with the function of our feet may automatically be attributed to the fact that more of us are hobbling into the twilight of our lives. Yet, it’s not that simple. It can be easily argued that feet take the biggest pounding of any of our appendages and...

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ASK THE HEALTH EXPERT: Reversing Aging-Understanding Your Microbiome
Jun03

ASK THE HEALTH EXPERT: Reversing Aging-Understanding Your Microbiome

I recently visited The Total Health Show in Toronto and had the great fortune to attend a lecture given by Dr. Stephen R. Gundry. He is an eminent heart surgeon as well as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the human microbiome, the gut reaction to the foods we eat and the products we use. The information in that lecture has led me to write this article, as it is essential to longevity and health.  I shall try to explain...

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