Ask the Health Expert: Genetically Modified Organisms
Aug31

Ask the Health Expert: Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms are those whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a lab through genetic engineering, thus creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature. One of the main concerns is how genetically modified foods may affect human health.

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Ask the Beauty Expert: Q&A
Aug31

Ask the Beauty Expert: Q&A

5 Questions for Sue Wagner, our ‘Ask the Beauty Expert” consultant.

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Why You Should Be Considering Medical Grade Skincare Products
Aug31

Why You Should Be Considering Medical Grade Skincare Products

As explained to me by Laurie Hannah, medical esthetician professional at A Wrinkle In Time in Orangeville, over the counter skincare products likely aren’t doing much for you, and what they are doing is really only at surface level, meaning that it’s doing more to mask the problem then fixing it.

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Loving Your Reflection: Confidence, and Mental Health
Jun04

Loving Your Reflection: Confidence, and Mental Health

While we have made some great strides in mental health awareness over the last few years, we still have a long way to go as a society before we get to where we need to be. For many people, mental health is a taboo topic, something that can’t be properly spoken about as there is a lot of shame involved with it. There is often an unnecessary stigma keeping people silent, leaving them feeling as if there is something wrong with them and...

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ASK the BEAUTY EXPERT
Jun04

ASK the BEAUTY EXPERT

Beauty advice in the time of an ongoing pandemic, is all DO IT YOURSELF PROJECTS. Our personal care services may be closed but fortunately our essential workers are still taking care of us so we can get the products and ingredients we need. These essential workers are taking products off shelves, boxing them up and delivering them to us. They are going to work in stores hoping that the public are wearing masks properly and decreasing...

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ASK the HEALTH EXPERT: The Wonders of Water
Jun04

ASK the HEALTH EXPERT: The Wonders of Water

Amongst the many avenues of research into the inner workings of our bodies and the wonders of creation I came across a most inspired approach to our biological complexities, namely, the wonders of water. Dr Gerald H. Pollack is an international leader in the field of muscle contraction and is presently Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington and he has had a long and distinguished career. His research has led him...

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Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness – Simple Reminders
Feb26

Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness – Simple Reminders

Welcome back to one of my favourite places, The Reading Room, and with one of my favourite people, Hazel McGuiness. In the last session, Hazel and I talked about kindness and how very important it is; not just while we make our way through this pandemic, but something that ought to be shown at all times. A gift that’s relatively easy to aspire to, yet sometimes very difficult to adhere to. In this session, Hazel speaks to us about a...

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Full Body Wellness, Inside and Out: IV Vitamin Infusions
Feb26

Full Body Wellness, Inside and Out: IV Vitamin Infusions

It’s undeniable, 2020 was a long year filled with a series of ups and downs, highs and lows, for all of us. With all of the uncertainty that this past year has brought – and the questions that the upcoming year still needs to answer – it is no surprise that, for many of us, our stress levels have been higher than ever. When there is so much on our plate to take care of, most of us don’t have time to make our health be one of our main...

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Ask the Beauty Expert: Skincare Trends 2021
Feb26

Ask the Beauty Expert: Skincare Trends 2021

After 2020, a train wreck of a year, we began to adapt to being our own hair stylist and aesthetician. We were hopeful that 2021 would have us back in the salon, spa & cosmetic clinics but we found that we still needed to continue to rely on our own resourcefulness. Professional treatments grinding to a halt in 2020 strongly influenced 2021 skin care trends. We see a return to the basics with an emphasis on prevention, skin repair...

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Ask the Health Expert: Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin
Feb26

Ask the Health Expert: Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D, despite its name, is not technically a vitamin. By definition a vitamin is an organic compound that must be obtained from dietary sources as they are not produced by the body. Vitamin D is not one chemical but many. It is naturally produced by the skin from a form of cholesterol in the presence of sunlight, specifically the ultraviolet B energy (UBV) into vitamin D3. Most dietary supplements of vitamin D are manufactured by...

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Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness: Kindness.
Nov30

Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness: Kindness.

Oh this feels nice. It’s quiet, warm, bright, and peaceful. I am back in The Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness, and over the course of just a few short minutes, all of the noise going on in the world has stopped, as I am grounded and ready to learn. “Wow” she says. “We’ve had quite a go of it this year haven’t we?” While the entire world has had a difficult time, both Hazel and I have, like many, suffered some manner of tremendous...

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ASK THE HEALTH EXPERT: The Greatest Pandemic of All: Mental Health
Nov30

ASK THE HEALTH EXPERT: The Greatest Pandemic of All: Mental Health

Charles Darwin, in his book “Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals”, explains how people everywhere have common emotional expressions some of which are shared with animals. A wolf baring its fangs uses the same musculature as humans do when angry or threatened. This same physiology of emotions has been preserved and used again and again over evolutionary eons and across species. The universality of this phenomenon led Darwin to...

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ASK THE BEAUTY EXPERT – Investing in skin health and beauty options.
Nov30

ASK THE BEAUTY EXPERT – Investing in skin health and beauty options.

Invest in your skin. Does that sound weird? I bet you have a shelf full of products that you thought were a good investment. The miracle wrinkle cream. The magic wand over acne. The foundation that says it will erase years away. Did they live up to the hype? Most of the time they do not or maybe they do, for a little while, and then they do not seem to do what they promised. Just as “one size fits all” is a lie (and boy is THAT a...

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ASK THE BEAUTY EXPERT: Beauty and the Mask
Aug30

ASK THE BEAUTY EXPERT: Beauty and the Mask

We are living the new normal with masks and social distancing AND we know that those tactics are working to keep the virus at bay. As annoying as masks may be, it is far better to wear them and help protect others while we enjoy some social time. Thank you to all essential and frontline workers who continue to help keep our lives as “normal” as possible and keep our loved ones safe and cared for now and especially during the lockdown....

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ASK THE HEALTH EXPERT: Covid-19
Aug30

ASK THE HEALTH EXPERT: Covid-19

Where to begin? First let us clarify! The virus itself is known as SARS-CoV-2. The disease that may result in having symptoms related to this virus is known as Covid19. SARS- CoV-2 is part of a large family of corona viruses that cause mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illnesses. For Covid19 the data to date shows that eighty percent of infections are mild, fifteen percent can be severe infections and five percent are critical....

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