Maintaining Your Water Quality
Aug30

Maintaining Your Water Quality

Without a doubt, 2020 will be remembered as the alarming year in history where the world’s governments and medical scientists grappled with the fluctuating Covid-19 pandemic. We have been well-versed in how the virus spreads and have experienced the measures taken to stop it. It is transmitted person to person, ramping up the call for face masks, and lives for extended periods on various surfaces; necessitating the need for regular...

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Dr Poretta: The road to success is never a straight line.
Aug30

Dr Poretta: The road to success is never a straight line.

This year marks my 40th Anniversary of looking into patient’s mouths. People and patients alike have asked me what made me decide to become a dentist. What I tell them is that fate decided for me, as I am the first dentist in my family. Here’s my story. My mother wanted to make sure I learned to work hard, so when I was 13 she took me to work with her in a fruit market on Bathurst Street south of Lawrence Avenue in the city. A year...

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Breaking the Silence: Why You Should Consider an O-Shot or Priapus Shot for Yourself.
Aug28

Breaking the Silence: Why You Should Consider an O-Shot or Priapus Shot for Yourself.

We all know it, the unwritten rule of society: there are some things that we just don’t talk about. Money, sex, reproductive health – they’re all considered rather taboo, at least when it comes to so called “decent” conversation. The problem with this stigma is that it has led to many people being ignorant of these topics, carrying on with their lives unaware of the complications that can arise from them and perhaps more importantly,...

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Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness
Feb26

Lessons from the Reading Room with Hazel McGuiness

Communication Series – PART II: Dementia/Alzheimers: Understanding and Communicating There are over 564,000 Canadians living with Dementia/ Alzheimers today and more than 1.1 million are affected either directly or indirectly by this disease. By the year 2031 this number is expected to increase by over 66% to approximately 937,000 people. Yet less than 5% of our health research budget is allocated to fund research and development for...

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Ask the Expert: Beauty
Feb26

Ask the Expert: Beauty

Are You Skin Treatment Confused? In our modern lives we tend to expect instant gratification & instant “fixes”. This may even extend to our idea of what beauty or rejuvenation looks like. With images of longer lashes, larger lips and puffier cheeks bombarding us from TV and magazine covers, we can be made to think that this is what we need to do to feel confident in our own beauty. In our impatience and haste we tend to forget the...

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Ask the Expert: Health
Feb26

Ask the Expert: Health

Wild Tree Resin A bottle of essential oil with fresh spruce branches and resin We usually do not think of trees as a source of medicine, as we normally turn to herbs and flowers as natural remedies, but a wealth of medicinal potential surrounds us in our coniferous and deciduous forests. Tree resins have long been known and relied upon as medicines since early times and have been used by every ancient culture on earth for thousands of...

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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...

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