Health

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Some of my earliest childhood memories are of food. When I was 6 years old and living with my family in suburban Toronto my parents sold everything we owned and bought a 27’ Shepherd Cruiser. The family (including my 3 year old sister and 8 year old brother) moved aboard in early spring. We spent the next few of months traveling through the Intracoastal Waterways with a short ocean crossing from Florida to Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island where we settled for a few years.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2010 in Health

Understanding Diabetes

The term diabetes is one that is used to describe a wide range of conditions revolving around the body’s ability to appropriately manage blood glucose levels.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Feb 27, 2010 in Health

5 Must Have Supplements For Every Sports Enthusiast

Whether you’re a high performance athlete like Emily Brydon and her fellow athletes competing in the Olympics this month, or someone that simply enjoys being active, there are a variety of supplements that can help to maximize performance while minimizing the risk and repercussions associated with injury. None of these supplements will substitute for clean water, good sleep, a well-balanced diet and stretching before and after a workout, but they can give your training and performance a boost.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Jan 30, 2010 in Health

Get Inspired by the Olympics

The Olympics are an amazing display of fitness, health, determination, and talent (Go Emily!). You get to witness the elite excel in sports you may have tried yourself over the years. Hopefully you can use their inspiring stories to your advantage by being motivated to get back into sport. Here are a few tips to get you started.

1. Do some research to see which activities are offered in your area. You may be surprised to learn how many Olympic sports we have at the tip of our fingers. And when you find something you are interested in, sign up and commit yourself!

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Jan 30, 2010 in Health

Bridging the Gap

“The world is a book and all those who don’t travel only read one page”. –St. Augustine

During a recent self-examination I realized that I am not yet ready to make life-changing decisions. The reader may interject. “You’re only sixteen! The only decisions you make are whether or not to eat Lucky Charms or Frosted Flakes for breakfast!”

Posted by Chalice Walker on Jan 30, 2010 in Health

FSS's International Flare

The date is September 2, and I am sitting in the Cranbrook airport nervously awaiting a sister I’ve never before met. Little do I know what an amazing impact she and others like her will have on my school, my community and myself. But in the back of my mind maybe I do know. Every six months people disappear and return home, leaving a home behind. They leave a space, sometimes never to be filled. Do we regret that?

Never.

Posted by Chalice Walker on Dec 30, 2009 in Health

January Immune System Boost

It’s winter, it’s dark, it’s cold, and we’ve all just come out of a season of excess only to be faced with numerous viral enemies: flu viruses, cold viruses, stomach viruses…and the list goes on. With few exceptions, most winter illnesses are the result of viruses, not bacteria and thus are immune to antibiotics. Our only true defenses against these organisms are prevention and having a strong immune system to reduce the impact they have on our health and our lives.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Dec 30, 2009 in Health

Feeling Comfortable in the Gym

For many people the gym can be daunting. Common excuses include not being a gym person, not feeling fit enough, too many people, the age demographic, not feeling like they know what they are doing, or feeling like people are watching them. Like it or not, the gym is the most successful way to get strong, healthy, and prevent injuries and as it is the new year and time to turn over a new leaf, here are a few coping mechanisms to help you gain confidence:

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Dec 30, 2009 in Health

In the Pursuit of Happiness

Last Remembrance day I attended an amazing presentation by Eva Olsson on the subject of the Jewish Holocaust during the Second World War. Her stories impressed me because I guess I hadn’t realized the depth that prejudice can reach.

It’s an interesting concept, prejudice. Babies are not born with the ability to sense racial differences. Whenever I have watched children play together, it doesn’t matter what language they speak, never mind what colour skin they have. They look beneath that.

Posted by Chalice Walker on Nov 26, 2009 in Health

Dealing with Sore Muscles

The first day of the ski season is usually followed by sore muscles. Even those of us who have trained diligently at the gym to get ready for the winter season often find muscle soreness after day one on the slopes, though usually for a much smaller duration. Here are a few tips to help you out.

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Nov 26, 2009 in Health

Stress and Adrenal Glands

“Adrenal fatigue” is a condition that, although addressed by many naturopathic doctors, is not frequently treated by conventional practitioners.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Oct 26, 2009 in Health

Fernie's 100 Miles

In recent years, there is increasing knowledge and awareness about eating locally grown food. Not only does this effort help build more locally based, self-reliant food economies, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions released from the production, packing, processing, transport, preparation and waste of food.

Posted by Community Eco Garden on Sep 27, 2009 in Health

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