The premise is that certain personality traits can increase the risk for cancer, by causing oncogenes (the genes associated with the initiation of cancer) to switch on. For people whose personalities follow the description provided, this can be a frightening thought and can lead to people blaming themselves for becoming sick.
So just how true is the concept that certain aspects of who we are can give rise to a dreaded disease? Before we get to this, let’s take a quick look at how the so-called “cancer personality” is defned. READ MORE
Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects many Canadians. Dry, itchy and sore skin accompanied with flare-ups of painful scales occurs with this condition. It might be good to know that there are many prescription treatments available.
In today’s post, I would like to highlight some skin care recommendations for people with psoriasis.
Celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Aniston have recently brought the ‘alkaline lifestyle’ to the forefront, causing one to immediately wonder: is this another fad diet? What is alkalinity really all about?
Here are the basics: Your body must maintain a pH balance of about 7.4 to survive, and your internal systems work hard to maintain this balance. Your pH is impacted by the food and drink that we consume, which are either acidic (lower than pH 7) or alkaline (higher than pH 7). Over the last near century, our diets have changed significantly to incorporate large amounts of dairy, animal protein, processed foods, and sugar-laden drinks and desserts – all of which are acidic.
A number of Traditional Medicinals® teas benefit the digestion, whether it be to soothe a troubled stomach, or relieve occasional constipation. Delicious Ginger Aid® tea helps calm digestive upsets including lack of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, and discomforts caused by gas build-up. Eater’s Digest® tea is ideal after a meal that has you feeling uncomfortable, to help the digestive process and prevent further stomach distress. People who suffer from indigestion will also appreciate Classic Chamomile® and Roasted Dandelion Root teas. READ MORE
Almost everyone knows that heavy stress ages a person. We have only to compare the “before and after” photographs of US presidents to see how stress can accelerate the aging process. (Past president Jimmy Carter is perhaps the best example, appearing to have aged at least 10 years after only four years in office.)
But how and why does stress cause our bodies to break down faster? To answer this question, let’s take a look at how our bodies respond to a physical, mental or emotional threat to well-being. READ MORE