Category Archives: Health

To Breast Cancer Awareness!

It is estimated that about 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 33 will die from it.

According to Health Canada, Breast Cancer is the third most common cancer in Canada and the primary cancer affecting women in the country. The federal health organization says that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, with 83 per cent of those cases occurring in women aged 50 plus.

As we enter into November, it is important to note that Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October, was an important month to recognize as Breast Cancer is much more common than we acknowledge. So if you missed the Awareness about Breast Cancer, take another moment as we pass through November, because being aware of it is a lifetime hardship that you can avoid or treat, IF CAUGHT AT AN EARLY STAGE!

Catching a Cancer at an early stage makes a Whole difference, from realizing you are at a late stage and can do absolutely nothing about it but lose your life, lose your breast, or it having transferred onto other organs, and some that are untreatable or deathly. All this to say, being aware and taking precautions when it comes to CANCER in general, it can make a whole difference, to you and those you love and love you.

DID YOU KNOW ?

Early signs of breast cancer can be a lump in a breast, a painful breast or armpit, or a discharge from the nipple. Sometimes you even have no symptoms, and this is especially why it is important to get checked up with your doctor yearly, as early onset discovery can go a long way from saving you from possibly dying or completely losing your breasts or more.

It is important to help increase attention and support for the awareness of this possible deadly disease if left untreated and undiagnosed.

CategoryMalesFemales
New cases24027,400
Deaths555,100
5-year net survival (estimates for 2012 to 2014)80%88%

YES MEN CAN GET BREAST CANCER TOO!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women. Breast cancer can also occur in men, but it is not common.

Trends in breast cancer

The breast cancer incidence rate in women in Canada rose between 1984 and 1991. The rate has fluctuated since then, with an overall small decrease. The increase until the early 1990s occurred partly because mammography was used more often, which meant that more cases of breast cancer were found. The reasons for the later fluctuation are not clear but may include long-term changes in hormonal factors, like if a woman started having her menstrual periods when she was young, breastfeeding and oral contraceptive use. The breast cancer death rate peaked in 1986 and has been declining since. This reduction in death rates likely reflects the impact of screening and improvements in treatment for breast cancer.

For more facts, see: https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/breast/statistics/?region=bc

PAY ATTENTION

2020 has been a powerful reminder that we are all in this together, and our choices and actions make a difference in our lives and those around us. Our loved ones, our friends, our community, and so on.

TAKE ACTION, CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

Burn The Most Calories You Say?

Are you trying to lose weight and want it ASAP?If you are looking to find the best exercise to burn the most calories, watch this inspirational athlete and follow for best results and lifestyle.

Stay happy, stay healthy!

Learning Exercises From A to Z

Working out from home can get confusing at times. You dont have a trainer to tell you what to do, how to do it and why to do it. You simply hey a list are told to do it continuously. So here is 26 workouts, pretty common ones, that you should know. Hopefully you can now pick and choose what body part you want to workout ans also can follow an at home workout without hesitation or confusion. Find your confidence and your comfort.

You got this! Lets stick together and keep up the good work.

Be healthy and stay healthy! And Active. 🙂

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I NOMINATE YOU! YES YOU!

Leave me a Comment to let me know you’ve done it! You can do this! I believe in YOU! And Nominate your friends!

Washing Your Hands 101: Corona Virus

You can never be too safe, you hear it around, be clean, wash your hands, stay away from germs, but washing your hands should be taken very seriously, and here is how!

Covid-19: Wash your hands. No really. Wash your hands.

Foods Just UNHEALTHIEST

salad

What is good for you ? What is bad for you?

There is so much out there – warnings, advice, diets, challenges, etc. but do we know what to actually avoid?

Here are 50 EVIL foods. Won’t list all 50, but I will tell you that even in the healthiest options, it can be unhealthy. Good example of this is yes, Salad is GOOD, but dressings, some can be BAD.

For the list of things to avoid / substitute, see link below:

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/health/nutrition/50-foods-so-unhealthy-theyre-evil/ss-AACFHQZ?ocid=spartanntp

PLANTAR FASCIITIS AND RELIEVING IT

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common sources of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is pain on the bottom of one or both heels, caused by irritation to the plantar fascia, which are the dense tissue bands that connect the heels to the toes.

Fasciia pain is usually can be felt on the first step out of bed in the morning.
If worsened, pain can be felt any time while walking, running or jumping.

Plantar fasciitis is probably one of the most annoying staggering injuries one can have. I would know, I suffered with it for a good year. It impacted my whole life, I had to stop running, playing soccer, doing certain workouts and basically impaired my lifestyle in such a disapointing way.

Points to keep in mind:

  1. Stretching your foot 2-3 times a day (up to 5 minutes)
  2. Nutrients to relax tendon – magnesium 500mg/day/vitamin B5 /Fish oil Omega 3 / Vitamin C
  3. anti-inflamatory diet
  4. the right shoes to help stretch tendons (walking bearfoot helps and/or wearing Vibram barefoot shoes)

I wish someone shared this video with me then, but here is it. I hope it helps you if you are suffering from this. 

Tricking Your Brain on Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering how their bodies handle sugar, scientists say. (Sam Hodgson/Reuters)

Artificial sweetners are believed to be a good alternative for lowering your blood sugars for metabolic conditions and a good plan for weight loss and/or avoiding weight gain.

You have it all wrong!

Researchers report that artificial sweeteners increase the blood sugar levels in both mice and humans by interfering with microbes in the gut.Increased blood sugar levels are an early indicator of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease.

ok, Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners do satisfy the sweet tooth without what is called the ”extra calories”, however on the contrary, it is actually increasing your caloric consumption, your appetite and your weight.

Recent studies have proven that detrimental effects of artificial sugar consumption can cancel out any benefits they may have for weight loss. This is due to both a mental and physiological response to eating artificial sweeteners.

According to Clinical dietitian Jamie Yacoub, M.P.H., R.D.,

  1. when you eat foods sweetened with artificial sweetener, you actually tend to eat larger portions to compensate. You allow yourself to have more, forgetting that still contain calories in the form of carbohyfrates, fat and protein.
  2. Artificial sweeteners increase your appetite for sweets and carbohydrates.
  3. Artificial sweeteners are often used in carbohydrate-filles foods

Further research suggests that drinking diet soda could cause weight gain.

Artificial sweeteners may exacerbate, rather than prevent, metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Studies have included various experiments with mice which demonstrated how obesity is related to a gut bacteria that affects glucose tolerance, leading to weight gain instead of the believed weight loss in these non-caloric sweeteners.

The data indicate that artificial sweeteners “may contribute to, rather than alleviate, obesity-related metabolic conditions, by altering the composition and function of bacterial populations in the gut,” Cathryn Nagler and Taylor Feehley of the pathology department at the University of Chicago said in a journal commentary.

PLEASE, PLEASE ,PLEASE, Reconsider your choices, and take your health seriously.

Canadians warned Against Romaine Lettuce


Most E. coli bacteria are benign but some can cause illness, with symptoms including severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

Canadians are being warned to avoid eating Romaine lettuce, as 18 have become ill and counting.

Read this for more info:

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/content/ctvnews/en/national/health/2018/11/20/1_4185266.html

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/romaine-lettuce-warning-ontario-quebec-1.4913578

You are warned!

0% Tolerance of Alcohol on Your Body

 

Friday has been a shocking day for many lovers of alcohol. For the longest time, it has been agreed and understood that moderate drinking, i.e. a glass of wine a day, is healthy for you. It lowers your health risks of heart disease, diabetes and more; however it seems the risk of cancer and other illnesses is higher than the benefits.

Is this really true? It seems we get studies daily contradicting beliefs that certain things are advertised as healthy, yet in a decade or more, it turns out a new study shows the opposite, so what is the correct results on research?

Is smoking actually bad for you? some would say they have seen individuals live their whole lives healthy and when they quit, they die quite instantly after, or some have lived a very healthy life smoking while others die at a younger age from eating what they believe is healthy. It is sad to say, there are so many factors taking place in our health. How about Pollution? Water? Our Food consumption? Our Meats? Global Warming? Restaurant Food Servings? Coffee? And the list goes on…

So it turns out new research shows no alcohol is better than consuming some, but then again, what’s the real killer?

Do you live your life in fear or Actually LIVE? Yes, you can literally stay cooped up in your house, not drive because its dangerous, not eat out because its dangerous, not drink because …. it is dangerous. But where do we draw the lines?

Let’s face it, I am a lover of wine, I don’t smoke, I do eat out, love my meat, I may be one of the healthier people out there and exercise a whole lot. So, you can definitely say that I may be biased, but what is to life?

Please do not hesitate to write your opinions on this… It is shocking but did you expect anything less?  …

Read more in the news all over, including CNN , Global News , and more….