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Essential Fatty Acids – Essential for Life

Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells which make up all the different types of tissue in our bodies. The external membranes of cells are made up of fats (phospholipid membranes). As a result, it is imperative that we ingest sufficient quantities of essential fatty acids (EFA’s) as they are crucial to the […]

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Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

Non-nutritive sweeteners include saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose and neotame. These sweeteners are also called alternative sweeteners, artificial sweeteners, intense sweeteners and very low-calorie sweeteners. They have been approved for human use by the FDA and classified as “food additives”. However, controversy has raged regarding the safety of these artificial sweeteners for human consumption. Here […]

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Understanding Insulin Resistance

We hear so much about insulin resistance these days, especially in light of the diabetes epidemic in North America. So what is insulin resistance and what can we do to prevent ourselves from following so many down the slippery slope to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease? In order to understand insulin resistance, […]

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Living with Arthritis

The term arthritis means “inflammation of the joints”. The word is used to define more than 100 different related conditions. Many think that arthritis is a disease that manifests only in old age. This is not true. This is a condition that can affect anyone at any age. Some of the diseases that are not […]

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Some Healthy Sugar Alternatives

For years we have been told by doctors, dentists and nutritionists alike to avoid sugar at all costs – it rots the teeth, spikes your insulin and is generally just plain bad for you. Well, new research reveals that this is only partially true. While refined sugar IS very bad for your health, there are […]

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Hazards of Ammonia from Cat Litter

Air is something we do not see and take so very much for granted.  It seems that as long as we’re able to breathe, we don’t pay much attention to the quality of the air we breathe, unless an offensive smell is present.  However, offensive smells – or even pleasant smells – (which are caused […]

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A Holistic Approach to Home Health Care

Angels There For You™ embraces the philosophy that human beings are made up of spirit, soul (mind, will and emotions) and body.  We believe that it is important to meet the needs of the whole person as this leads to better health outcomes.  Physical needs are only part of the picture.  If we focus on only […]

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The Importance of Good Communication

Good communication is the basis of all effective relationships.  The better we communicate, the greater the quality of our relationships.  Learning to use our words skillfully is important.  However, research has shown that our non-verbal communication speaks louder than words.  When congruency exists between what we say both verbally and non-verbally, we communicate to others […]

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The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” as it is sunshine that stimulates the production of vitamin D in our bodies.  Our bodies are not able to manufacture vitamin D without sunlight.  Therefore, it is necessary to receive at least 20 minutes a day of sun exposure, provided the UVB rays are […]

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Communicating with a family member suffering from Dementia

Dementia presents families and caregivers with complex challenges. In this blog I want to explore how you can better communicate with a loved one suffering from  dementia The first thing that caregivers have to understand about communicating with a person suffering from dementia is that they are able to hear and understand you. People with […]

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