(HealthCastle.com) You probably know that trans fats are bad for you: They raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol and can increase your risk of heart disease or stroke. Some countries have already banned them. In the United States, trans fats were not even required to be listed on product labels until 2006. Now, just seven years later, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving to phase artificial trans fats out from packaged foods sold in the United States…
New article for HealthCastle.com: Trans Fats On the Way Out? The FDA Moves to Ban Partially Hydrogenated Oils
The beautiful holiday edition of Ageless Living Magazine is now available to read online. You can find all the great content at AgelessLiving.ca, including my article on the spectacular eagle viewing opportunities in BC right now and my cover interview with the fabulous Diane Pancel.
(HealthCastle.com) You may heard that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are good for your heart. In fact, if you live in Canada, you may even have seen heart-health claims on the packaging of many vegetable oils and products containing these oils. Since 2009, Canadian labels of these oils and the foods that contain them have been allowed to claim they promote “a reduced risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels.” But a new analysis performed by researchers in Ontario, Canada, and published on the Canadian Medical Association Journal’s website this week suggests that claim may not be accurate if the oil contains high levels of omega-6 but does not also contain high levels of omega-3…
It’s here! The November issue of Ageless Living Magazine is absolutely gorgeous. I am so thrilled with the job the team did on this issue, which is packed with great content to get you through the holidays and beyond. Pick up a copy if you get a chance!
(HealthCastle.com) Brussels sprouts tend to bring out strong opinions: You either love them or you hate them. If you love them, you’re in luck – these tiny cabbages are packed with nutrition. As a bonus, they thrive in colder temperatures, so they’re at their peak when there are few other fresh, local produce options available. If you’ve always thought you hated them, you just might want to give them another chance. Brussels sprouts are enjoying a moment in the spotlight, which means there are all kinds of new ways to prepare them. These new methods might just be tasty enough to make you forget all about those childhood dinners of overcooked, mushy “little brains.”
When I saw this ad, my first reaction was to wonder what was so incomparable about the senior in the picture. He doesn’t look all that exciting! Then I realized I’d been led astray by the line break. The ad isn’t about an incomparable senior who’s living in Pennsylvania. It’s about incomparable senior living in Pennsylvania. Watch those line breaks!
The September issue of Ageless Living Magazine is now available to read online in its entirety. If you can’t find a copy in your area, check it out by clicking the cover image below!
New article for HealthCastle.com: Herbal Supplements and Prescription Drugs – Interactions to Watch Out For
(HealthCastle.com) You probably know that before filling a prescription, you should make sure your doctor and pharmacist know about all the other medications you’re taking to avoid potential interactions that can change how your medications work. But did you know that it’s equally important to consider the potential interactions between your medications and herbal supplements?…
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September marks my first issue as editor of Ageless Living Magazine, and I have to say it’s a heck of an issue!
It’s available now in select pharmacies, gyms, and other locations in Vancouver, Victoria, Penticton, Winfield, and Regina. You can read many of this issue’s great stories at AgelessLiving.ca, including my profile of Kevin Campbell, the first person ever to complete the Tough Mudder while on dialysis.
(HealthCastle.com) It may seem way too early to start thinking about anything to do with winter, but when it comes to your garden, the end of summer marks the beginning of winter activities, from planning for your winter garden to harvesting your winter squash. Like their summertime cousin, zucchini, winter squash plants can be prolific. To make the most of your winter squash harvest, you’ll need to store the squash properly…
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