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Breast Cancer in Canada: Statistics and Symptoms

Breast Cancer in Canada: Statistics and Symptoms

Sadly, breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.  The death rate has been dropping since the 80’s due to screening, early detection and improved treatment. 

The Big Guide to Planning and Building an Outdoor Kitchen

The Big Guide to Planning and Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular and more elaborate in Canada.  Planning and building them can become quite involved and it’s more than a little overwhelming. This guide is designed to help you through the planning stages so you can focus on the end result.

6 Easy Berry Bushes for Your Canadian Garden

6 Easy Berry Bushes for Your Canadian Garden

Berry bushes bring nutritious sweetness into your edible landscape. There are suitable varieties for every size of yard or patio, from fence climbers to patio pots. They’re usually planted in Spring and grow almost anywhere in Canada, so you’ll often find them in garden centres this time of year.

DIY Disinfecting: Make an Antiviral Hand Sanitizer and Cleaner

DIY Disinfecting: Make an Antiviral Hand Sanitizer and Cleaner

Whether it’s H1N1 or a Coronavirus, nobody wants to get the flu. When it does hit our home, we want to prevent it from spreading with thorough disinfecting and sanitizing. Usually, it’s a simple matter of picking up some antibacterial cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. But when the world is threatened by a pandemic, panicked […]

10 Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies

10 Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies

Allergies ruin Spring for many Canadians. While most people are excited to see grass, leaves and flowers, those of us with “Hay Fever” know they signal weeks of misery to come. Before you head to the drug store to stock up on allergy medication, you may want to try some natural alternatives.

Canadian Snowfall Facts and Snow Removal Safety (Infographic)

Canadian Snowfall Facts and Snow Removal Safety (Infographic)

We’re all painfully aware that Canadian Winters are cold and snowy for all but some parts of BC. According to Environment Canada statistics, 10 of Canada’s largest cities are walloped with over two meters (6.6 feet) of snow every year.

Natural Flu Remedies and Prevention

Natural Flu Remedies and Prevention

It has been a bad year for the flu so far in Canada, particularly for Influenza A (H3N2) and an anticipated Coronavirus outbreak. Even those who received the flu shot are coming up short on defenses with new flu strains. Any natural defense we can use to boost our immune system will go a long […]

Banish Back Pain Naturally with DIY Trigger-Point Therapy and Breathwork

Banish Back Pain Naturally with DIY Trigger-Point Therapy and Breathwork

Back, shoulder and neck pain have plagued me for years, primarily due to the nature of my work and sitting at a computer for 12+ hours per day. I’ve learned to focus on prevention with stretching, trigger point massage (at home and professional) and natural supplements. This has reduced flareups significantly, but occasionally I still […]

5 Ways Raw Canadian Honey Can Improve Your Health

5 Ways Raw Canadian Honey Can Improve Your Health

When it comes to honey, many people think of it simply as a way to sweeten some foods and beverages, but it can do so much more than that. Raw honey, specifically, has many healing abilities and health benefits, aside from just tasting great. That has inspired scientists to research it as an alternative for […]

How to Choose the Right Roofing for Your Home (with Infographic)

How to Choose the Right Roofing for Your Home (with Infographic)

One of the worst things a home owner can hear is, “You have to replace your roof.”  Making important choices about expensive renovations is difficult enough, but it’s even harder if you don’t know anything about the materials involved or their pros & cons.  Is the contractor offering the best choice, or the one he’ll […]