If you haven’t already heard about Angelina Jolie’s story about genetic testing and her mastectomy, click here.
Yes, gene research can reveal a wealth of data about oneself, BUT that is not the whole story.
The press, in typical fashion, are only focusing on a tiny part of the whole picture.
Yes, there is are “high-risk” genes that indicate you could get cancer. BUT, that is not the whole picture.
But a word of caution, “when things sound too good to be true, they usually are!”
Somewhere, at sometime, somehow, you will end up paying. And most often you end up paying dearly.
Thank the Lord, Spring has finally arrived here in Ottawa, Ontario. And unfortunately for some poor individuals, that means allergies.
But there is hope. Photo Credit
Everybody and there brother are sensitive to gluten these days. At least it seems to be the case. And grocery stores as well as health food stores are catering to this growing trend.
Gluten: This is the protein in wheat (and other grains) that holds the dough together when you make bread. It is the glue and that magic something that not only makes bread taste great, but feel great inside your mouth. It is this protein in wheat that enables us to feed 7 billion people on planet earth.
Take Out the Guess Work, Test Yourself … Read More
We have been saying it for years and now science agrees. No matter your age, if you want to be healthy, you need a healthy gut. New field of medicine called Functional Medicine focuses primarily on your intestinal health. And this is what research has now found;
The implications of this are HUGE because it means that all the drug tests done, ever, were performed on different intestinal flora. Every person in a drug study would react to the test drug differently … Read More
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I was at the Canada Post Office the other day. Two clerks were at the front desk. It was my turn to be served, but they were busy. The one on the left was complaining bitterly about how she hated this job, how she was totally fed up apologizing for Canada Post. “I’m mad as hell and I don’t want to take it anymore” was her message.
Meanwhile, the other clerk, stood there and listened and sympathized with the upset clerk. And as I waited for this rant to end, I heard over and over again, “I’m fed up with this job.”
I was tempted to say, “Then why don’t you … Read More
With so many people escaping the cold in Ottawa, Ontario and Canada for that matter, heading to the warm environs of the Caribbean islands or Mexico, they have their own double edged sword to deal with. And that is the fact that the hotter the country, the more bugs there are. And the more parasties there are.
I can try to find all kinds of references* about this but instead thought I would just tell it like I have found it after working with thousands of clients over the last 25 years.
Knowing that self-esteem is important and doing something about it are two different things.
There is a client of ours, let’s call him Tom, who recently became the top salesperson in his company. This has been no mean achievement that took lots of work over the years. And kudos to him for all of his efforts.
But here is what drives me nuts. A former top salesman in the same company, let’s call him Bill, asked the new Top Salesman Tom what he did to get such great results. Bill said that he was looking for a sign as to what he should do to get his own sales going.
Lots of hard work was obviously involved, but more that that,
Those words were found on almost every report card I brought home as a child. And yes, I was guilty of all of the above and more. I can remember sitting in school looking out the window and dreaming about being Robin Hood.
Johnny Carson once told the story of a dancing duck in a Vegas casino. He walked by a display with a live duck inside. There were glass walls around the outside and the duck was inside, just sitting there. The machine had a sign that said the duck would dance to music. Simply insert a dollar, the music would start and the duck would start to dance.
And so Johnny inserted a dollar, the music started and sure enough the duck started to dance. Read More
Maybe it is that I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital and so many people I know work for one of the various governments in this region. Or maybe it is because we have had more snow this Christmas season…
But no matter the cause, we all need
So here are a few ideas to cope with stress:
First it was the reports that our daughters are Starting Puberty Earlier.
“More than 10 percent of white 7-year-old girls in the study, which was conducted in the mid-2000s, had reached a stage of breast development marking the start of puberty, compared to just 5 percent in a similar study conducted in the early 1990s.
Black and Hispanic girls continue to mature faster than white girls, on average. Nearly one-quarter of black girls and 15 percent of Hispanic girls had entered puberty by age 7″.