With summer approaching, more insects will find their way into our homes. How can we get rid of them without using harmful chemicals? Here are some great suggestions:

 

  • A mixture of unsweetened lemon juice and water can deter spiders. Spray the solution near doorways...

There have been many studies in the news lately touting the various benefits of chocolate - dark chocolate in particular. These benefits range from lowering blood pressure to reducing the risk of diabetes. Excellent benefits indeed! And just by eating chocolate, the on...

We don't tend to equal cereal with junk food, but if we take a closer look at the sugar content of many cereals, we will likely change our minds. According to a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), on average children's cereals contain 10.4...

With the exception of soy milk, I had always considered milk to come from a cow, period. However, an article from Berkley Wellness shows that there is a wide range of non-dairy milk choices available. While these substitutes are not nutritionally equivalent to dairy mi...

Are you bothered by headaches, restlessness, or anxiety? You may be consuming too much caffeine. Experts recommend a limit of 500 milligrams (mg) a day. That may seem like a lot, but many of us do not know how many milligrams of caffeine are in our daily cup of Joe. An...

You have likely heard the term "gluten free" by now. As recent as five years ago, the term was virtually unheard of, whereas it is now a $10.5 billion food and beverage industry, growing a whopping 44 per cent between 2011 and 2013. Gluten free diets are heavily endors...

The title story for a recent edition of Time Magazine is simply and provocatively entitled "Eat Butter". The author, a member of Generation Y, relays memories from his own childhood full of margarine, skim milk, and low-fat products (from crackers to salad dressing). B...

You may think of turmeric simply as a spice added to food to enhance the flavour, but it is so much more. While turmeric is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and is used to give mustard its bright yellow colour, it is also a rich source of vitamins C, E and B6, and...

Should you stop and pick up that burger, or sit down for what seems like a healthier meal at a full-service restaurant? The belief that the sit down restaurant is automatically the healthier option seems to be ingrained in many of us.  However, studies are showing you...

According to "Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think", dish size has increased 36% since 1960. We can help reduce the amount we eat by using smaller plates and repackaging food into smaller single-serve portions.

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