7 Tips to Help Shoo the Flu!

With the long, laid back and relaxing days of summer now a distant memory, life has returned to more of a routine. We’re all back to work and school and autumn, with all its spectacular shades of reds, oranges and yellows have crept in, seemingly while we were sleeping! As I metaphorically put on my nurse’s cap, I’m sad to also tell you the less than spectacular fall flu will soon be arriving! You may be wondering why the increase of influenza in the fall? It’s often because this is also the … [Read more...]

Busting the Stigma Around Embarrassing Problems

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Busting the Stigma Around Embarrassing Problems ~ I’m an older nurse who has probably worked since before many of you were even born. So, trust me when I say, I have heard and seen just about anything and everything medical related. Nothing surprises, shocks or embarrasses me and no subject is off-limits. Just ask my husband and kids! Add to this the fact I grew up in a family … [Read more...]

4 Important Women’s Health Facts

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. As a nurse who worked in the gynaecology service of our regional hospital, and as a woman, I cannot overemphasize the importance of women’s healthcare.  Women wear so many different hats (wife, mom, sister, daughter, coworker) and the reality is, we are constantly faced with new pressures and responsibilities. We are so busy juggling our various hats that we often put our own … [Read more...]

Five Possible Effects of Stress

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label Five Possible Effects of Stress ~ I think it is fairly inevitable, at one time or another, we will all experience stress in our lives. It could be health related, financial, job, or family, but I think it’s pretty safe to say, during our lifetime, none of us will entirely escape stress. You may remember a year or so ago, we sold our home. We still haven’t found “the house” yet … [Read more...]

7 Signs Spring has Almost Arrived

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. We can all identify the subtle signs of spring - birds chirping, longer days and blooming flowers. The warmer weather signifies a fresh start with more time outdoors, bringing your garden back to life, and of course, spring cleaning! While these telltale signs are positive for the most part, its common to feel unprepared when the new season comes so quickly. Here are a few … [Read more...]

5 Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. March Break is rapidly approaching. A time for a welcome change from the wintertime routine and hopefully an escape for some much needed rest and relaxation. Whether your idea of a vacation is relaxing at home, spending some quality time with family in a warm location or a deluxe trip to Vail for some skiing; we all want our vacation to be mishap-free. A well-deserved rest … [Read more...]

Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes and the havoc it can wreak on our bodies is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. My family has a long history of diabetes, I have aunts, nieces, and cousins with this disease.  In my years of working as a Registered Nurse, I have also cared for a number of patients with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can lead to several health problems including blindness, foot ulcers, and amputations, but heart disease is the most common cause of death. Diabetes can “literally” be a … [Read more...]

It’s Time To Trust Your Gut

Who else is feeling sad that we're in the middle of winter? I sure am! Fall is one of my favourite times of the year. There is always so much happening - family get-togethers, visiting parks, Halloween, trips to the Farmer's Market, cozy sweater shopping...my list could go on and on! While I miss the crisp, cool, but sunny days of the fall, I feel like it always takes the fall and back-to-school season to get back to routine after the chaos of summer. Think about it, during the summer, we … [Read more...]

Management Solutions for Bladder Leakage

Bladder leakage is the involuntary loss of bladder control. Beyond the physical impact of the condition, bladder leakage can have a broad-reaching effect on one’s emotional, mental and social life. As a woman who has experienced bladder leakage, I know firsthand how vital it is to have the proper protective products available. Otherwise, fear of leaks, which can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing could limit my everyday activities. Without the confidence of knowing I am protected, … [Read more...]

Buscopan® Helps Keep Your Tummy Happy!

If you know me well, you’ll know that I enjoy spending time with family, sharing food with friends and making wonderful memories with those I love. No matter the season, I always try to connect with the people who matter most to me. Unfortunately, that also means my schedule is often super busy! They're jammed packed with family reunions and gatherings with friends often accompanied by rich, delicious food – which can lead to stress and very often gastrointestinal issues such as abdominal … [Read more...]

Four Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. With the exception of the super cold weather, (It was minus 24 degrees Celsius here yesterday...not counting the wind chill, Brrrrr.....), I really don't mind January. This is the time of year for cozying up in front of a crackling fire or enjoying the warmth of a wood stove. Plus, a new year is a blank slate where you can write the next chapter of your life. There’s no time … [Read more...]