By Benjamin Stone
In the last article, I introduced you to the “Three Amigos,” a cute title for a host of biologically dangerous toxins that often co-habit and work synergistically in your body.
In this episode, I’ll give you an overview of how toxins cause cellular inflammation, break down our natural
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (DHU) has joined other agencies, including the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, to call for a co-ordinated response to prevent a potential flood of bootleg fentanyl entering the province.
British Columbia, Alberta and American states bordering Ontario have seen a surge in bootleg fentanyl recently—and a rise in overdoses and deaths. In B.C., record-breaking overdose deaths have led officials to declare a public health emergency.
The DHU predicts Ontario will not be
Ross Memorial Hospital’s VolunTEEN program recently presented awards to deserving teen volunteers.
Madison Jezegou, who has volunteered over
Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch and City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Detachment have been helping “push for change” for homeless youth.
Push for Change is a national awareness and youth empowerment campaign developed by Joe Roberts to focus on ending youth homelessness.
Roberts is pushing a shopping cart across
“When young people see smoking in movies, they’re more likely to start using tobacco products themselves,” says Karen Taylor, a Public Health Nurse with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit. So it’s important that movies “be made smoke-free.”
The unit is joining with other Ontario health units and the Ontario Lung Association to
Get ready for a fabulous evening of fashion, auctions and Thanksgiving dinner (with pie, so keep your fork) as Bigley Shoes and Clothing lends a hand to Therese Scheer’s latest project towards raising $100,000 over 10 years to fight breast cancer.
“I could never do this by myself,” Scheer emphasizes. Over the years, she’s had so much help from
Canadians are increasingly obsessed with food. We discuss with wild excitement the restaurants we’ve been to, or hope to visit. We share photographs of our favourite dishes on social media.
Yet, as the foodie movement continues to gain momentum, so too does the use of food banks in this country—which has increased by 25 per cent over the last
Big Sister of the year, Rawn, with her little sister Annarose
September is Big Brother Big Sister Month across Canada—and here in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton, more than 50 children are waiting right now for
The body is capable of burning both fat and sugar (glucose) as its fuel sources. The fat-burning state is called ketosis.
The key to activating a state of ketosis is increasing the amount of good fat in your diet. Naturally you will eat less sugar and carbs due to the satiety you will achieve from your now-good-fat-heavy meals.
There are highly concentrated
Giant Hogweed, a very large perennial plant with serious health risks, has been identified at three sites in Kawartha Lakes. Two are near the intersection of Killarney Bay Road and Chambers Road and one’s on CKL Road 121 near Kinmount.
“If you come across (Giant Hogweed), or believe you have it on your property, do NOT
Hot summer weather is wonderful at the beach or cottage. But we northern Canadians just aren’t used to it. So we have to be careful not to overdo it.
In high temperatures and humidity, your body may not be able to cool properly which can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.
“The elderly, very young and people with
This year’s recipients of the Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards
Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee presented 11 Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards to members of the community during a recent council meeting.
This year marks the ninth annual presentation of the awards.Nominees must live or work in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and be
Heather Jackson, co-owner with husband Glenn of Fenelon Falls Marina, is sponsoring another “Telus Pleasurecraft Ride for Dad” this July 24—to raise money and awareness in the fight against prostate cancer.
“All of us have men in our lives,” she says, “who could be diagnosed and
The most damaging fats are the innocent sounding ones (like vegetable oils), which are often found in processed and fried foods as well as many restaurant meals.
These fats are toxic to cells and promote disease-inducing inflammation and congestion at the cellular level. They also tell your body to