Whew! We finally moved into our new home! Moving is considered a major life event, and like all life events it is a stressful process. Stress is caused by many things big and small such as taking an exam, running a race, fundraising, planning a wedding, and moving to a new home. Over time, stress […]
Antimicrobial resistance and why you should care?
Thursday, April 7 was World Health Day and the focus for 2011 was on antimicrobial resistance, also called antibiotic resistance. In essence it is bacteria we are trying to kill that just don’t die! Instead, they adapt and that is why you should care… Bacteria are adapting Antibiotics are less effective and have been used […]
Yellow, blue or green – which artificial sweetener is better?
It was usually on cold winter mornings when I would wake up to the call of “Tabby (usually pronounced TAFF-y) hotcakes! I’d walk in a daze to the cold kitchen and instantly wake to the sounds of sizzling butter and the smell of cooked batter. Pancake time! Papa as everyone called him (Grandpa) never measured […]
Baby dreaming? Mamas-to-be and Papas-to-be need folate, too!
When I told my doctor that I plan to start a family soon after my wedding (later this year) she advised me to begin taking a prenatal vitamin three months prior to the date. I was surprised because I feel my diet is balanced and adequate. She explained that a supplement is necessary to prepare […]
Resolution Confusion: the only survival tip you’ll ever need
It’s that time of year again! Time for making resolutions. Some resolve to drink less. Some resolve to get in shape and lose weight. Others resolve to manage stress. However statistics indicate that only 64% will keep going after one month and after six months less than half of those resolutions will survive. Personally, I’ve […]