Environmental Creed for Mother Earth

Several years ago I gave a talk on Spirituality and Sustainability at a United Nations NGO conference in New York. I realized that what humanity needs now is a set ... more

Global Breast Cancer Incidence 2018

On Sept 12, 2018, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, released the latest global statistics on all cancers. The GLOBOCAN 2018 database, provides estimates of incidence ... more

Are Your Dust Bunnies Toxic?

     Are your dust bunnies toxic? The answer is most likely “yes”, unless you have carefully sought out and purchased chemical-free furniture, clothing, curtains and appliances. This story begins in the 1970’s when ... more

10 Minutes a Month

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxkeIwPyZgA Andrea is one of many women who believe that her hands have saved her life.  Five and half years ago, she found a lump in her breast — a lump ... more

World Water Week

As winter finally comes to an end, those of us who live in northern climates, especially near bodies of water, look forward to the sight of ice shifting and the ... more

What’s In Your Cosmetics?

The David Suzuki Foundation produced a report in 2010 outlining the toxic substances in cosmetics, followed by recommendations to protect our health. We chose to highlight them here, as many ... more

DIY Cosmetics

By making your own cosmetics, you control what is put onto and absorbed into your body. Choose simple, organic, non GMO ingredients, free of aluminum, lead, dye, fragrance, sodium laurel ... more

Teen Tips: Makeup Basics

Are you aware of what’s lurking in your lipstick and other cosmetics? Sunscreens, perfumes, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, nail polish, hair spray, hair dyes, styling gels, and other cosmetics may ... more

Parabens – a Threat to Women’s Health

What are they? Parabens are a family of related chemicals that act as preservatives, i.e. they prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid, from which ... more

Orange Power Juice

Submitted by Sanjiwan Kaur The ginger and turmeric in this drink fight inflammation; the beta carotene provides valuable antioxidants; and the black pepper and oil enhance the absorption of turmeric.  

Three Teas for Breast Health

Matcha Green Tea This is my favourite airport drink (I fly a lot). One sip of a green tea latté with soy milk and my whole system experiences a relaxed alertness. ... more

Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Breast Health

Chronic inflammation plays a devastating role in disease. Most degenerative diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, auto-immune disease, neurological disease, pulmonary disease and arthritis begin with inflammation. Initially inflammation ... more

Nelle Vokram’s Story: Be Proactive

  When I was 63, I had a mammogram that showed an abnormality in my left breast. I subsequently had a fine needle aspiration and biopsy. On December 23rd I had ... more