Archive for April 2017

A DAY TO HOPE

Earth Day! Science Marches! Health Pursuits members rejoice. We are not alone in wanting our environment to be better. It doesn’t matter that goals are difficult to attain. What matters is that we have goals and keep on taking whatever steps we can toward them.   Clean water and clean air for everyone.   How…

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Spring Air Quality

    Since Spring has officially begun, we’re overdue for the air quality discussion.   Snow mould was a hazard a couple of weeks ago but sunshine should have cleared it away by now. Moulds and fungi are an outdoors problem when the weather turns damp, and last year’s vegetation rots. Sniffy noses, less energy,…

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TRANS FATS: What a Difference a Ban made

A study comparing the rate of heart attack in New York City, after its trans fat ban, compared with that of other state jurisdictions, shows a 6% reduction. Here’s the link. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/trans-fat-ban-ny-1.4068142  

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LOOKING AT DEPRESSION FROM ALL ANGLES, SIDEWAYS AND UPSIDE DOWN

  The World Health Organization lists depression as the leading cause of disability in the world with 350 million suffering worldwide. In the US, 6.9 % of the population is estimated to be affected. The symptoms of depression include sleep problems, eating problems, lack of energy to do the simplest tasks, and suicidal thoughts. This…

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THE FLAWED STUDIES OF ANTIOXIDANTS

THE FLAWED STUDIES OF ANTIOXIDANTS   The Globe and Mail piece today assembles evidence that antioxidant supplements are not effective. Better to eat lots of fruits and vegetables.   We agree with the last statement but if you examine the evidence they cite, you will find studies that gave all their participants the same supplements…

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MEETINGS FOR LOCAL MEMBERS

Although the following meetings are in Kingston, we do have the videos.  If you want one, contact us at infor@healthpursuitsgroup.com We decided to chime in with the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston speaker series on Mental Health on May8. TUESDAYS at 7PM SERIES ON IMPROVING FOCUS & MOOD   Apr. 11, 2017 Mental Balance &…

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POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH STUDY

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH STUDY Interesting on CBC radio this morning, an interview about a post-traumatic growth study at Algonquin. If you go to victimjusticenetwork.ca, you will find the questionnaire related to the study. Perhaps we should inundate them with information about the MEND factors that help people recover. I know myself that recovery from concussion and…

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