Author Archives: Erich Schmidt

10 Major Sun Protection Mistakes

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The sun is a tough thing to avoid. When it’s out, it follows us all over the place and for the most part, we like it. What we don’t like is the harm that it causes us when we stay under it for too long without protection. That’s where sunblock comes in. Applying sunblock is   …Continue Reading


Help and Healing in the Heat

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Picture a mom and dad enjoying a glorious day at the beach with their two kids, aged five and seven. The younger one, Tyler, is running back from the shoreline when he trips in the sand and his knee grazes a small rock. Soon dad is in the car driving twenty minutes to the nearest   …Continue Reading


10 Healthy Habits that Help to Regulate Appetite

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Eating is just so much fun, with all the flavours and colours. First you see the tantalizing food and you get a notion that you want to try it. Once you’ve tried it and found it to be delicious, you want more. The next thing you know, you’ve eaten more than you probably should have   …Continue Reading


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is undeniably complicated in every conceivable way. The disorder has been around for decades, but the medical community has yet to assemble a clear picture of it. The condition is characterized by extreme fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical condition. Physical or mental activity can make it worse,   …Continue Reading


No AC? 10 Cool Summer Survival Tactics

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Following the harshest winter in decades, most of us aren’t complaining about the heat this summer. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect us. The temperatures can climb quickly and when they do they can stay perched near or at 30 degrees Celsius for days. That level of heat is tough enough to bear when you   …Continue Reading


Living in Harmony With COPD

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Anyone trying to determine just how seriously smoking can impact your life needs look no further than COPD and its devastating effects. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease often caused by smoking. It includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and many people with COPD have both diseases. Imagine trying to breathe when   …Continue Reading


The Real and Prevalent Dangers of Pain Killers

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Millions of people suffer with terrible bodily pain. The only way they get through each day is by taking pills that alleviate the aches and suffering. They understand the relief is only temporary, but there is no easy alternative. They must get up and go to work and get things done, and they need a   …Continue Reading


Going Coco for Coconut Water

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When you’re training for endurance sports, you might as well have a downspout attached to your ankle. (Wouldn’t that be better than all-over-body sweating?) As your body loses water at an alarming rate, it calls out for re-hydration. You drink several glasses of water, but notice that doesn’t do the trick. You do your research   …Continue Reading


Love your Liver and Live for Years

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The connection between Hepatitis C and the liver is unchangeable. Many Hepatitis C patients are asymptomatic and have a lifestyle that is relatively free of barriers, despite the infectious disease that they live with. However, they have to constantly be mindful of how it affects their liver. This means making lifestyle choices to protect this   …Continue Reading


10 Hidden Sources of Sugar in Popular Diets

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On a visit to the Caribbean, you may have a chance to sample sugarcane. One taste of the fibrous stalk and you realize that you’re getting a little sweetness and a lot of water. The sugar content is easily definable: not much.  Transpose yourself to your local Canadian supermarket and read the labels of packaged   …Continue Reading