Potassium can reduce your Blood Pressure!

With evidence mounting, the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association have advised people to get potassium from foods, especially fruits and vegetables. “Citrus fruits, bananas, cantaloupe, prunes, apricots, raisins, and kiwi are all high in potassium,” notes Whelton, professor of epidemiology at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, “as are…

Want to lower your bloodpressure? Here is how…

Advice What it Means Typical Drop in Systolic Blood Pressure Maintain a normal weight Lose – or don’t gain – excess weight 5 – 20 points Follow a DASH Diet Eat a diet: – Rich in vegatables and fruits – that includes whole grains, low-fat dairy, poultry, fish, beans, nuts & Oils – low in…

February is Heart and Stroke Month

February is Heart and Stroke Month, so somebody might be knocking at your door asking for donations. Why give? The Heart and Stroke foundations funds important reseach into heart attack recovery and prevention, stroke treatment and prevetion and by doing this has saved the lives of thousands of people like you and me. The Heart…

Oil and us

We have love/hate relation with oil. We love/need to drive our car to make a living, but we know that it is not good for the environment and it is the cause for much political unrest. Air pollution, greenhouse gasses, oil spill both at sea and on land cause millions of dollar damage and in…

Sugar or what’s in a name

With Easter comes more treats for the kids. You try to look at the ingredients to see how much sugar is in it. Then you see all those funny names what do mean, what is it? Here is a list of all the different sweeteners added to you products. Plus an group called the “the…

Are we being deceived by the seed companies?

I get a small magazine called Canada Small Farm. Usually I read some articles but today I found something interesting in the November/December issues of 2015 A small byline that reads where do my seeds come from? I’m seriously concerned about this with the advance of GMO and the big chemical companies holding patterns on…

2 Signs that spring is here today.

Did my walk this weekend and saw the signs of spring. A flowering “Coltsfoot” and a beer can. So I decided to clean up along my back road and see what I found over a 1/2 km stretch. René

Dust in the wind

I love Kansas song “Dust in the wind”. “I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment is gone.” Even though it’s kind of a sad song, you can turn it around and say to yourself Enjoy the moment Take time to really look around you Feel, smell, hear, touch and taste Kiss…

20 Fun things to do on a rainy day.

It’s raining It’s march break AND you have kids? Here are some fun ideas to do with your kids. 1. Pencil-and-paper games. 2. Building 3. Magical Mama (or Papa) 4. Card games 5. Puzzles 6. Freeze! 7. Board and family games For more on these ideas check out Today Parent

A little story about a lamp.

About 1 ½ years ago I bought a nice hanging lamp at Rona. We have vaulted ceilings in the bedroom and in the living room, the lamp I bought was for the bedroom and the looks great. So then my wife and I decided to see we could buy 2 more for the living room….

Spring is just around the corner

I think I have a case of spring fever. Here in Ontario the snow is still on the ground but the forecast for next week is +12 C. It’s time to setup my grow light stand that I bought 10 years ago at Lee Valley and start my seedlings inside. I like to order my…