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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Plan a Trip. It’s Good for Your Health!

BY DR LYDIA THURTON I’m on vacation and I feel guilty about it. I know everyone needs time off. I encourage my patients to make...

On Antidepressants? Take These Supplements to Feel Even Better

BY DR LYDIA THURTON I have a secret to tell you. A whole bunch of Canadians are taking anti-depressants and almost no one talks about...

Travel Tips – A Happy Trip is a Healthy Trip

BY DR LYDIA THURTON  A trip to my father’s homeland of Trinidad and Tobago is always a beautiful thing. A culturally rich country with delicious...

Learn to Protect Your Rights as a Patient

DR LYDIA THURTON My best friend has been in the hospital for two weeks, with no end in sight. Originally, she was told that she...

Five Things You Didn’t Know About High Blood Pressure

BY DR LYDIA THURTON High blood pressure frustrates many of my patients. Changes in diet and exercise help but many are told they need medication....

Do These Five Things to Get Over Post-Long-Weekend Blues

BY DR. LYDIA THURTON  Four-day work weeks are great. Having Friday off is amazing. (Happy Canada Day Readers!) No one talks about the week after...

Happiness Now: Get Out of a Rut

BY DR LYDIA THURTON  From grocery store lineups to paying bills, it can be hard to find the joy in everyday life. When we exist...

Got Milk? Rice? Dairy? Soy? I’ll Help You Choose.

BY DR LYDIA THURTON Cow’s milk consumption is on a dramatic decline. Surveys of Canadian households revealed that many of us want vegan options, we...

A Tragic Case of Natural Medicine Gone Wrong

BY DR LYDIA THURTON A little boy died in Lethbridge, Alberta and his parents have been convicted of failing to provide the necessities of life....

An Ode to the Suburban Mother

BY DR LYDIA THURTON  I’d like to discuss a beautiful and hard working type of human being – the suburban mother. As the Toronto area...

Community News

Supporting GTA Seniors A-Supreme Foundation Holds 3rd Annual Grand Charity Gala

BY: JELANI GRANT  Though the Jamaica Diaspora Conference came and went more than two months ago, Jamaicans continue to celebrate 55 years of independence in...

A Brand Of African Inspired Print Skirts For All Women And Girls

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  In a society where Eurocentric fashion styles and brands have predominated the mainstream, one fashion designer has taken on the task of...

SmartTerm Essay Competition for Caribbean Schools

BY: LEANNE BENN When it comes to the education systems in many Caribbean islands, there is one factor that may be common in most public...

From Toronto to Dominica with Love

BY: LEANNE BENN Alone we can do so little and together we can do so much. Those are the words of the local Kaisoca ladies...

JN Foundation Launches Disaster Relief Fund

With all of the recent devastation that has swept through the Caribbean, businesses are rallying together to aid in relief efforts to the islands....