COVID-19 – How is this crisis different from 2000 and 2008?

In line with our mission to keep you well-informed, we would like to address some of the many questions that we have received in the past weeks regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Nader recorded our first video from his house, as our whole team is working from home. We hope you enjoy it. It’s been a […]

COVID-19: Taking care of your emotions in times of crisis

In times of crises the media noise can elevate some people’s levels of stress and this can represent a hidden problem that should be looked at. In his article Protective and Damaging Effects of Stress Mediators, Neuroscientist Bruce McEwen1 summarized the very diverse effects associated with chronic stress. Perhaps the most common one is high […]

Pharmacogenetics:

Advances in science and technology are bringing an unprecedented level of personalization to healthcare. Personally-tailored medicine is giving doctors new information so they can prescribe treatments that are the best fit for your individual physiology. One element of personalized medicine is pharmacogenetics, the process of looking at a person’s genetic code so doctors can understand […]

Isolation

When thinking of health risks, some are more obvious than others. Sugar, a sedentary lifestyle, excessive use of alcohol or the abuse of drugs – these are all things we understand to be unhealthy (and they are). However, many hidden dangers can be as bad for one’s health as the more overt ones, if not […]

Rising Healthcare Costs and Your Retirement

When an individual plans for retirement, they often think of how much money is needed to fund their lifestyle. This is important, as one’s housing, travel and spending habits are personal and will affect their retirement income needs. However, many Canadians fail to anticipate the full cost of healthcare in their older years. It’s not […]

Turning “Type 1” into “Type None”

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an un-curable disease. Millions of Canadians face an ongoing struggle to manage blood sugar levels, balancing food intake with constant insulin injections. As some may know, I am also a type 1 diabetic and I’m no stranger to the daily routines and disciplines required to control this disease. I’m sending […]

Innovations in Health

Canadian researchers in Waterloo, Ontario have found a way to use artificial intelligence (AI) and data from wearable, health-monitoring technology to detect potential health problems in users. Many of our clients are FitBit owners (or use a comparable product). This comes as no surprise, as 1 in 6 people in the United States of America […]

How to Optimize Your Memory and Prevent Cognitive Impairment

WHEN? Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:00 – 5:59 pm Rachel will focus on how to prevent cognitive impairment and more specifically discuss: How memory functions change with age The impact of lifestyle on memory The risk associated with dementia How to improve memory capabilities About Dr. Rachel Goodman: Rachel received her doctorate in clinical psychology […]

The Negative Effects of Multitasking

It’s a phrase that often appears on a job seeker’s resume: ‘excellent multitasker’. As so many of us list it among our professional skills, the ability to multitask is thought to be an asset. But what if tackling several tasks at once not only makes us less effective, it actually has a negative effect on […]

Exercise for Ageing Muscles

Our team has long held the philosophy that health, wealth and happiness are intertwined. After all, what genuine benefit can be had from wealth without health and happiness to anchor one’s days? We like to think of this combination as the complete package; a package to provide security, peace of mind and a truly fulfilled […]