Category Archives: Health News

National Dental Hygienists Week…

Happy National Dental Hygienists Week (April 8-14)…Put Your Purple On..! What is National Dental Hygienists Week™? The month of April is Oral Health Month and an important part of this celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™, celebrated annually in the … Continue reading

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5 facts about stress

DON’T THINK YOU HAVE STRESS? THINK AGAIN. If you think only tragic events or major catastrophes cause stress, you’re wrong. If you drive a car, pay bills, or have a job, chances are you frequently suffer the consequences of stress. … Continue reading

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April is National Dental Health Month

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4 Reasons to Chew Your Food More

Chew Your Food, Change Your Life When it comes to increased health, it’s not just what we eat but how we eat. Digestion actually begins in the mouth, where contact with our teeth and digestive enzymes in our saliva break … Continue reading

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5 Ways Xylitol Improves Your Dental Health

1. Xylitol reduces the risk of cavities Cavities are typically formed when there is a highly acidic environment in the mouth. This can occur through many different means, including eating and/or drinking acidic beverages and foods (mostly sweets) and fermentable … Continue reading

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The Sweet truth about Xylitol

Dental decay (cavities) remains a significant childhood disease affecting nearly 20 percent of children between the ages of two to four. By age 17, nearly 80 percent of young adults have had a cavity and over two-thirds of adults age … Continue reading

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Cancer threat for men?

Cancer threat for men? Research published recently in The Lancet Oncology, a leading general medical journal, found that men with a history of gum disease are 14 percent more likely to develop cancer than men with healthy gums. In fact, … Continue reading

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Did you know… “The health of your teeth and gums can help predict dementia”

Gary Small M.D Director of  the UCLA Center on Aging says, “The health of your teeth and gums can help predict dementia”. University of Southern California research found that having periodontal disease before age 35 quadrupled the odds of dementia … Continue reading

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Free Dental Awareness Day

As part of dental health month we will be providing a free Dental Awareness Day. This is part of our mission to promote good oral health as well as encouraging good oral hygiene habits every day. We would like to … Continue reading

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Finalist in the Health Award category

On behalf of GIC direct.com Financial Services Ltd., I would like to congratulate you and your business for your achievement of Finalist in the Health Award category at the 2011 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. Bill Ritchie President

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Good for the Soul!

Man’s Best Friend My sister sent me this lovely slide show of people and their dogs. Beautiful pictures and incredibly humbling quotes that I loved and thought you might like too! Dogs and People

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Opportunity for urban-farm model

Diane Brennan, Special to The Daily News writes… Opportunity for urban-farm model

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Backyard farming fight has high stakes countrywide

Derek Spalding, Daily news writes… Backyard farming fight has high stakes countrywide

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Dental clinic gives kids free health assessments

Nanaimo News Bulletin published the following article on the Share a Smile program.

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The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

A Healthier Non-Smoking You!! Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life. Non-smokers have a much lower risk of getting dozens of smoking-related diseases like lung cancer, heart disease, and … Continue reading

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