April 3rd, 2020

Health

No Nonsense Health: How often do your brush your tongue?

By Gifford Jones and Diana Gifford Jones on March 16th, 2020

contact-us@docgiff.com Brushing teeth after meals can prevent tooth decay, save dental bills, and avoid halitosis. But not many know that brushing the tongue helps the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, immune system, and prevents a shocking number of diseases. So, how is the tongue associated with so many diverse problems, and what can you do to prevent ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Don’t worry about things you can’t control

By GILLIAN SLADE on March 16th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Take a deep breath. Relax your shoulders and drop your lower jaw to release tension. So much of our energy, emotionally and physically, is sapped by worrying about things that will not happen or things that we can’t control. If you are worrying unduly about either COVID-19 or something else in your life it ... Read More »

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To Your Health: You’ll be surprised how often you touch your face

By GILLIAN SLADE on March 9th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade I am still hearing lots of questions about protection from COVID-19. Please stop thinking of hand sanitizer as your first line of defence. It is not. Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water is. Sanitizer comes at the end of the line when there is no place to wash your hands. The ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Why are families so polite when loved ones are suffering?

By Gifford Jones on March 9th, 2020

info@docgiff.com@giffordjonesmd Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, was right when he wrote, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” I recently planned to attend a recent health meeting in Vancouver, traveling there by train. But the trip ended abruptly when protesters blocked the rail lines. What is the relevance, you might ask? ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Have a strategy in the store and kitchen

By GILLIAN SLADE on March 2nd, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade If you feel challenged when it comes to managing food prices, especially fresh produce, you are not alone. We all know our diet should include plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit but making that happen can mean having to change our habits. There is no point in buying a whole bag of avocados cheaply ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: More research is killing COVID-19 victims

By Gifford Jones on March 2nd, 2020

info@docgiff.com@GiffordJonesMD Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, wrote “There is a stupid corner in the brain of every wise man.” The best current example is the appalling lack of action by the Chinese government to fight COVID-19 with high doses of vitamin C – both as a clinical treatment for those who are infected and as a ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Report calls sleep the third pillar of health

By Gifford Jones on February 24th, 2020

info@docgiff.com@giffordjonesmd Sleep, it’s not the most exciting topic. But a report from Tufts University says sleep is the third pillar of health along with diet and activity. Besides, we spend a third of our lives sleeping, and if you sleep poorly, it can trigger a cascade of health problems. José Ordovás, professor of nutrition at ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Drink up, your health depends on it

By GILLIAN SLADE on February 24th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade In the summer there seem to be plenty of reasons to drink tall glasses of chilled water or another beverage but not so much in the winter. Many years ago when we drank more coffee in a day than was good for us, this hot drink did help us stay warm on a chilly ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Making small changes can leave you feeling recharged

By GILLIAN SLADE on February 10th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Do you feel as though you need a vacation? Most of us feel that way at this time of year but it is not possible for us all to take advantage of that for a variety of reasons. Well you know what they say – a change is as good as a holiday. With ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Why don’t we send a planeload of Medi-C Plus to China?

By Gifford Jones on February 10th, 2020

info@docgiff.com@GiffordJanesMD One of my sons has been in the travel business for years. Today he said, “We’ve cancelled all of our tours to China due to the coronavirus scare.” I replied, “That’s unfortunate, but if we don’t send tourists just now, perhaps we should be sending Medi-C Plus. I’ve been arguing for years that high ... Read More »

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