February 20th, 2020


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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Doctor Game: Experts on potential of nutrients to fight coronavirus

By Gifford Jones on February 3rd, 2020

info@docgiff.com@GiffordJonesMD Why “needless” deaths from this threatening virus? Because doctors, health authorities, hospital administrators and politicians have not read history. Not even the Chinese! This week several members of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (OMNS) were asked, “How would you treat the coronavirus?” Here are opinions of experts who study the potential of nutrients to ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Gloves will limit your virus exposure

By GILLIAN SLADE on February 3rd, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Even though, as of Friday writing, there are no cases of coronavirus in Alberta, we are constantly reminded of the “threat” with frequent news reports. The coronavirus notwithstanding, we are in the middle of the influenza season and at least 20 people have died in Alberta. That is not meant to scare you but ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Book offers tips to get variety, joy in your life

By GILLIAN SLADE on January 27th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade At least the frigid weather is over for now but the snow grunge still has a way of making this time of the year difficult for many of us. It is time to “Spice Up Your Life,” as author Rosabella Daugela says in her book about ways to be happier. Daugela lets us know ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Rotten law, rotten politicians and rotten eggs keep MAID in limbo

By Gifford Jones on January 27th, 2020

info@docgiff.com@giffordjonesmd How long will patients, those dying in pain, have to endure the political nonsense surrounding the law, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)? The government has announced it will conduct yet another survey to determine if Canadians want to modify its incomplete law. Why another survey, another expense? The current MAID law has horrendous and ... Read More »

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To Your Health: Human interaction key to a healthy lifestyle

By Gillian Slade on January 20th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A fast food restaurant in town, one often frequented by seniors, is currently undergoing reconstruction for automatic ordering machines to be installed. One set of automatic check-outs in a supermarket was soon doubled in capacity while the number of cashiers was reduced at a supermarket. Perhaps because of the extreme cold this week my ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Can pet therapy be unconditionally good for your health?

By Gifford Jones on January 20th, 2020

info@docgiff.com@giffordjonesmd Harry Truman, when elected President of the U.S., was well aware of the potential hazards of his job. He famously remarked, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Truman was a good judge of character and knew a dog would always provide him with unconditional loyalty, regardless of cutthroat politics in ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: Sugar, not fat, is responsible for heart attack

By Gifford Jones on January 13th, 2020

info@docgiff.com@giffordjonesmd What can we learn from history? Dr. John Yudkin, Professor of Nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College of London, made headlines in 1972 when his book was published, “Pure White and Deadly.” Yudkin’s research convinced him it was not fat that caused heart attack, but sugar. So has history proved him right? And is sugar ... Read More »

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Doctor Game: How much did you learn in 2019?

By Gifford Jones on January 6th, 2020

info@docgiff.com@giffordjonesmd Another year has come and gone. I wonder how much readers learned about lifestyle in 2019? Here are 20 statements, true or false. 1. 17 million North Americans take a daily heartburn drug, such as Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid every day. Taking them for a year or longer increases the risk of heart attack ... Read More »

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