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  • A HAPPY 2018 TO EVERYONE

    January 01, 2018

    A very happy, healthy, and wealthy New Year to everyone.  May all your wishes for the future bear fruition.  Make a commitment to yourself that you refuse to carry all the baggage of the past with you.  Indeed it will otherwise get heavier and heavier by the day. Commit to only focussing on the things that you personally can change in your life (with help if necessary).  Let go of the rest.  Invest time in your wellness on a daily basis.  Focus on the following 10 activities of wellness, namely; spirituality, exercise, proper nutrition, an active relaxation techni...

  • “Dignity” and Hope - World Mental Health Day

    October 09, 2015

    Mental illness will affect every single one of us.    As we progress through our life stages from pre-birth, to late adulthood and eventual death (1) every single one of us is vulnerable to mental illness or its effects.   While we may be personally spared the challenges of having a mental disorder, we may still be affected through a family member, a child, parent, grandparent, uncle/aunt/cousin/nephew; or through a member of our extended family.  Alternatively we may be affected by the experience of a traumatic event such as the 911 World Twin Towers disaster or t...

  • World Suicide Prevention Day

    September 10, 2015

    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  It is reported, by the World Health Organization, that there are 800 000 deaths by suicide every year worldwide (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs398/en/).  The population of San Francisco is 852, 469 (July 2014) – this is  equivalent to losing this whole city to suicide every year.   What can we do as individuals to prevent suicide?  We can be there for our friends, family, neighbors, co-workers.  We may never know what someone is going through.  Just because someone may look happy on the outside, ...

  • Exercise Guidelines for Pregnancy

    January 26, 2015

    Popular opinion regarding exercise during pregnancy has changed drastically over the last 30 years.  Pregnancy was once viewed as a “delicate state,” and pregnant women were told to avoid physical exertion to keep their babies safe.  Luckily, science has prevailed, and the evidence is clear: the more fit and healthy a mom is before and during pregnancy, the easier her labour will be, the healthier the baby will be and the faster it will be for the mom to get her pre-baby body back. If you are already active, you can continue your exercise program; if you are new to exerci...

  • Learn to Speak Dreamish in Five Easy Steps

    February 13, 2014

    The following article is adapted from Chapter 3 of the book The Dreamworking Manual–A Guide to Using Dreams in Health Care by Christopher Sowton, N.D. Both this article and the book are general guides and should not be used as a substitute for consulting a qualified health-care professional. The author and publishers are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the information in this book. It is the responsibility of the reader to consult a health-care professional regarding any serious issues with his or her health, emotional life, or psycholo...

  • Yoga for Insomnia

    January 27, 2014

    Are you punching your pillow and kicking your sheets, succumbing to the overwhelming frustration that results from an inability to sleep? You’re not alone! 3.3 million Canadians are suffering from insomnia (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/051116/dq051116a-eng.htm). That is 1 in 7 Canadians who are having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.   For those individuals struggling to sleep and looking for an alternative treatment to medication, some researchers are suggesting yoga. In particular, Dr. Khalsa, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has...

  • To Cook or Not to Cook?

    January 27, 2014

    It is not always easy for the ordinary person to know whether it is better to cook (fry, grill, microwave, poach, bake, roast, barbeque, baste, boil, steam etc.) or to eat food raw.  Raw foods have been eaten since time immemorial, as the advent of man’s control of fire (1) did not come until much later in evolution (2). It is, however, not entirely clear whether eating raw food may be historically inadvisable.  Richard Wrangham, a Harvard anthropologist, has argued that ancient man (Hominids) became today’s man, ie – acquired traits like big brains and new facial ...

  • Welcome To CAMSpecialistsConnect.com

    January 27, 2014

      I wish to welcome you to the CAMSpecialistsConnect website.  I am hoping that you will enjoy reading about the three levels of health prevention; in particular how to prevent yourself from developing diseases or ailments of one kind or another.    I am hoping that through education we can create a healthier environment where we can all thrive and achieve our full potential.       I believe that we can give everyone hope that they can make the difference to their health and wellness and protect themselves from diseases and disabilities.  &nbs...


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