Thursday, April 23, 2009


Ladies, if you're looking for a tasty treat that COULD help in the prevention of breast cancer? Try munching on walnuts! According to new research, Walnuts provide women with Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Antioxidants and Phytosterols which combined, could help in reducing breast cancer!

While we're on the topic of health and women, another new study has found that the longer a woman breast feeds her baby, the lower her risk for having a heart attack or stroke. Great news, considering much of what we hear in regards to breast feeding has to do with the benefits for baby!
Researchers looked at thousands of post-menopausal women and found that those who breast fed for at least a month had lower rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol......all risks for heart disease. Women who breast fed their babies for more than a year, were 10% less likely to have had a heart attack, stroke or developed heart disease than women who'd never breast fed.
Here's to health benefits for Mama!

Have a great week.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Can't get this UK Track Outta My Head...

To work in an industry like mine, (radio) it can be difficult to keep my i-pod music "fresh" for my workouts! I'm always looking for obscure tracks to add...the more upbeat, the better.
Last week I found one of those songs....the track is called "Better Off As Two" by Frankmusik (aka Vincent Frank). Frankmusik is a British electropop musician who has a debut album that'll be released on the other side of the pond this summer. Even in the U-K, this song is considered "new music"!
Give it a listen and PLEASE, let me know of any other upbeat-fun-new songs I should be adding to my i-pod!! Oh, and one more thing. Great track from Vancouver's Marianas Trench that you should add to your workout list....."Cross My Heart"!
Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Disposing of the Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL)

In honour Of Earth Day I've been posting daily "Green Tips" on my Facebook and Twitter pages. One of my recent tips was regarding the use of CFLs. One of our Energy listeners (Kimberly), sent me some additional information regarding the disposal of these particular light bulbs! Read on....

I remember seeing your recent earth tip about using CFL light bulbs. I don't remember if you also mentioned recycling them. If not, it might be a good follow up tip :) I recently learned that they contain mercury and must not be thrown in the garbage and the city of calgary does not recylce them. I called 3-1-1 and they said that Home depot supposedly will take them and recycle them. Here is a website I found on a "Project Porchlight" bulb I was given at work: - Find Recycling Centers and Learn How To Recycle
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.

Thanks for the info. Kimberly...Happy Recycling!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Going GREEN!

“Going Green” is all the rage. Some people do a lot of talking about it and some people actually practice what they preach.
One lady who falls into the latter half of the above statement is Kaayla Canfield, author of the book “Simply Going GREEN in 3 Years or Less”. In the book’s foreword, Calgary Mayor, Dave Bronconnier writes “Supporting citizens to take action at home, at work and in all parts of their daily lives is the first step. This book offers a number of suggestions we can all take to green our lifestyles”.
Just peruse the table of contents and you’ll see, this book covers everything “green”…from Organic Food and Renovations to Green Wedding Tips and Our Precious Little Ones!!
“Simply Going GREEN in 3 Years or Less” is sold through Kaayla’s website, at Pages Book store in Kensington, Amaranth Whole Foods and at the U of C book store!

GO GREEN!! Earth Day is tomorrow.