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KICK YOUR BLUES TO THE CURB WITH THESE 5 STEPS YOUR MENTAL WELLNESS MATTERS

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Winter may be almost over  but these house rules for your mind and body should be all year round. Rules should include routine visits with your physician, consulting with a health advocate, eating right and staying active especially as the season changes. Did you know that between 60% and 90% of people with SAD are women? It’s true. If you are a female between fifteen and fifty five, you are more likely to develop S.A.D. It’s been noted that during the winter months we all tend to get comfortable, let’s remember that those yummy comfort foods help to add those extra winter pounds.  It also  has been noted that during the winter  higher incidences of S.A.D and depression have been found but before you start self diagnosing   your self let's go over S.A.D  Whatis S.A.D – Seasonal Affective Disorder? Many people experience seasonal changes in feelings of well-being and in energy, sleep patterns and eating patterns, to a greater or lesser degree generally called the “Winter Blues”.  But…

15 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH THIS IS A MAJOR KEY ALERT

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IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH  TODAY WITH THIS  CHALLENGE 
Hey, it's your girl JA Nursing here,  I remember back in the days,  I used to think that 40 was the year that represented old age but, forgive me for being conceited  but that is no longer the truth. I have plenty of  friends that will be turning 40 in 2016 . It truly seems like I am a part of the new elite 40 club.  Change is good especially if it becomes continuous   Forget the excuses.  Just for today, focus on the many ways that you can improve your health.  I  have been blogging for quite some time now and  I thank each and every one of you for taking the time to read  my blogs and my articles in the TorontoCaribbeanNewspaper .     I have managed to do all of these steps in an attempt to keep myself rejuvenated.  My ask the expert platform gives you an opportunity to ask a health question that I will answer.  Doing things gradually is a sure fire way to keep the habit going.  I follow Dj Khaled because his motivation to be at h…

Find Out Why Should Be ADDING OATMEAL TO YOUR LIFE

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Happy Nutrition Month to you all   it's your Girl JA Nursing  here, you know it's winter when the porridge starts bubbling in my Kitchen. As your Advocate, I am constantly searching for ways to keep you knowledgeable. Remember Lack of Knowledge Is a Disease 
If you are from a West Indian  background  you know all about #OATs,  Oatmeal the Almighty Stamina ingredient, but check out the other great benefits of eating oatmeal.  As we Move into March lets remember that March is  National Nutrition Month. One of the most  comment questions asked   is  whether  oatmeal is Gluten Free? Oats do contain some gluten called Avenin, but it is a bit different to the gluten found in wheat.  Some people with Celiac Disease  a disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food.
 can tolerate oats.  Most oats have been cross-contaminated with gluten at the farm where it is produced cited by many sites however   I…

Did You know That The Irish Began Arriving In Jamaica As Early As 1641? Happy St Patrick's Day

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Originally published March 17, 2015 




Good morning world
Hi, its your girl JA Nursing here  Today's St Patricks Day or  as  some would say St Patty's Day. As Parents, it is always important to learn so you  can teach. 
  I was asked some time ago from my kids  why they had to celebrate  ST Patrick's day?  As a Canadian,  I must admit I didn't know why we celebrated it  either.  With the  last name Smith  (The surname Smith is particularly prevalent among those of English and Irish descent),  I was also curious.   AM I IRISH? They have always said that the Irish and Jamaican mesh =Get along  so let's,  find out whats the  real deal about St Patricks Day.


Did you know that  Sir Alexander Bustamante, National Hero and first Prime Minister of Jamaica, used to boast that he was 50 per cent Irish, 50 per cent Jamaican and  10 per cent Arawak. Well known for his humorous nature, charm and charisma, 'Busta' as he is affectionately known, When you think of the Irish diaspo…