Healthy Living

Companion Planting for a Healthy Garden

How to create garden abundance, improve the environment and your FOOD! Hey family! How’s the garden been growing since our last article on veggie growing last May? Do you have a vibrant thriving garden or is it still a dream left to-do on the “2021 goals list”? In the last article in the Home Sweet Home edition we covered where’s the best place in your yard to grow a garden, how to prepare the...

GROW.EAT.$AVE

Making fruits and vegetables available, accessible, and sustainable by this GROW.EAT.$AVE workshop supports the Ministry of Health’s vision. This workshop encourages the planting of varieties of fruits and vegetables to support eating five servings daily, which can assist in reducing risks of some lifestyle preventable diseases. In the development and maintenance of a productive garden digging, hoeing,...

If You Could Prevent Cancer Would You?

About one of every three residents in Bermuda will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime! Early diagnosis is essential for detecting cancer in the early stages when it is most treatable. Can we do better? Can you reduce your risk of getting cancer in the first place? It may sound too good to be true, but scientists now estimate that up to 75% of cancer deaths can be prevented AND that 30 -...

Farm to Fork – The Importance of Sustainable Eating

Becoming better educated consumers is not only important to our pocket books, but it has other significant impacts you may not be aware of. Of course, we all understand that everything we eat will have some impact on our planet and our health. But did you know that we currently consume 1.6 times what our Earth’s natural resources can supply? (World Wildlife Foundation-WWF) Or that studies have shown...

Healthy Minds

Expert Advice from Dr Grant Farquhar, Consultant Psychiatrist at Kindred Bermuda is overflowing with opportunities to live a healthy lifestyle that is conducive to both healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here are ten scientifically evidence-based things that you can prioritise during your daily life in order to benefit your mental health. 1. Stress: Manage It You cannot eliminate all stressors and...

Gardening Therapy

Expert Advice from Chris Faria, Gardener and Owner of Agra Living Did you know when we get soil under our fingernails it triggers our brain to release serotonin, a natural antidepressant? That’s right, this is thanks to a commonly found bacteria in the soil. What a great reason to spend more time working in the garden, gloveless! Ask anyone that gardens regularly and they can’t help but sing...

Staying Healthy Through a Pandemic

Expert Advice from Dr. Virloy Lewin, Health Promotion Coordinator at the Department of Health COVID-19 has changed many of our daily routines in a way no one expected. While some have returned to work, many are still working from home. With this unprecedented lifestyle shift, there is a potential for the normalization of a more sedentary lifestyle packed with activities like watching television, sitting...

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