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Enjoy the Dragon Year as it should be a lucky one! … By: Dr. Elaine Chin MD

 

Dr. Elaine Chin

 

Dr. Elaine Chin

… is my Medical Doctor and the Founder / Chief Medical Officer for Scienta Health. From time to time we will bring you some of her wisdom and social media posts. Learn more about how you can prevent health calamities and be proactive with your own wellness.

Be Well;

Jim

Visit her at  http://www.scientahealth.com/ & http://drelainechin.com/

 

 

In case you didn’t get started with your 2012 resolutions– I’ve just hit the restart button  ..

 Happy Chinese New Year!

Stay true to your principles, be honest to yourself and practice this Chinese proverb which I endorse:

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”

Enjoy the Dragon Year as it should be a lucky one!

Paula the Pharma Pitchperson: a metaphor for society gone wrong

Butter is her friend. And diabetes, now it seems. Paula Deen is the American icon of the celebrity chef of bad food. She is looked up to by millions of Americans advocating outrageous recipes, like Fried Cheesecake! She has been morbidly obese and has no apologies about it. Now we hear she has been diabetic for 3 years and has come out of the closet, and WHY?

READ: http://drelainechin.com/dr-chins-blog/paula-deen-the-pharma-pitchperson-a-metaphor-for-society-gone-wrong/

A real pain in the foot – Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis involves pain and inflammation at the insertion of the plantar fascia – a fibrous band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot connecting your heel bone to your toes.  There are ways to prevent and cure it – without drugs.  Our Guest writer and Chiropractor colleague – Stephanie Canestraro, D.C.

READ: http://drelainechin.com/advice-from-professionals/plantar-fasciitis-real-pain-in-the-foot/

Get Your Head out of the Sand: You can prevent cancer. 

Most chronic diseases are preventable – including cancer.  It should be no surprise to anyone…that many cancers can be avoided by making the right lifestyle choices.

WATCH: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/brightcovevideo/182595

READ: http://drelainechin.com/citytv-videos/445/

 

Dr. Elaine Chin MD

Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Scienta Health

Yonge Corporate Centre
306-4120 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M2P 2B8
Canada
Phone: 416-222-5880
Toll-Free: 800-813-3255
Fax: 416-222-2885

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January 2012 Mid-Month Resale Prices Up 6% … Following a very strong 2011 market

 

TORONTO, January 17, 2012 Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 1,506 sales through the TorontoMLS® system during the first two weeks of January 2012. This result represented a six per cent increase compared to the first 14 days of January 2011. New listings were also up on a year-over-year basis, but by a lesser 3.7 per cent.
 
“Prices were up for most major home categories in the GTA in comparison to last year. The strongest price growth was for single-detached homes in the City of Toronto. The average price of singles in the 416 area code was up by 22 per cent year-over-year, pointing to a greater weighting of higher end detached homes changing hands compared to the same time last year,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.Summary of TorontoMLS® Sales and Average Price (January 1 – 14)  
“The market didn’t miss a beat after the holiday season, with robust sales growth continuing and sellers’ market conditions remaining in place. Strong competition between buyers continued to push the average selling price higher in the Greater Toronto Area relative to a year ago,” said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President. The average selling price during the first two weeks of 2012 was $444,473 – up by more than 8.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2011.

“Prices were up for most major home categories in the GTA in comparison to last year. The strongest price growth was for single-detached homes in the City of Toronto. The average price of singles in the 416 area code was up by 22 per cent year-over-year, pointing to a greater weighting of higher end detached homes changing hands compared to the same time last year,” said  TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

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James Metcalfe’s Real Estate Update January 2012 … in #OurHomeToronto

Here is our January Real Estate Market Update for Our Home Toronto: You will note 2011 was a Banner Year with Prices up 8% and homes sold up 4%, Real life Legal Insights for condo owners, Decorating Don’ts and the ever popular Pearls of Wisdom … Enjoy and do let us know if you would like to receive this update by email.

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Top 5 Steps To Preparing Your Home For Winter

Canadian winters are cold and damp! Take specific care preparing for these months.

Below are some steps to help you keep your house tip-top condition this winter.

Winterizing Your Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Service your Weather-Specific Equipment

-Drain the gas from your lawnmower
-Clean and store your summer gardening equipment
-Tune up your snowblower
-Make sure you own a working snow shovel and ice chopper
-Have bags of salt or sand to melt the ice.

2) Filling in the Holes

-Walk around your home and pay specific attention to windows, doors and all exterior trim. If you find a draft, caulk around the problem area.
-If your home has a basement, consider protecting its window wells by covering them with plastic shields.
-Install or replace weather stripping on all doors and windows.
-Check for cracks around pipes and electrical outlets entering or exiting the walls. If you find crevice cracks and exposed entry points around pipes; seal them.

3) Inspect Roof, Gutters & Downspouts

-Inspect your attic to make sure you have proper insulation. Proper insulation of your attic prevents warm air from creeping to your roof and causing ice dams.
-Check flashing (find quick definition) to ensure water cannot enter the home.
-Replace broken roof shingles or tiles.
-Clean out your gutters. Consider installing leaf guards on the gutters or extensions on the downspouts to direct water away from the home.

4) HVAC Systems

-Have your heating system checked by a licensed heating/air-conditioning professional. Most furnace manufacturers recommend at least annual inspections.
-Stock up on furnace filters and change them monthly.
-Consider switching out your thermostat for a programmable thermostat.
-If your home is heated by a hot-water radiator, bleed the valves by opening them slightly and when water appears, close them.
-Remove all flammable material from the area surrounding your furnace.

5) Prepare Garden & Outdoor Surfaces for the cold months ahead

-Trim trees if branches hang too close to the house or electrical wires.
-Ask a gardener when your trees should be pruned to prevent winter injury.
-Seal driveways, brick patios and wood decks.
-Move sensitive potted plants indoors or to a sheltered area.

-E.A.M Consulting & James Metcalfe  REALTOR® BROKER

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James Metcalfe’s Real Estate Update November 2011 … in #OurHomeToronto

Here is our November  Real Estate Market Update for Our Home Toronto: You will note Brisk Market continues through October, House -Security-Smart, Condo Corner – Fees, FINTRAC – Money Laundering and the ever popular Pearls of Wisdom … Enjoy and do let us know if you would like to receive this update by email.

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