Entries by The StoneTree Team

Get Those Kids Moving!

A new study published in the Frontiers of Physiology in July offers a glimpse into the possible long-term importance of getting our young ones moving. The study fed a group of baby lab rats a high-fat diet and then separated them into three groups. One group was denied exercise for their whole life, one group was denied exercise until […]

Lazy: A Manifesto

“Life is too short to be busy.” Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing This essay from author Tim Kreider speaks for itself and is absolutely worth the listen. Our addiction to “busyness” as a culture does not make our lives better. It keeps us away from the people and things we love. It gives us a sense […]

Reflux Meds: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Last month, the medical journal BMJ Open published research linking the use of PPI’s, or proton-pump inhibitors, with increased risk of death. PPI’s are frequently used to treat serious gastrointestinal issues like ulcers, GI bleeds and reflux, and are one of the most commonly used classes of drugs. They’re a powerful tool, but research continues to show that long-term […]

Happy Birthday Canada!

We have a lot to celebrate! Canadians are living longer than ever with an average life expectancy of 82 years. Almost 90% of Canadians reported feeling in good to excellent health—the highest proportion of people among G7 countries. 70% of Canadians considered their mental health to be either very good or excellent. The proportion of […]

Recipes From the StoneTree Summer BBQ!

The StoneTree team spent a glorious Friday evening enjoying some delicious food and excellent gin. We though you might enjoy the recipes! Napa Cabbage Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup slivered almonds 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 lb. napa cabbage chopped 2 scallions thinly sliced 1/4 cup […]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: What You Should Know

Vitamin B12 is one of eight B vitamins in your body. (Yes, the numbering is strange. There used to be more labeled B vitamins, but scientists short-listed almost thirty of them down to eight.) Of all the vitamins in the B-complex, though, B12 is the most complicated and arguably the most important. B12 is involved […]

June 3rd is National Health and Fitness Day!

Let’s make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth! We write an annoying amount a lot about the many health benefits of exercise. It really is one of the most important things to do for our overall health, so when we became aware of the Canada’s National Health and Fitness Day we just had to share. The first […]

World Hypertension Day

The international society of hypertension initiated World Hypertension Day in 2005 and has promoted it yearly ever since. Why? Hypertension–you might know it better as high blood pressure–is called the silent killer because people who have it often don’t know it. And it’s a big deal, because the risk of stroke is four times greater in […]

Food Matters (And It Only Took 2000 Years!)

Nearly 2500 years ago, a Greek physician named Hippocrates was busy reinventing medicine. Hippocrates wrote some of the oldest known medical books, and thousands of new physicians are still sworn in each year based on variations of the oath that bears his name. He was the first to describe a number of diseases and conditions and was […]