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DND struggles to fill mental health positions nine months after suicide crisis

OTTAWA — Almost nine months after promising to make the hiring of mental health staff a priority for the Canadian Forces, 40 positions — nearly 10 per cent of the military’s mental health workforce — remain vacant across the country, according to new figures released by National Defence.

The information comes as a series of emails show the military was scrambling prior to the last federal budget to avoid further cuts in its medical branch, all at a time when several soldiers took their own lives and some 35 others tried to do the same. READ

Tips on crafting tasty healing teas

Part of a herbalist’s job is creating individualized formulations for her clients. Formulation is as much as science as an art. Crafting formulas with several herbs is one of the more challenging and rewarding aspects of being a herbalist. READ

Probiotics can change your life

It may not be what’s trending on Twitter right now, but it is certainly coming to the forefront of more people’s nutritional conversations, as it should. READ

The future of our health — well-being for kids

After presenting to a group of middle school students on the topic of nutrition recently, I got a taste of what it would be like to be a parent — tough. READ

Give body the help it needs

By the time we’re 30 years old and beyond, our lives have undergone a great deal of change. Often we are on our second career, we’re starting a family — whatever it is, it’s safe to say life has really changed. For most of us through our mid-20s to our mid-60s, much of our time is spent on our working life. READ

Woman loses over half of her body weight

Alicia Snell stepped on her new scale and stared at the number. 28 pounds. READ

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