Did you know that 9 out of 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke?

The good news is that we can take control of our heart health. By adopting a heart-healthy diet and making healthy lifestyle choices you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 84%.


Increased Workplace Stress is Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes

In 2016 Statistics Canada reported that 7% of Canadians 12 and older (~2.1 million people) were diagnosed with diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes (DM2) is primarily attributed to poor diet, obesity and aging. Diabetes may lead to nerve damage, amputations, blindness, heart disease and strokes.


8 Winter Activities to Keep the Family Active

Winter can be a time of overindulgence and minimal activity, but those that embrace this cold season tend to find that it has much to offer in the way of family bonding. Interested in helping your loved ones get off the couch? Keep reading for tips and tricks on how to keep your family active and together this winter season.


Skip the Coffee: 10 Alternative Ways to Boost Energy

Contrary to popular belief, you can’t survive on coffee alone to boost your energy. It seems that more people are actually opting to ditch the java in favour of nutritional drinks, vitamins, and midday snacks. Below are just a few of the ways you can boost energy levels without having to purchase another cup of joe.


Your time to thrive!

If we think about our health like a retirement fund, we can see that the sooner we begin to make deposits, the quicker the benefits add up and the greater the contributions, the “healthier” the withdrawals later in life.


Take an iron supplement but do these things too

A lack of iron is literally a drag. It sucks away our energy, productivity and optimism. Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. Taking a fast-acting and long lasting supplement like Platinum Naturals’ EasyIron and EasyIron Extra Gentle is one ingredient to a program of getting more healthy activity back in our day. Here are other things you can do to boost your energy while taking iron supplements.


8 Natural Immune Boosters to Avoid Getting Sick This Season

Your immune system is your first line of defense against illness. In order to build a strong one, you need the right tools. The following eight proven natural immune boosters work to prevent colds and flu when taken daily.


Curcumin – Worth Its Weight in Gold for Pain and Inflammation

Turmeric root, which gives Indian curry its bright yellow colour, is a member of the ginger family and is native to southern parts of Asia. On the outside, Turmeric looks like a small ginger root, but when cut open the inside is a deep orange or yellow.

PHP Fatal Error

A fatal error has occured during the attempt to resize the "" image.

Possible causes and their solutions (in the order of occurence) are:

  1. Your webserver has low PHP memory limit.
    Locate "php.ini" file on your webserver and change "memory_limit" variable to at least "128MB" or ideally "256MB". If you do not know how this works, ask your hosting company to do this for you.

  2. Your webserver does not have the "GD" PHP extension installed or is using a wrong version that is incompatible with the version of PHP that your webserver is running. It is a necessary PHP extension that allows image resizing.
    Ask your hosting company to install the "GD" PHP extension on your webserver.

  3. The image that you have uploaded and tried to resize is too large. This can be stressful on your webserver.
    Reupload the image with smaller dimensions and size. We don't recommend uploading images larger than 2000x2000px and with size no more than 2MB.

  4. You are resizing the image to a very large resolution like 2000x2000px and larger. This can be stressful on your webserver.
    Do not resize images to resolutions larger than 2000x2000px.

  5. The /wp-content/uploads/freshizer/ directory does not exist on your webserver.
    Using your favorite FTP program, manually create this directory and set it's permissions to 0644.

  6. Your webserver has (almost) no disk space left.
    Double-check if there is enough free space left on your webserver disk.

Error details:

array(4) {
  string(45) "Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded"
  string(93) "/var/www/platinum/wp-content/plugins/fresh-framework/framework/extern/freshizer/freshizer.php"