HEALTHY KNOWLEDGE (HK) MAGAZINE We are a privately owned Canadian company that operates out of Ontario, Canada. Our readers and distribution are global. HK is the only monthly ethnic health magazine published in Canada.


Sophie Trudeau

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DAY AFTER DAY I am so thankful for and keen to benefit from, the reservoir of knowledge that I gain from the documents that pass over my desk, and the folk I meet. Meeting readers most of whom I have never seen before, and having them say, “I saw this magazine at work… at my mother’s… at a friend,” is always a joy. It  news me to do it again and again; as we are celebrating this month our 12th anniversary.

HK’s  entire  magazine  and  web  site  are  your  platforms  for  health  knowledge. The information which is often hidden within the pages of mainstream media, finds a place of honor in HK. It is the place where information is disseminated for our community, and is an information source for ethnic health, wellness tips and lifestyle trends.

This month’s cover is graced for Mother’s Day with Sophie  Gregoire  Trudeau.  The  spouse  of Prime Minister Justice Trudeau and mother of 3, ages 13, 11 and 6. She has an innate grace and style that  one  may  be  tempted  to  address  her  as Lady  Sophie.  The  ease  of  her  personality  reflects  a person you can share a good laugh with. She is a reliable source who champions the rights of women and girls globally……more  on  page  30.

May month is a noticeable change of season for us in Canada. As the temperatures get warm we fling off the heavy winter gear. It’s now a time to beautify ourselves from the inner out from skincare to fitness exercises, mental health and foods are just a few articles we share in this issue, to enhance your lifestyle in good health.

Good health starts with Good Choices


About us

PUBLISHER: Liz E. Philbert


We are a privately owned Canadian company that operates out of Ontario, Canada. Our readers and distribution are global. HK is the only monthly ethnic health magazine published in Canada.

We have developed a wellness, ethnic health and lifestyle magazine to deliver and share that valuable information and data; Knowledge is Power!

HK magazines are on the high-quality stock from cover to cover, full color, bold easy to read the textand beautifully stylized. The magazine contents flourish with ethnic health alerts and wellness, food values, global health disparities, well written factual and informative articles, plus international profiles.

Our team is made up of experienced writers and medical professionals globally.

Studies have shown that different ethnic groups react differently towards the same treatment, and are more prone to different types of diseases. Better health choices can be made with useful and reliable health information specifically for our genes.

Healthy Knowledge (HK) magazine is for everyone. HK will remind you of the value of feeling good, feeling well.

Our motto: Good health starts with good choices.

  Mission Statement

HK is a health, wellness and lifestyle magazine, for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of people, and ethnic health and well-being.

Purpose: A Platform

  • to share      health and lifestyle information 
  • to      enlighten on ethnic health disparities 

Business: Health and lifestyle research, public education, and advocacy.

Guiding Principle: (Healthy) Knowledge is Power.


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MAY is Skin Cancer Awareness Month


 One in four people who have had melanoma - (cancer of the skin) -- did not use sunscreen when outside for more than one hour.    

Facts About Skin Cancer

· Skin cancer and melanoma account for about 50% of all types of cancers diagnosed combined.

· Skin cancer is one of the more preventable types of cancer.

· More than 90% of skin cancer is causes by excessive exposure to the sun.

· Each hour, 1 person dies from skin cancer. 

Sunscreen is crucial for protection from the sun’s harmful UVB rays, which burn the skin and lead to cancer.  Skin cancers are on the rise among African Americans - while we may not be diagnosed with the disease as frequently as whites, they are more likely to die from melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. -   

Sunbathing was part of a health culture twenty years or so ago

Over-exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation is known to cause serious health consequences, including sunburn, skin cancer, eye damage, and a weakening of the immune system. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause sunburns and skin cancer. It is important to wear sunscreen, along with other sun protective measures, to protect yourself from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.     

Exposure to UV radiation, primarily UVB, can cause sunburns and may eventually result in skin cancer. It is important to note that while sunscreens can help reduce sunburn, they are not as effective against the other harmful effects of UV rays, like premature aging of the skin and depression of the immune system.

Sunscreens work to prevent the harmful UV rays from penetrating the skin. There are two main types of radiation, UVA and UVB radiation. It is important that your sunscreen has the necessary ingredients to protect the skin from both of these radiations. All sunscreens have a sun protection factor (SPF) on their labels. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and the number of SPF that you choose determines how long you can remain in the sun without getting burned

The SPF varies depending on the nature of the sun blocking ingredients in the product. Since the SPF refers only to protection against UVB, it is important to choose a "broad spectrum" sunscreen that also protects you from UVA radiation.

 The two basic ingredients that every sunscreen should have are called, Chemical Blocks and Physical Blocks. Chemical blocks prevent sunlight from penetrating the sunscreen block and entering the skin. Chemical blocks are also absorbed into the skin. Physical blocks are not absorbed into the skin. When sunlight hits the physical block, it is reflected and bounces away from the skin. 

Health Canada recommendation

During outdoor activities, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. 

When the UV index is three or higher, you should also wear protective clothing and a large-brimmed hat.



There is no life without water!

Cycle of Elements

Wood – Fire – Earth - Metal - Water

The first element is wood as it signifies the beginning of new life.

The second element is fire signifying yang or male energy.

The third element is earth.

The fourth is the metal

The fifth and key element in feng shui is water


Work - paid, voluntary, home duties, study

Personal Development – Identity, self-esteem, learning & stimulation

Social - family, friends, groups, teams

Spiritual - values, beliefs, religion, heart and mind

Heart and Mind – managing emotions and thinking

Physical - exercise, sport, activity, diet, health

Relaxation - leisure, rest


Ovarian Cancer


By Race And Ethnicity.

White women had the highest incidence rate for ovarian cancer. Hispanic women had the second highest rate of getting ovarian cancer, followed by black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.   

Who Gets Ovarian Cancer?

All women are at risk for ovarian cancer, but older women are more likely to get the disease than younger women. About 90% of women who get ovarian cancer are older than 40 years of age, with the greatest number of cases occurring in women aged 60 years or older. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. But when ovarian cancer is found in its early stages, treatment is most effective. Ovarian cancer often causes signs and symptoms, so it is important to pay attention to your body and know what is normal for you. Symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see your doctor, nurse, or other health care professional.


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