Is your multivitamin doing enough?

We understand—getting your proper vitamins and minerals through diet can be tough. And while taking a multivitamin isn’t a cure-all for all of your issues, it can help to give…

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Is your favourite sweetener making you gain weight?

Put down the artificial sweeteners: a new study has identified erythritol, a sugar alcohol found in many low-calorie foods, as a biomarker for increasing fat mass.   Erythritol occurs naturally…

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Kick your late night snacking habit with these tips

Close that fridge door—your late night snacking habit could be causing you to gain weight.   Over the past decade, a variety of studies have shown that those who eat…

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Is yogurt key in avoiding osteoporosis?

While it is well-understood that dietary calcium is key in promoting bone health, a recent study shows that yogurt, specifically, may be a champion of bone strength.   A study…

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Got recurring UTIs? This could be the cause

If you have recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs), a kind of vaginal bacteria may be at fault. These microbes, known as Gardnerella vaginalis, were the subject of a U Washington…

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Can breastfeeding prevent wheezing and asthma among infants?

According to research out of the University of Manitoba, breastfeeding could help to reduce wheezing and asthma in infants. Meghan Azad, co-author of the study, says she hopes this sort…

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Drink to your health! Wine may protect against neuronal death

Good news for wine lovers: a brand-new study shows that moderate wine intake can help to fight off neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline.   A group of scientists out of…

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Is fasting an effective dieting method for weight loss?

In today’s world of dieting, fasting has become one of the most talked-about and practiced methods for weight loss. However, just how harmful is this practice to your body? Moreover,…

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How much do you really know about fibre?

BY GLENDA BRITTON, RHN As a nutritionist, part of my job is to debunk the myths surrounding different foods and nutrients. Sometimes, this gets pretty complicated: nutrition is rarely a…

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Want to improve your relationship? Think about sex more!

While helping out around the house, listening to your partner, and being kind are all typical pieces of relationship advice, here’s one you may not have heard: let your mind…

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Is this soy sauce alternative your new favourite health booster?

THIS ALTERNATIVE TO SOY SAUCE GIVES YOUR MEALS A MUCH-NEEDED HEALTH KICK By Melissa Smith, CNP These days, you’re rarely hard-pressed to find some sort of coconut product on any…

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Feeling anxious? Give meditation a try

If you’re feeling anxious, meditation may be the best way to help control your thoughts. A new study out of the University of Waterloo notes that just 10 minutes of…

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Strengthen your pelvic floor—and your core—with these exercises

While its importance is apparent, your pelvic floor probably doesn’t get much attention during your workouts. It’s time to change that—here’s how to work this vital area into your routine….

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Lights out! Regular bedtimes could help to lessen kids’ obesity risk

A new study reveals that your kids’ bedtime routine may be more important than you’d originally thought. Released by Ohio State University, the research suggests that family structure, including regular…

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Is alcohol consumption ruining your skin?

That glass of pinot grigio or rye and ginger may sound delicious—but it may be hurting your skin’s health.   A new study out of the American Academy for Dermatology…

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Why are your nails yellow?

No, we’re not talking about a sunny hue of nail polish. More and more, women are noticing a yellowish tinge in their natural nail beds—so what causes this issue, and…

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Homeopathy: pet’s best friend?

While homeopathy’s benefits have been well-touted for human patients, its applications in the veterinary world are not heavily discussed.   According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMA), homeopathy is…

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Case the Joint

DEALING WITH THE EVERYDAY DIFFICULTIES OF JOINT PAIN—THE NATURAL WAY BY CAYLA RAMEY   Reaching for a coffee mug is a common way to start the morning. Yet the motion…

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Could homeopathy help to tackle the H1N1 virus?

A group of researchers out of Bangalore, India, have discovered that a combination of allopathic and homeopathic drugs may help to build immunity against the H1N1 virus, commonly known as…

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Is soda the new tobacco?

In recent years, soda has been identified as a major player in the global diabetes and obesity epidemics. In response to this, a variety of public health organizations have begun…

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Why should you move your workout outdoors?

The weather has finally jumped into the double digits, making now the perfect time to ditch your indoor workout for something more scenic. However, it’s not just the view you’ll…

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Not Adding Up

Could added ingredients be the source of your food intolerance? BY CAYLA RAMEY   If your grocery list was made up of the ingredients used in your favourite packaged goods,…

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Organic produce: worth the splurge?

Although many of today’s consumers are encouraged to buy organic produce where they can, these goods often come with a price tag. That being said, there are some fruits and…

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A Better Whey

Want to build muscle, lose weight, and boost health? While many individuals think of protein powder as something made exclusively for meatheads at the gym, this perception is far from…

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Behind the Glitz and Glamour

Arnica montana is one of Hollywood’s favourite health cabinet weapons—and now it’s at your fingertips! BY CORRINA MOSCA Some of Hollywood’s health and beauty tricks—like bee- sting therapy and “vampire”…

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