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Breast Healthy Living

Breast Healthy Living

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How lifestyle choices can help shape your risk of breast cancer. It’s never too early to be proactive. Breast cancer ranks as the top health concern for women young and old. In Canada, 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Despite this staggering statistic, we have made little progress in advancing our understanding of how to treat never mind prevent breast cancer. “An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure”. The lack of progress is in...

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Skincare + Menopause: How to Care for Your Skin

Skincare + Menopause: How to Care for Your Skin

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What steps can women in perimenopause/ menopause take to protect their skin? Estrogen loss in the perimenopausal years contributes to rapid facial aging with marked loss of volume and hydration. Women can counteract these changes by consuming ample purified water, eating a diet rich in anti-‐oxidants, and taking extra vitamin D3 in the form of a supplement. Skin care regimens should combine anti-‐oxidant and hydrating nutrients without harmful chemicals such as parabens,...

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Love the Skin You’re In…Pearls to Beautiful Skin and a Radiant You!

Love the Skin You’re In…Pearls to Beautiful Skin and a Radiant You!

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Your skin is your largest organ providing a barrier to protect internal vital organs and forming your appearance and shape. Here are some “pearls” to taking care of this important organ. Reduce oxidative damage- Continued oxidative damage from free radicals deteriorates our skin, damages our DNA and causes aging. Fortunately, we can slow this process by harnessing the powerful effects of antioxidants. Applying antioxidant creams such as vitamin A at bedtime and vitamin C in...

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Breast Cancer – What can be done to reduce your risk?

Breast Cancer – What can be done to reduce your risk?

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Breast cancer results from uncontrolled growth of breast cells. About 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Only 20% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of breast cancer and known gene mutations (such as BRCA1 and BRCA2) account for only 5 to 10% of cases. This means that most breast cancer occurs in women without a family history. Women living in the US have a 10-fold greater risk of dying from...

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An Anti-Aging Alphabet

An Anti-Aging Alphabet

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The aging process is the cumulative effect of oxidative damage and deterioration affecting our cells, tissues and organs. The following “ABC’s of Anti-Aging” lists the top 5 strategies that attempt to halt or reverse this process and extend life. A- Anti Aging Vitamins for Women Anti-oxidants protect from “free radical damage”. Proponents of the “free radical theory of aging” endorse the use of anti-oxidant supplements such as vitamin C, coenzyme Q10,  and N-acetylcysteine...

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