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Omega-3s – A Smart Choice for Your Heart & Brain

Omega-3s – A Smart Choice for Your Heart & Brain

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Omega-3 fatty acids are popularly known for their heart health benefits. Numerous studies have shown that these beneficial fatty acids can help reduce triglycerides, calm inflammation and help prevent clotting – important attributes for prevention of heart disease. However, the benefits of omega-3s extend well beyond the heart to the joints, skin and brain. When it comes to brain health, omega-3s are integral to the development and maintenance of the brain as well as...

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Thinking of a Weight Loss Cleanse ? Spring Cleaning Your Body

Thinking of a Weight Loss Cleanse ? Spring Cleaning Your Body

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With spring around the corner many of us think of cleaning our homes, clearing out our closets, and getting rid of clutter. But how about spring cleaning your body? Are there any benefits to doing a weight cleanse, detox program or fast? Here are some factors to consider: Our bodies work hard every day to detoxify and eliminate waste and harmful chemicals we ingest or are exposed to through our diet and environment. Our primary detoxifying organs are our colon, liver,...

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What Causes Constipation In Women?

What Causes Constipation In Women?

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If you suffer from chronic constipation, you’re not alone.  Find out what causes constipation in women – and four strategies to help you relieve it.   Gas, bloating and constipation are common problems that women struggle with occasionally and even regularly (pun not intended.) In fact, digestive problems are one of the most common reason that people visit their doctor and pharmacy. Having digestive distress is not only uncomfortable but it can cause other...

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Prenatal Vitamins and Breastfeeding

Prenatal Vitamins and Breastfeeding

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August is National Breastfeeding Month. In honor of this we have interviewed Sherry Torkos, pharmacist, mom and author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine to get her insight on what new mom’s should know about vitamins and breastfeeding.

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Stress and Weight Gain

Stress and Weight Gain

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If you are trying to slim down for summer, and despite eating healthy and exercising you aren’t getting the results you want, then it is time to consider other factors that can affect your body weight, such as stress. In this two-part blog I discuss how stress contributes to weight gain and what you can do about it.

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Picking a Probiotic

Picking a Probiotic

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Looking to boost your beneficial bacteria with a probiotic supplement? With so many products available how do you choose a good probiotic for women?

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Fighting the Flu

Fighting the Flu

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Winter is upon us and ‘tis the season to be sneezing! Winter colds and flu bring on days of miserable symptoms, with sore throat, coughing and congestion, and they are also a leading cause of lost work and school days.

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The ABCs of Getting ZZZ

The ABCs of Getting ZZZ

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If you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, wake too early or feel tired, groggy and have difficulty concentrating during the day, you could have a sleep disorder, such as insomnia.

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How Exercise Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

How Exercise Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

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Regular exercise is known to lower a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. This has been well documented in a number of studies, but the way in which exercise provides protection has not been clearly understood. Exciting new research released recently has revealed how exercise can guard against breast cancer

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Menopause Weight Gain

Menopause Weight Gain

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Menopause brings about many changes for women; some of these changes, like the end of the menstrual cycle are welcomed and others, such as hot flashes and weight gain are not. There are various supplements and strategies that can help manage those troublesome hot flashes and night sweats. But for many women, it is much more challenging to keep body weight under control. There are many factors that can contribute to weight gain in menopause. Hormones are partly to blame. A...

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Five Surprising Strategies to Save Your Heart

Five Surprising Strategies to Save Your Heart

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By Sherry Torkos, Pharmacist and author of Saving Women’s Hearts and The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine February is heart health awareness month, so this is the perfect time to talk about what we can do to protect ourselves against heart disease. We all know that it is important to exercise, eat healthy and avoid smoking, but you may be surprised to learn about these additional strategies that can help prevent heart disease: Get another hour sleep Why? Lack of...

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The Best Prenatal Vitamins. What They Should and Shouldn’t Contain.

The Best Prenatal Vitamins. What They Should and Shouldn’t Contain.

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A leading pharmacist explains why you should be cautious about some of the “best” prenatal vitamins, and offers some tips for avoiding hidden toxins. If you are pregnant, your primary concern is your baby’s health. You take great care in choosing nutritious food, getting enough exercise and avoiding alcohol and tobacco. But have you thought about taking a close look at the label on your prenatal vitamin? Even with some of the “best” prenatal...

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Lifestyle Suggestions for Healthy Hair

Lifestyle Suggestions for Healthy Hair

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Here are some hair tips you can adopt to ensure your locks look lovely. Regular exercise and healthy sleep habits will increase circulatory and overall health, promoting healthy hair. Reduce the frequency of washing and drying your hair. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Avoid using hot water and hair dryers or curling irons whenever possible. Avoid exposing hair to chlorinated pool water or any other chemical solutions (perms and dyes). Do not overbrush your hair....

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Is there anything natural to take for PCOS rather than Diane 35?

Is there anything natural to take for PCOS rather than Diane 35?

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PCOS is a condition characterized by hormonal imbalances, irregular periods, excessive hair growth and obesity. One of the key features with PCOS is insulin resistance, which can affect fertility, cause weight issues and even increase heart disease risk. It is not known whether PCOS causes insulin resistance or the other way around. Birth control pills such as Diane 35 are often used because they lower levels of circulating androgens (hormones that are associated with hair...

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Hormonal Imbalance in Women and Fibroids

Hormonal Imbalance in Women and Fibroids

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Is there something that will help shrink or get rid of fibroids? Fibroids are non-cancerous tumours or growths of the uterus. They are very common – about half of women have fibroids, and in many cases they go undetected until they grow large enough that they cause symptoms such as urinary frequency, pelvic pain or heavy bleeding during menstruation. Fibroids usually grow slowly and in most cases treatment is not necessary. Fibroid growth is stimulated by estrogen, so they...

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Is there any way to regulate my thyroid without medication if I have hypothyroidism?

Is there any way to regulate my thyroid without medication if I have hypothyroidism?

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 It depends on your individual situation and the severity of your hypothyroidism. The majority of people with hypothyroidism have Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune condition that causes destruction of the thyroid gland over time. As this destruction progresses, the thyroid gland becomes less and less able to produce enough hormones to meet metabolic needs. This is reflected in an increase in thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). The thyroid gland produces two...

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Trouble Sleeping Can Have Many Causes

Trouble Sleeping Can Have Many Causes

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I have had trouble sleeping well for the longest while. What can I do? It is important to figure out what is causing your trouble sleeping. Many factors can affect quality sleep such as stress, diet, activity level, use of medication (antidepressants, blood pressure pills and many other drugs) and hormonal imbalances. Here are some general tips for getting a good night sleep: Set aside at least 7 to 8 hours for sleep. Leaving only 5 or 6 hours may make you feel stressed and...

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Can green tea or soy reduce risk of breast cancer?

Can green tea or soy reduce risk of  breast cancer?

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What about the estrogen in green tea and soy for increasing breast lumps?  My GP has told me not to drink green tea. Green tea does not contain any estrogen. In fact, some research has suggested that it may actually help in estrogen metabolism and reduce reduce risk of  breast cancer. Soy contains isoflavones which are known as phytoestrogens because they can bind to estrogen receptors and exert weak estrogenic effects. Soy foods have been shown in studies to offer many...

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Vitamins and Supplements for Women

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How long does it take for vitamins and supplements for women to start working or be effective? It really depends on what supplement you are taking, the dosage, and your system (how your body processes the supplement). With certain supplements, such as multivitamins or fish oil, you may not necessarily feel any different, however taking these products helps correct deficiencies, ensures that your nutritional needs are met and may help to protect against certain chronic...

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Top Five Problems During Pregnancy – And What To Do About Them

Top Five Problems During Pregnancy – And What To Do About Them

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Pregnant? You may soon be trying to cope with the top five problems during pregnancy. Good news! These survival kit essentials will help get you through. Pregnancy can be one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, yet most women seem united when discussing their most common discomforts. From back aches to morning sickness, hemorrhoids, varicose veins and heartburn, spread the word to anyone you know who is pregnant that there are ways to get relief from these symptoms...

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