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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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