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Heart Health Supplements for Women

Heart Health Supplements for Women

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Heart disease is the # 1 killer of women in Canada and worldwide. Women are 10 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than from any other disease. And our risk is 4 times greater during and after menopause than before menopause. The news is not all bad though. There are many ways we can reduce our risk. One way is with heart health supplements that are high in omega 3 fatty acids and co enzyme Q10, two powerful and proven ingredients that can help lower our...

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It’s Worth The Time To Read The Label

It’s Worth The Time To Read The Label

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Most people never read a label.  Does it surprise me? No, not really.  We live in a society of complacency.  It’s easier to throw a product in a shopping cart than take the time to read the label, because after all, a prerequisite to reading a label would involve actually having some prior knowledge of what we’re reading — and who has time for that?!!   BIG MISTAKE!  The more I learn about what goes into the foods we put in our bodies, and the products we...

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The Importance of a Prenatal Vitamin

The Importance of a Prenatal Vitamin

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Proper nutrition is essential for good health and disease prevention. During pregnancy it is particularly important that women ensure adequate intake of nutrients to support the growing baby and their own health. Yet, according to some research 20 to 30 percent of pregnant women have a vitamin and mineral deficiency, and without supplementation, roughly 75 percent of pregnant women would be deficient in at least one vitamin. Thus, taking a prenatal supplement makes good...

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Breaking a hip is never hip

Breaking a hip is never hip

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Breaking a hip is never hip You’ve heard it a 1,000 times as a kid.  “Drink your milk if you want strong bones!”   We all know that milk is a good source of calcium but if you’re like me, milk doesn’t rank high on the list of favourite beverages.  Clearly I’m not alone.  An astounding 75% of girls over the age of 15 consume less than the recommended daily allowance of calcium, and in women over the age of 45, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many...

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Do You Have Estrogen Excess?

Do You Have Estrogen Excess?

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Do you have estrogen excess? If you answered “yes” you’re not alone.  Over 50% of women 35 years and older have some level of hormonal imbalance often caused by excess estrogen.  Estrogen overload is behind many common health conditions that women experience. Unfortunately, many women often end up treating the symptoms without addressing the root cause.  I spoke at length about this very topic with Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural...

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