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Besides the hormonal imbalance, the array of emotions and other side effects of peri-menopause, the one thing that I think bothers me most is the lack of acceptance and understanding of it as a legit condition.read more
The Importance of a Prenatal Vitamin
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 sense for both mother and baby.read more
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.read more
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 Medicine, who offered some valuable insights on role of hormones and in particular, estrogen.read more
Can’t remember if an egg is fresh or hard boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw. If it spins easily, it’s hard boiled. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float. That may be just about as much information you would ever want to know about eggs, but make room in your brain for one more important fact: Eggs contain all the essential protein, minerals and vitamins, except Vitamin C. And egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a much more important role in...read more