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Why Puberty and Menopause Don’t Mix

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I’m like many women who had their kids when they were older…say late 30′s. Although it seemed like a good idea at the time, since it allowed me to focus on my career and postpone serious responsibility, I have now discovered there is a reason why women may want to have their kids when they’re younger. It’s called menopause. Just at the point when your kids are entering puberty, you are entering menopause. So when you mix together 1 part...

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Keeping it Smooth

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We all lead busy lives and including enough fruits and veggies into our diet can be a struggle.  Canada’s Food Guide recommends that women between the ages of 19-50 should be eating seven to eight servings a day. To give you an idea of what that looks like on your dinner plate, you would have to eat 21 spears of asparagus or up to 140 grapes. That’s a lot of food to fit into your daily routine! So instead of eating them, we revved up the juicer/blender and made these three...

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femMED Celebrates International Women’s Day

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Founder and CEO Shawna Page created femMED when she found that searching the aisles on her own for the right products was frustrating and confusing. Out of that frustration, femMED, the first user-friendly, brand of comprehensive supplements designed specifically for women was born. Today femMED celebrates International Women’s Day and those women who through hard work and tenacity, made it possible to for a woman to follow her dreams. International Women’s Day...

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To Tempeh or Tofu? Which one to choose?

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Lately, we’ve been hitting a bit of a creativity slump in the kitchen. So we decided now was the perfect time to try something new, tempeh and tofu. We’ve been wondering what our options might for including soy-based alternatives into our regular meals. We did some research and found a tasty recipe from our favourite foodie website, Chatelaine.com. We also found some delicious salad recipes to pair with our mains from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food: Good Food Fast and Cook...

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Beat Holiday Stress, Easily, With These Tips

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Stress is a response that we all feel at some point in our lives.  Some stress is considered healthy, as it sharpens your mental faculty, however,  too much can be harmful to your health. Stress causes the release of a hormone called cortisol into your bloodstream. Cortisol in and of itself is not a bad thing as it is important for many functions such as regulating your metabolism, blood pressure, the amount of insulin in your bloodstream and your immunity. Prolonged high...

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Vitamin E Deficiency-Are You at Risk?

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Vitamin E benefits many functions in the body. It is a powerful antioxidant whose main job is to protect cells from free radical damage. It also plays a role in supporting a healthy immune system. It is used to prevent and treat heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration, and cataracts, reduce oxidative stress, and improve cognitive function. Vitamin E deficiency is rare, except in those who are malnourished or who have mal- absorption conditions (celiac disease, cystic...

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