Posts by Sherry Torkos, B.Sc.Phm., R.Ph.

Total Health Magazine: Superfoods to Supercharge Fall

For plant-centric foodies like myself, fall harvest is one of the best seasons of the year, and for good reason. With fruits and vegetables taking center stage, now is the time to load up on edible powerhouses that are packed with vitamins, minerals and disease fighting antioxidants to keep you feeling strong, energized and on…

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Why you should go green for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Much of North America seems to turn pink in October to draw attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage you to also consider some green initiatives for breast health, including green foods, green cleaning practices and green skin care. The statistics are daunting. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.…

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Boosting back-to-school brain power

Now that the school year is in full swing, kids are getting settled into their routines of full days in the classroom, plus homework and extracurricular activities. With these busy schedules, it is important that their minds and bodies are well nourished and rested. This will improve their ability to learn, and potentially even their…

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Is your gluten-free diet making you fat?

Giving up gluten has become a popular dietary trend. Gluten is a protein present in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Following a gluten-free diet is a must for people such as myself who have celiac disease, but now a growing number of people are avoiding gluten because they have a sensitivity to it and/or feel…

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Safe supplementing part two: be smart about taking dietary supplements

With so many of us taking dietary supplements, it’s easy to start feeling complacent about their safety. Even though they are common and easily available, you should still be smart about taking them. With that in mind, following these few tips will also help to ensure that you get the desired health benefits. ●     Read…

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Safe supplementing part one: Choosing a dietary supplement

More than two-thirds of North Americans take dietary supplements. Most of us now consider these supplements as complementary to a mainstream approach to health. We may take some for prevention, or use others in conjunction with conventional therapies to help manage a health condition. There is a mounting body of clinical research on dietary supplements,…

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How to get better-looking skin: consume more green tea!

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If you want healthier, better-looking skin, then it may be time to think beyond creams and topical products. A growing body of research has revealed that certain foods and supplements can benefit our skin from within, by providing it with compounds that can fight aging and protect the skin. At the top of the list…

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What’s causing your fatigue?

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Nearly everyone struggles with fatigue at some point. Summer’s heat and humidity can be particularly draining. Late nights, not enough sleep and stress are some other obvious causes of fatigue. But fatigue can also be a sign of underlying health issues such as a nutrient deficiency or hormonal imbalance. If you are tired of feeling…

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Six strategies to slim down while still having fun this summer

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Beach season has arrived. Could your beach body use a little fine tuning? Trying to diet or deprive yourself during the summer is no fun with all the parties, picnics and social gatherings. Here are six simple strategies that can help tone your body, reduce calorie intake and boost your calorie-burning efforts. 1. Fit in…

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Wedding stress survival strategies

Rain is forecasted for the day of your outdoor wedding. Your flower girl may have the measles. Your soon-to-be in-laws want to double the size of the guest list. What else can happen?! The days and weeks leading up to the happiest day of your life may also be filled with the most stress. Even…

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