Posts Tagged ‘natural solutions’

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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Six strategies to slim down while still having fun this summer

summer dieting, Sunfiber, Sherry Torkos

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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Four reasons why your heart loves fiber

You may only think about your fiber intake when you are concerned about bowel regularity. Here are four reasons why fiber is also important for heart health. 1. It helps promote healthy cholesterol levels, particularly the LDL (bad) cholesterol. 2. It helps support normal, healthy blood pressure. 3. It supports healthy blood glucose levels. This…

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Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about traveler’s constipation?

When it comes to travel-related health issues, we hear more about jet lag and even diarrhea than we do about constipation. But I suspect constipation is just as common. And because it can make you feel uncomfortable throughout your trip, constipation is something that you really should be prepared to manage. Why are you suddenly…

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Prebiotics versus probiotics: What’s the difference?

Our bodies are lined with billions of bacteria, from our mouths to our bottoms. While we often associate bacteria with causing disease, there are also beneficial types of bacteria, called microflora that play an important role in various aspects of health, from regulating digestion, improving nutrient absorption to supporting immune function and fighting off pathogenic…

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Iron: Who Needs It and Why?

When was the last time you considered if you’re getting enough iron? If you are struggling with fatigue – feeling tired and worn out on a regular basis despite getting enough sleep at night – it could be caused by iron deficiency. Iron is an essential mineral, meaning that it is necessary for good health.…

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