Posts Tagged ‘women’s health’

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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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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Surprising strategies to save your heart

The statistics are shocking but real: according to the American Heart Association, 43 million American women are affected by heart disease, and it is the leading cause of death among women. For too long, women have taken the “bikini approach” to their health, worrying about cancers of the breast and pelvic area. Yet heart disease…

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Self-care strategies for busy moms

Being a mom is one of life’s most rewarding roles and it also comes with unique challenges. Whether you work or stay home, your schedule is likely to be over-booked, you probably have very little time for yourself, and my guess is that you’ve become adept at multitasking. All of which means that you know…

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Myths and Facts about Heart Disease – What Women Need to Know

Myth #1: Heart disease is more common and deadly in men. Fact: Heart disease is actually the number one killer of women. Women often delay getting treatment and even when they do go to the hospital they are more likely to be investigated as having emotional vs. cardiovascular issues, they are treated less aggressively and…

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New Book: Saving Women’s Hearts

Mention the term “heart disease” and most people picture an overweight, middle-aged man. Yet the reality is that heart disease is the number one killer of women in North America, accounting for a third of all deaths in women and far surpassing the prevalence of breast cancer.   Cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati and holistic pharmacist…

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A Woman’s Guide to Optimum Health

Finally, a quick and totally up-to-date wellness resource exclusively for women, written by one of Canada’s leading authorities on women’s health. All of your most pressing wellness concerns are covered in this handy guide, along with great tips for maintaining overall physical and financial wellness. Learn about the foundations for good health (nutrition, exercise, sleep,…

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Estrogen Overload

Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body’s endocrine system. They work together in harmony to regulate many body processes, from body temperature and blood pressure to governing sexual desire and fertility. Having proper hormonal balance is something that we often don’t think about yet it is essential for good health. For women, one of…

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Cranberry for Urinary Tract Health

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the second most common infection that affects women, and the second leading cause of lost work days. Men can also get UTIs. Those with an enlarged prostate, diabetes, or cancer and those under stress are at increased risk. The symptoms—urinary burning, frequency, urgency and pain—are unpleasant and the typical treatment…

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