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Everything You Wanted to Know About Coconut

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Coconuts offer a wealth of healthy products for us, including coconut oil, coconut milk, and coconut water, which all have some surprising uses and benefits.There are few foods that embody tropical go

Gazpacho May Help Prevent Hypertension

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The main ingredients in this Mediterranean dish have been associated to lower risk of hypertension.The benefits of a Mediterranean diet have been studied for some time, particularly in respect to its

Low FODMAP Diet

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The low-FODMAP diet has an ungainly name, but it\'s helping to reduce the symptoms of IBS and Crohn\'s disease. Studies show it works better than standard dietary advice.There’s a new acronym in the die

Lifelong Cancer Prevention

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Adopting a healthy lifestyle - for our entire life - is the best cancer prevention strategy we can embrace.Cancer is the number one cause of death among Canadians. Is there anything we can do to preve

The Easiest Ways to Boost Your Immune System

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It seems like cold and flu season is always right around the corner. These tips can help you stay well no matter the time of year.We all dread the colds that sneak up on us. It starts with overhearing

10 Tips for Heart Health

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In the quest to maintain a healthy heart, we’re bombarded with terms such as blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI. Don’t be daunted by terminology—as we take the guesswork out of heart health. 01Monito

What You Should Know About Heart Burn

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When heartburn strikes, try a natural remedy. Simple lifestyle changes, such as learning which foods to eat and which to avoid, can help ease the pain.Most of us have experienced the pain and discomfo

What's Behind the Label?

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If you feel confused when you read food labels, you\'re not alone. We explain nutrition claims, food labels, and the nutrition facts table.A typical trip to the grocery store can be overwhelming as you

Echinacea's Flu-Fighting Abilities Praised by Recent Research

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This week, as the final installment of out four-part series about echinacea for the flu, we discuss the results of another study.Is the flu quieting down across Canada? Not so fast—experts predict ano

Zinc's Cold-Fighting Abilities

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New research shows how zinc helps fight infections, including the common cold. Are you getting enough?Many of us (myself included!) approach cold and flu season with a steely attitude and a laundry li
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Herbs & Supplements

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Healing plants have been used for centuries to treat a variety of health concerns. Recent studies have shown that their benefits aren\'t just old wives\' tales.Plants have been used for medicinal purpos

Wildlife Wednesday: National Wildlife Week

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This Wildlife Wednesday, we\'re switching things up a bit. Learn about National Wildlife Week!For today’s Wildlife Wednesday post, we’re switching things up a bit, by celebrating National Wildlife Week

Reclaim Sunrise

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Several years ago during a conversation with a friend I realised I was not a member of the early risers club. “I find the time just before sunset to be the best for taking photographs”, I said. “That,

Change is Good!

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The new year is a great time to make simple changes that can lead to big benefits for your health. Try one - or all - of our 14 tips for better health in 2014.Turning over a new leaf at the stroke of

Read the Label

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Do you automatically assume that muesli or frozen yoghurt is healthy? Learn how to read the label to make healthy food choices.If you’re trying to eat clean, some products that you consider healthy ma