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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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30 Portable Snacks Under 100 Calories for Weight Loss

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Snacking and weight loss may seem like they clash, but if you snack right, it can actually help you lose weight, keeping

Happy Bowels, Happy Life

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Angela Wright, Lead Nutritionist at InspireHealth, shares her tips for maintaining a happy - and healthy - digestive system.Our friends at InspireHealth, Canada’s only publicly funded integrative canc

Got Back Pain? Buckle up!

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For those suffering from lower back pain, a trip on the roller coaster might just be what the doctor ordered - and, no, we’re not kidding.A 2008 report released by Statistics Canada paints a rather gl

#2013alive: Get Composting!

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Composting food and yard waste can reduce the amount of garbage going into the landfill by 40 percent.It’s Week 4 of July’s 12 Months of Wellness series. This week we’re continuing to develop eco-cons

Is Video Game Exercising Enough?

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Exergaming is becoming a popular method of getting people active, but is it enough?Better make some room in the living room. Kids and adults alike may need the floor space as they opt for the active b