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COULD A VEGAN DIET HELP MANAGE TYPE 1 DIABETES?

This first-of-its-kind research found that a plant-based diet reduces the need for insulin while improving insulin sensitivity and heart health. A plant-based diet has long been thought of as an effective way to manage type 2 diabetes. The disease, which is often preventable, affects how your body processes glucose for

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Ruth Clapton
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MY PMS WAS SO BAD I WANTED TO DIE

Eric Clapton’s daughter Ruth diagnosed herself with PMDD – a form of premenstrual syndrome. She opens up about her hormonal rollercoaster A year and a half ago, I typed seven words into Google. A few clicks later, and what showed on my screen described me exactly. The result filled me

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Sleep Apnea
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WHY A PLANT-BASED DIET COULD HELP YOU GET BETTER SLEEP

A recent study found that eating more wholefoods could reduce your risk of sleep apnea by 19%. Here’s a statistic that might keep you up at night: An estimated 5.4 million Canadian adults have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or are at high risk of developing the condition. Troubling still,

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Cupping
Fitness

101 GUIDE TO EMPOWERING YOURSELF: ALTERNATIVE SPORTS INJURY TREATMENTS

With activities on the rise, so are sprains and strains. It’s important for today’s fitness enthusiasts to take charge of their wellness and explore potential treatment options for their sports-related injuries. Unfortunately, it’s really easy to just stick to the familiar. However, depending on the injury, various treatment options and

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Helene Jafine
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PUNCH YOUR WAY TO IMPROVED MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Boxing, specifically women’s boxing, has become extremely trendy, whether it be in the fitness space, amateur, or professional world. Interest in boxing gyms and classes has increased alongside the increased demand for high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes that have gained popularity due to the efficiencies of these types of workouts.

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Keep your heart pumping
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KEEP YOUR HEART PUMPING

Take a closer look at what factors affect heart health. The heart never takes a break. It is the ultimate survivor. Even if you are physically drained and exhausted, your heart keeps pumping at about 4,800 beats per hour. But it is not invincible. Taking care of your heart should

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Liberating yourself from diet culture
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BREAK FREE: LIBERATING YOURSELF FROM DIET CULTURE

Stuck in a restrictive mindset that only makes you feel bad about yourself? Here’s how to shift the narrative—for good. Growing up, it wasn’t uncommon to see our mothers on diets. Depending on your age, you may have seen her ebb and flow through a myriad of diets, such as

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Saunas
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WHY SAUNAS OFFER MORE BENEFITS THAN JUST RELAXATION

From improved performance to faster recovery time, here’s why you may want to stand the heat. As an active woman, you know the glow that’s associated with a good, hard sweat. You feel invigorated and accomplished, and you know you’ve done something beneficial for your body. But what if you

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JOYFUL MOVEMENT FOR HEALTH
Feeling Great

JOYFUL MOVEMENT FOR HEALTH

Deciding to lose weight or get healthier is a big decision, one that many people put off. When they finally decide, they are immediately out of their comfort zone. If they sign up for a gym membership, a dance club, or even a walking group, they will immediately be surrounded

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Magnesium
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CAN A MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENT HELP YOU RELAX?

SPONSORED POST Many modern diets don’t contain enough of this mineral to enjoy restful sleep and a calm mood. In our fast-paced society, we’re constantly looking for new ways to combat stress, boost our moods, and clock more restful sleep—and that’s no easy feat amid career demands, family responsibilities, and

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Parminder Punia and her daughter Anjali
Health

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER WHEN IT COMES TO BREAST CANCER

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – which offers a timely opportunity to shine a light on an organization determined to end the disease. Breast Cancer Canada is a national charity that is laser-focused on one thing: saving lives through science. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast

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Health

HOW HERBS HELP KEEP KIDS HEALTHY

SPONSORED POST Fall is back in full swing. And along with the excitement for kids to be back at school and in their extracurricular activities comes the added worry of increased exposure to illness-causing germs. As any parent knows: Once one kid on the playground or in the classroom gets

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