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Dr. Jennifer Pearlman is a medical doctor and expert in women's health, wellness and beauty.

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Health Research Needs To Put Women's Issues On The Agenda

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2017 | 10:58 AM

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" Gloria Steinem

The United Nations has declared the theme for this year's International Women's Day, to be held on March 8,...

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How To Do A Science-Based Holiday Detox

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2016 | 1:50 AM

Wine, cheese, pastries, chocolate. The season of holiday indulgence has arrived.

As we soak up the festive spirit, most of us find that our self-control and restraints become lax. Intoxicated by excessive holiday eating and drinking, we may begin to plan for an improved version of ourselves in the...

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Dr. Pearlman's 5 Steps To A Healthy Gut

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2016 | 12:49 PM

What if your best intentions in leading a healthy lifestyle were being sabotaged by little creatures that take refuge inside your body? Sound like a sci-fi movie- well guess again.

This is the very case when it comes to our gut and the microbiome- the trillions of bacteria that...

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Your Complete Guide To Reducing Risk Of Breast Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2016 | 10:08 AM

When it comes to breast cancer, leading science is redirecting our race for the cure to a journey of prevention and risk modification.

Breast cancer results from uncontrolled growth of breast cells. About one in eight Canadian women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her...

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8 Ways To Maintain A Healthy And Fit Brain

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2016 | 4:13 PM

Our brains are more adaptive than we ever imagined. Neuroplasticity describes the amazing ability of our brains to reorganize and adapt itself to form new neural connections throughout life. Scientists have now shown that brain maps are adaptive and malleable and can be "re-wired" so that one area...

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How To Expertly Navigate Menopause

(1) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 11:40 AM

Menopause is an eventuality that all reproductive women will reach; her final menstrual period. It is, however, a somewhat useless term as we define the menopause only 12 months after the fact. This means that during the time a woman is likely to be most symptomatic she may not realize...

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Healthy Ways To Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Bod Back

(3) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 1:56 PM

Your little bundle of joy arrived and surprisingly weighed in at a small fraction of your total pregnancy weight gain. The numbers aren't adding up and you may -- like many moms -- begin to wonder if you will ever get your body back after baby.

Celebrity moms like...

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Asian Cosmetic Trends Are Redefining Global Beauty Standards

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2016 | 3:26 PM

No longer are the secrets of Asian beauty locked up in Asia. The world is now agog with the latest beauty trends emerging from South Korea and Japan, where women's pursuit of skin perfection has led them to evolve skincare regimens with up to 18 different steps involving items virtually...

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How To Master The Science Of A Kiss

(6) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 10:32 AM

One-cheek or two? Wet or dry? Tongue or peck? Kissing is no simple matter but rather an act that can be executed in many different ways with many different meanings.

Kissing dates back through evolution and probably stems from our primate ancestral mothers passing chewed food to their young...

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Debunking The Detox Delusion: How To Do A Science Based Detox

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 11:45 AM

As January marks the New Year and new beginnings, health resolutions are in full swing with aspirations for healthier, cleaner and leaner versions of ourselves. Hence, the rise in marketing and promotion of Detox and Cleanse products such as "liver tonics", "gut cleansers" and treatments like chelation and colonic cleanses....

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Boost Your Immune System in Time for Flu Season

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 12:05 PM

With winter cold and flu season upon us, it is a good time to nail down immune-boosting habits to ward off the ills of winter time germs. Emerging research now suggests that diet, exercise, age, psychological stress and herbal supplements may have an impact on the immune systems ability to...

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Five Tips for Getting TIFF-Ready Skin

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 12:48 PM

Want to get your Skin #FITforTIFF? Here are my top tips for red carpet-ready skin.

1. Refresh from the Inside Out:

Well nourished skin radiates health and beauty. Our skin is comprised of protein (collagen) and fat, so it requires adequate hydration for proper function. So, to get skin Fit...

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How to Beat the Winter Blues and SAD

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 11:53 AM

If your mood seems to be sinking into darkness and gloom along with the freezing cold temperatures, you are not alone. The winter blues are estimated to affect about 1 in 5 Canadians of which 25 per cent have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition in which severe mood disturbances...

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Five Steps To Fight Age-Related Weight Gain

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Despite our collective obsession with counting calories, we are now the fattest generation in history. Obesity levels in Canadian adults have increased from 3 per cent in 2003 to 18.5 per cent in 2012, according to Statistics Canada, with the greatest rate of increase seen in women.

These extra pounds...

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How to Rekindle Your Sexual Desire

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 4:32 PM

With Valentine's day soon approaching comes, some may be lamenting over what to do about their languishing libido. More than half of men and two-thirds of women experience sexual health problems by midlife. But in contrast to the myriad of over two dozen approved medical treatments for sexual dysfunction in...

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How to Fight Midlife Weight Gain

(3) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Is the progressive weight gain associated with aging inevitable? This is the question that countless patients ask of me in frustration as despite their valiant efforts with diet and exercise -- their midlines continue to expand.

As we age, our bodies are less responsive to the typical caloric equation of...

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Myths About Bioidentical Hormones

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 5:01 PM

Suzanne Somers seemingly reigns atop one of the most controversial issues in Women's Health; bioidentical hormones. Now targeting younger women in her new book, Suzanne professes a bioidentical hormone solution for their peri-menopausal problems. A growing divide between conventional medicine and a Suzanne-inspired burgeoning alternative health industry, heightens the need...

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Take Charge of your Aging

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 4:17 PM

The new science of aging is shedding light on the coveted fountain of youth. Our midlife represents both risk and opportunity. As we creep into our middle years we often begin to experience disruptive symptoms and face increased risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. It...

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Try This Exercise Program For Your Brain

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Over the past decade, neuroscientists have discovered that adult brains are capable of adapting and developing new connections (neuroplasticity). By keeping your brain fit through regular mental exercises and brain challenges you can expand your capacity and prevent age-related loss of function (dementia).

What does an exercise program for your...

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