Hormones

10 Everyday Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Prithwish De, PhD | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Living
Prithwish De, PhD

There are many factors we can't control that affect our cancer risk, like growing older, our genetic profile and having a family history of the disease. But the good news is that there is a lot we can control. It's as simple as making healthy choices every day and having policies in place that protect our health. Here are the top 10 ways to lower your risk of cancer.

Myths About Bioidentical Hormones

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Suzanne Somers seemingly reigns atop one of the most controversial issues in Women's Health; bioidentical hormones. A growing divide between conventional medicine and a Suzanne-inspired burgeoning alternative health industry, heightens the need to debunk the bioidentical myths and hype.

Take Charge of your Aging

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

The new science of aging is shedding light on the coveted fountain of youth. It is at this critical time that we have the most important opportunity to take charge of our aging. Forget aging gracefully, our generation can choose to age proactively and design the second half of our lives.

Organic or Gimmick? What You Need to Know About Organic Foods

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Ah, organic foods. Mysterious and pretentious. Some people swear by organic foods to avoid the "hidden dangers" of conventional products, whereas others completely ignore anything organic, equating the term organic with expensive. But what does "organic" even mean, and is eating organic better for you?

Four Reasons Exercise Isn't Enough to Keep You Strong

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

As we get older, simply hitting the gym and using the elliptical a few times a week just won't be enough. Here are a few of my favourite tricks to ensure that you keep your metabolically-active muscle mass through the years.

Six Shocking Causes of Hormone Disruption

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

If your cravings are through the roof, your sleep a thing of the past, your memory forgettable, and you have thrown out your skinny jeans, you may just be suffering from a hormone imbalance. However, the six things that can thrown you out of balance -- or keep you from getting solid hormonal ground -- may just surprise you.

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

The Reason You're Gaining Weight

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

People get fat from eating too much and exercising too little. At least that's the most widely held explanation for the growing obesity crisis around the world. But it's not that simple, says Dr. Achim Peters, a professor of neurology at the University of Lübeck in Germany.

Want to Look Good Naked? Here's How

Melissa Ramos | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

I remember that evening well: We burst into my bedroom trying to take each others clothes off and my nose scratched from my shirt button as he miscalculated the strip down. Almost a trip over his left pant leg and a bump to my shin over the trunk and we finally conquered the journey to my bed. It was hot and there I was feeling like a 20-year old sex kitten being taken by strong hands that wrestled me into the sheets. And there, in a game of twister, I looked down.

Natural Ways to Treat and Prevent Adult Acne

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

The one advantage of getting farther away from your younger years is not having to shop in the acne section of the local drugmart. However, for many of us, dotting our skin with cream-coloured promises of better skin and less breakouts is still a common habit. In order to finally break free from blemishes it's important to know what causes it and what you can do about it.

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Can Extend Life In Aggressive Prostate Cancer

CP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Men with prostate cancer that has spread to local surrounding tissues live longer and are less likely to die of the high-risk disease if tre...

The Challenges Of Early Onset Puberty

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Living

Puberty can be a challenging and complicated experience for any kid. But what if your child's physical and emotional maturation is happening ahead of ...

5 Things Men Look for in Women

Nicole Forrester | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

Sorry ladies, apparently attributing your mood to hormones is not acceptable. Surprisingly, men do not enjoy women who may, from time to time, appear like Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest.

The Testosterone Trade-Off

CBC | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada

A man's testosterone levels fall when his child is born, researchers have found. In this week's online issue of the Proceedin...

Five Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

The Huffington Post Canada | Dr. John Dempster | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada Living

Anyone who has a proactive interest in healthy living is likely very familiar with the phrase, 'Boost your metabolism.' There are many product clai...