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A good shoe provides support for your feet, cushions impact of hard walking surfaces and spreads the pressure of the weight of your body. So if you are getting a head start on your spring cleaning, what better place to start than your shoe closet.
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Body image issues are often thought of as a problem for younger people, and for women and girls in particular. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Age-related shame and our culture's obsession with looking young has become so fanatical that many people are taking radical measures to maintain a youthful appearance.
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As a primary-care physician with more than 25 years of experience, one of the most frequent concerns people mention during their appointments with me involves memory. The age of the patient doesn't matter much. I've had people in their 30s ask me, just like I've heard it from people in their 60s and beyond.
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As March draws to a close, you may find your well-intended thoughts to "get healthy" this year take a curbside retreat, due to a plethora of unmotivational excuses. Even me, with a dedicated personal...
What I am saying is, when you make a choice that your future self will not be proud of, lean into the fall and learn from every choice -- both positive and negative. Work to understand your personal triggers and coping mechanisms so that you evolve into the healthier and fitter future self you want to be.
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Poke (pronounced POKE-AY) is a traditional Hawaiian dish that you can find pretty much anywhere that carries food on the islands -- from grocery stores, to restaurants, and even little beach shacks. Whenever we're in Hawaii I think it's safe to say my diet consists of at least fifty percent poke.
In February 2016, I compiled my first "favourite things" blog -- a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. This edition includes a workout format, helpful tips for eating out, a mindfulness trick for improved posture, and a life mantra that has profoundly improved my daily existence.
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Do you ever find yourself craving a meal that mainly consists of protein rather than carbs? One of the many sources of protein that we love right now is none other than QUINOA! The beautiful thing about quinoa is that not only is it diverse, but it contains a number of benefits.
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What if we came back around to something simple? Our goal needs to be to eat real food for what it does for our energy, immune function, and cellular function. The gym should be seen as one of many tools to build strength and get exercise.
Families who care for people with schizophrenia once had an organization that gave them a national voice. They no longer do. This lack of national representation impacts not just our own situations; it also hurts the people we support, because they are often unable to advocate on their own behalf.
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Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, in the same family as some better known superfood veggies like kale, broccoli and Brussels Sprouts. They are known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties to fend off chronic disease and keep our bodies functioning at their prime! Sounds pretty good to me.
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For decades, good oral health has focused on three primary activities. We brush to keep teeth white, floss to maintain healthy gums, and for some, rinse with mouthwash to freshen breath. We want to keep bad microbes at bay. But there is a catch to this strategy.
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Have you started your spring cleaning yet? This is the perfect opportunity to set aside time to clean up both your kitchen and your diet. Here are some easy ideas to declutter, get organized, and re-energize with nutrient-dense healthy choices to keep you in tip-top shape this spring.
It seems like everything we do lately is controversial. Most recently, scales. That one piece of equipment that so many women, and some men, define their value and worth by has been in the news. Why? Because a university (*gasp) removed it from their fitness facility.
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With the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available this season, we are embracing the bright and colourful options that await us at the market. Delicious and packed with flavour, we look forward to filling our carts with crisp asparagus, ripe avocado, sweet pineapple and leafy greens, to name a few.
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At its core, antibiotic resistance is merely a coping mechanism. Bacteria are faced with a rather dire form of stress and need to find a way to cope. They can take the biological route of genetic mutation to render the drug useless. They also can gain a plasmid from the environment or another bacterium, to gain resistance mechanisms.
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In neuroscience, the voice in your head is part of your Default Narrative Network. It's the constant stream of thoughts (chatter, images, sounds, speech bubbles) going through your mind. The data in those thoughts is a record of what you have paid attention to over time, and how you have interpreted the observations around you.
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We speak in platitudes about the "road to recovery" with eating disorders, like there's an easily-replicable strategy, like winning a board game. My recovery was a hellish game of snakes and ladders: I'd make progress and then have a setback and slide back to start.
Millennials, those who reached adulthood at the beginning of this century, are said to be particularly discerning in their choices, from where and how they like to work to what they shop for and what they eat. But this insistence on always having one's needs met is sooner or later bound to encounter a reality check, experts warn.
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Approximately one billion women globally are malnourished. This means that just over one in three women globally are not getting the proper nutrients they need nor are they able to provide adequate nutrition to their children.
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Standing for hours on end -- as a professional chef, bartender, butcher, home economist or cheese monger -- is hard on the body. Standing, lifting, bending, and twisting for hours on end, often with less-than-ideal posture, frequently results in achy legs and feet, a sore back, and stiff almost arthritic-feeling hands.
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Kidney disease is a serious condition that affects one in 10 Canadians, and has no cure. March is Kidney Health Month and the focus this year is on prevention and the importance of adopting a health...
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If you watched last year's Summer Olympics you may have witnessed a spectacular display of explosive power from Simone Biles, the US's four-foot-eight star gymnast. Super seeds are kind of like Biles. They pack an exceptional nutritional punch into a tiny package.
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There is no hair of the dog for the morning after. There is no specialized rehab. Copious amounts of water to hydrate your burned-out system are of little avail. As with any good recovery effort, you need to acknowledge that you have a problem. Yep, this is your problem.
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Eating should be a joyful experience that ignites our taste buds and gives us pleasure -- the exact feelings we desire from a vacation. While it may not seem easy, a little pre-planning and a shifted mindset can result in a vacation that is food fight-free, active and most importantly, fun!
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Despite the success of vaccines, mumps wasn't eradicated. Small pockets of infection continued to appear. These small outbreaks were difficult to control but eventually burned out such that they disappeared. For the most part, these isolated events were considered part of the ongoing reality of an ever-present virus.
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Co-written by Dr. Joanna Rosenfeld, naturopathic doctor Medical doctors and naturopathic doctors are often placed on opposite sides of the medical spectrum. In reality, conventional and naturopathic m...
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They say that into every life a little rain must fall... Sometimes, however, it pours. If you've had a less-than-fabulous time of it lately, here are 10 proven ways to improve your mood.
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The stories we tell ourselves are the most powerful stories of all since the constant soundtrack running through our heads provides lots of reinforcement. In order for us to live our most fulfilled, happiest lives, it's important to make sure that the stories we tell ourselves are helpful. Here
Colorectal cancer is when cancer cells begin to grow in the colon or rectum, parts of the digestive system. The colon takes in water and nutrients from the food we eat and then passes the waste to the rectum (and voila -- poop). Because of its location in the body, colorectal cancer is an oft-shied away from topic.
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March is National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign strives to educate and inform about the importance of making good eating choices. But before you let out a sigh and reach for that bag of chips, we're here to help you get excited about all the delicious food you can enjoy while on the path to good eating habits.
Even though these so-called "aphrodisiacs" fall short on proof of sexual pleasure, they do contain nutrients that can help your body function better. And when your body is functioning well, chances are you'll be feeling a whole lot sexier!