Thai Kale Sorghum Salad | alive

In saucepan, place sorghum and 3 cups (750 mL) water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, until sorghum is tender but not mushy, about 25 minutes if soaked or 40 minutes if using unsoaked grains. Drain sorghum and let cool. In saucepan of salted boiling water, prepare edamame according to […]

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Red Pepper Yogurt Dip with Asparagus Dippers

Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add asparagus, and blanch for 1 minute, or until bright green. Drain and transfer asparagus to bowl of ice water to cool, and then drain. Alternatively, you can also steam asparagus in a steamer basket. Place asparagus in refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes. […]

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Grilled Mushroom Salad with Pesto Dressing

In bowl, place onion slices, lemon juice, sugar, and salt. With your hands, massage onions until tender and pink, about 2 minutes. Chill until ready to use. Heat grill to medium-high. Brush both sides of mushroom caps with 2 tsp (10 mL) oil and season with paprika. Place mushrooms on grill grate and heat until […]

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Breaking Hormone Myths | alive

The debate around women and their hormones has been raging for years. With women’s issues on the rise and equality at the forefront, it’s time to challenge common misconceptions and dispel damaging myths surrounding premenstrual syndrome, postpartum depression, and menopause. These hormonally influenced conditions are often misunderstood and loaded with negative connotations that still associate […]

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Green Goddess Salad | alive

In large wide-mouth jar or bowl, place green pepper slices. In separate bowl, place sugar and salt and add 2/3 cup (160 mL) boiled water; stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Stir in cider vinegar. Let cool for a few minutes and then add vinegar mixture to peppers. Cover and chill for at least […]

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Proactive Pregnancy | alive

The pregnancy journey is an unpredictable one. Why not take a proactive approach to minimize the chances of a painful pregnancy? Strategies to prevent common injuries can go a long way toward making this journey a smoother one. Pregnancy can be a beautiful and joyous time. But occasionally finding its way into the pregnancy journey […]

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In Praise of Pelvic Physiotherapy

Talking about pelvic health can feel uncomfortable. But without safe and honest conversations about our health “down there,” many suffer in silence. Learn about pelvic physiotherapy and how it treats incontinence, painful sex, and more … As a mother of two young children, one birthed by unplanned C-section, the other at home, I know first-hand […]

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