Feeding the Brain | alive

“You can’t wink your eye without nutrients being involved, never mind think, remember, learn, or sleep.” So says brain expert Aileen Burford-Mason, author of The Healthy Brain: Optimize Brain Power at Any Age. Find out more about how to feed your body’s command and control centre. When people embark on the path to healthy eating, […]

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Trust Your Gut | alive

Scientists are discovering the truth behind the phrase, “Think with your gut.” Your gut, and the bacteria that live in it, shape our thoughts and moods. Startling research shows the implications this has on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and general mental health. “All disease begins in the gut,” said Hippocrates, the so-called father of modern medicine. It […]

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Sport-Related Concussions | alive

We’re slowly coming to recognize that concussions are more than just a knock to the head. We owe it to ourselves, the weekend warriors and parents of young athletes, to stay up to date with the latest knowledge on this evolving concern. Sport-related concussions (SRCs) are considered one of the most difficult injuries to diagnose […]

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An Effortless Menopause | alive

Every woman experiences menopause. Symptoms related to this life transition can pose challenges. Find out more about the menopausal transition and the other important body systems at play, such as the thyroid and adrenals. A normal part of women’s lives, menopause happens gradually over about a year, during which the ovaries cease producing eggs and […]

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How Mindfulness in Sport Could up Your Game

The benefits of mindfulness practices are many—greater calm, improved sleep, and uplifted mood—but did you know athletic performance can also be enhanced? Read on to learn more about upping and grounding your game. The impacts of mindfulness are vast and well documented, including fostering a sense of peace, enjoyment of the here and now, and […]

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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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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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