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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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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Top 4 Sources of Everyday Toxics

Toxic chemicals exist all around us, from the cosmetics we apply on our face to the food we indulge in. Check out this guide to find out the top four sources of hidden toxics and how to avoid them. 1. Toxics in personal care products The average woman uses 12 personal care products containing 168 […]

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Is It Really Gluten Free?

If you’re avoiding gluten in your diet, there’s never been a better time. More education, more acceptance, and more consumer choices means you can feel more assured about what you’re eating. But can you? There are still some gluten traps that you should know about. There’s never been a better time to avoid gluten. If […]

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Stop Feeling Tired! | alive

Are you feeling tired? Maybe it’s because you’ve been sleeping poorly. Or it might be caused by that never-ending feeling of stress in your life. Pushing yourself during your regular gym workouts—maybe a little too hard—leaving you tuckered out for the rest of the day? Whatever the reason, we have some possible fixes. Tired from: Sleep […]

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Antioxidants—What’s the Buzz?

Antioxidant. You’ve heard the word countless times. But if a time traveller from the past were to tap you on the shoulder in the grocery store and ask you to explain the word on a food label, how far would you get in defining it? Anti-what? Though it’s on labels for everything from chocolate bars […]

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Give Your Immune System a Boost

When talking about healthy eating, antioxidants are often included in the discussion. But how do we make sure we’re getting enough? Antioxidants are naturally found in foods and help protect the cells in our bodies from damage caused by free radicals. We’re all exposed to cell damage; some of this occurs naturally as we age, […]

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From Trauma to Transformation | alive

It might seem unlikely, or impossible even, but sometimes life’s toughest curve balls—hurdles, injustices, and knock-downs—can lead to remarkable positive transformation. Read on to learn about post-traumatic growth (PTG). More and more research indicates that, in the wake of life’s crises, there is potential for positive change. Researchers Calhoun and Tedeschi coined the term post-traumatic […]

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