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Warm Weather Yeast Infections – How To Prevent Them

Yeast infections are a common problem for many women, with the majority of women having experienced at least one in their lives.   Yeast overgrowth can occur on various parts of the body, but it’s common for it to occur in the vagina. Symptoms of this type of infection are uncomfortable; they include:   Itching and irritation of the area Swelling, redness, and pain Abnormal white discharge   For many women who have suffered from yeast infections before, the signs are obvious and an unwelcome annoyance. It’s important to check with your doctor to confirm that it is in fact a yeast infection, and not another potential problem, especially if you’ve never had a confirmed yeast infection before – some...

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Beets: A Colourful, Local, Super Food!

With farmer’s market season upon us, it’s a great time of year to increase the variety of fresh, local vegetables that we can include in our diets.   For many of us, beets are just coming into season! Now is the time to check out your local farmers market and purchase some gorgeous fresh beets, complete with nutritious, leafy, green tops.   I’ve been enjoying farmer’s market beets for a couple of weeks now, and thought that I just need to share some of the amazing benefits of this brightly coloured root vegetable.   One of the most notable benefits is beet’s effects on the liver. Beets are high in antioxidants and other detoxifying nutrients, which benefit the liver. One...

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How To Maintain Your Energy This Summer!

With summer well on its way, many of us are making summer plans, hoping to spend more time outdoors, and enjoy the long summer evenings.   It can be difficult to enjoy this time of year, however, when you’re experiencing low energy to the point that it’s a challenge to find the motivation to even get off the couch! This is a concern that I hear so often. Low energy has such a direct impact on a person’s quality of life and is so common. It’s not normal, however! Which is good news, because it means that there are steps that you can take that have the potential to improve your energy levels drastically.   Let’s go over a few...

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Why You Should Add Turmeric To Your Diet + A Delicious Golden Milk Recipe!

Turmeric, that golden spice that gives curry its yellow colour, has hit the nutrition world by storm. It has become one of the most extensively studied foods, and new research is constantly emerging on its powerful health benefits. There are over 6000 published, peer-reviewed articles proving turmeric’s renowned benefits!   Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is what many of the studies of turmeric have focused on. Curcumin is an incredibly healing compound, and is largely responsible for many of turmeric’s benefits. For this reason, many studies use curcumin supplements.   Curcumin is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects. Taking a curcumin supplement can be especially helpful for those with inflammatory conditions like arthritis. However, many of us have...

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Let’s Practice Moderate Sun Exposure This Summer

  I recently made an online purchase and, when it arrived, there was a 4-page flyer in my package completely devoted to natural sunscreens. It’s that time of year! The time of year when many of us have to start thinking about how to avoid sun burns while still enjoying outdoor summer activities.   Sunscreen has been widely promoted as a way to reduce the risk of skin-cancer for quite some time now, but, despite this increased awareness, the incidence of melanoma continues to rise.   The reasons behind this increase are complex. What’s important to note is that, while we should take action to prevent sunburns, moderate sun exposure is important to our health for many reasons.   Here’s...

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