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7 Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season

Even though it seems that cold and flu germs everywhere are just waiting to launch an attack on your immune system, there are a number of ways to arm yourself against these invaders. The most effective strategy is to get an annual vaccination, but there are a number of useful tips that will bolster you […]

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Why It’s Hard to Get Enough Vitamin D and What the Alternatives Are

Why do you need adequate amounts of vitamin D? The most obvious reason is bone health. Vitamin D helps your body absorb enough calcium to build strong, healthy bones. Vitamin D also plays a role in the immune system and muscle function. Research suggests that an adequate amount of this vitamin supports cognitive function and […]

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5 Health Benefits of a Morning Walk

What better time to take a walk than first thing in the morning? If you get up early enough, you can bask in a beautiful sunrise and enjoy the sounds of the rest of the world slowly waking up. But taking a walk first thing in the morning has health benefits too. Let’s look at […]

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8 Powerful Wellness Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is one of the oldest known herbal remedies, with a history that’s traceable back to Ancient Egypt and possibly much earlier. And there’s a good reason for the flower’s popularity. Chamomile tea can help with a huge range of symptoms and maladies, and here are just eight of the benefits a daily cup can […]

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What Is Mindfulness and Why You Should Do It

When you live a busy life, it can be hard to settle down your mind and ease the tension that builds up over time. The stresses of bouncing back and forth between work and home life can quickly become too much. All that built-up tension and pressure can cause you to burn out, which is […]

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Why Is Vitamin D So Important?

Of the many supplements available at the drug store, vitamin D probably receives the most press. Why is it so popular? What does it do for the body? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that it dissolves in fat and gets stored in body tissue. There are other vitamins, among them the B and […]

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Importance of Antioxidants

In the human body, molecules are broken down and destroyed through a process of oxidation brought about by free radicals.  Free radicals are rogue cells, created by such things as environmental toxins, that attack and break down good cells.  This can lead to premature aging and disease.  Luckily, the human body has provided a defense […]

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Natural Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “A blood pressure less than 120/80 mmHg is normal. A blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or more is too high. People with levels from 120/80 mmHg to 139/89 mmHg have a condition call prehypertension, which means they are at high risk for high blood pressure and heart […]

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5 Health Myths to Leave Behind 

In Canada, healthcare is a $2 billion industry. And it’s no wonder with all of the misinformation and back and forth. Coconut oil is bad for you. Coconut oil is great for you. Coconut is bad for you again. It’s hard to keep up and do what’s right for your body. Let’s explore 5 health […]

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5 Reasons to Enjoy Peppermint This Holiday Season

Peppermint is ubiquitous during the holiday season. Whether you are sipping a peppermint mocha or lighting a peppermint candle, your senses are likely to be bombarded with the taste and smell of peppermint during this time of year. Luckily, it turns out that peppermint has a variety of health benefits. Improved Mood If you’re feeling […]

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