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Tag Archives: August 2015

Protect yourself

If you have sex — any kind of it — you can get an STD, also called a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Straight or gay, married or single, you’re vulnerable to STIs and STI symptoms. Thinking or hoping your partner doesn’t have an STI is no protection — you need to know for sure. And although condoms are highly effective …

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Being sad or having SAD

What is Seasonal Depression? Seasonal depression, often called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a depression that occurs each year at the same time, usually starting in fall, worsening in winter, and ending in spring. It is more than just “the winter blues” or “cabin fever.” What are the symptoms of the seasonal affective disorder? People who suffer from SAD have …

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Tummy Tuck

Are sit-ups not giving you the taut tummy you want? If you’ve got too much flab or excess skin in your abdomen that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, you may be considering a “tummy tuck,” which doctors call “abdominoplasty.” This surgery flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall. It’s not the same as liposuction, although you may …

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Is yoga all your body needs?

ISo you do Yoga on a regular basis. Guess what? That doesn’t necessarily mean you’re fit nor does it make you healthy! Whilst yoga is great for increasing flexibility, building strength and tone, cultivating tranquility, calming the fluctuations of the mind and making you AWESOME it’s not the silver bullet of wellbeing, good health, and fitness – on its own. …

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What is in your wine glass?

The earth has sulfur in it naturally, and so do many food products that come from the earth. Grapes are one of those, but so are oranges and eggs that come from chickens. Sulfites exist in our bodies naturally. It doesn’t affect anybody. Centuries ago, people discovered that sulfur was a strong cleansing and antibacterial agent. It began to be …

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Going Raw

Achieving better health through nutrition is becoming very important as more and more of the baby boomer generation hits their senior years. But more and more young people also embrace the concept of good health and well-being. Many realize that by working on their health in their younger years they will not only experience more energy and well-being but will …

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How safe is your tap water

Safety and purity of public water supply is an ongoing debate in most of the households in Toronto. When some drink and use tap water for cooking with confidence, others consider it as a no-no. To clarify the subject and answer public concerns and questions Be Healthy addressed to the source, Lou Di Gironimo, General Manager of Toronto Water. What is …

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Can hormones keep you young?

The human endocrine system naturally produces more than 50 different types of hormones and maybe more depending upon the classification system used. Over recent decades, exhaustive research has proven that proper replacement of some declining hormones can vastly slow the aging process. The potential benefits to your overall health, vitality, appearance and even your longevity are worth exploring with a physician …

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Healthy home checklist

Are you concerned in any way about health issues caused by your house? Here is a healthy home checklist for you to use as you walk through your home. It is a simple, hands-on way to create a less toxic environment for your family. When you are done, you will breathe easier (literally!) knowing that you have tackled the toxics that matter …

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Toothbrush vs Dental tools

Toothbrushes are designed to clean the visible tooth surfaces in your mouth. That sounds like it should be enough, but there is more to the story. Gum disease starts between your teeth where a toothbrush can’t clean. Not only that, most of us think we brush thoroughly. But most people only do a fair job of brushing. We develop patterns …

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