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Preventing Diabetes
Preventing Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious, permanent condition that affects the body’s ability to use sugar properly. People with diabetes either can’t produce or can’t respond to insulin, a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) to enter the individual cells of the body. It is estimated that diabetes affects nearly two million Canadians. Many more people may be […]

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Your Guide to Calcium
Your Guide to Calcium

Most of us know that calcium is required for healthy bones and teeth. It also helps regulate blood pressure, heartbeat and blood clotting. What we may not know is the amount actually required to do the job. Adults need between 1500 and 2000 milligrams each day. Look at the list below to estimate how much […]

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Are You a Procrastinator?
Are You a Procrastinator?

Do you put things off intending to do them tomorrow (but don’t)? Do you avoid making a job change for fear of no response to your applications? Do you think of excuses for not starting a project? Do you owe letters or phone calls to friends and relatives? Are your teeth deteriorating because you can’t […]

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Having Trouble Sleeping?
Having Trouble Sleeping?

Not getting enough sleep can leave you tired and grumpy. Many car accidents can be traced to drowsy drivers. Too many sleepless nights can affect your job, your family and your personality. If your are one of millions who average less than 7 hours of sleep a night, try to make more time to rest. […]

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Finding A Doctor
Finding A Doctor

Choose your family doctor carefully – someone you like and someone who understands you. So, how do you find him or her? First, ask for referrals. Your family and friends probably have doctors they rely on and trust that they could recommend. Also, you can often find a list of available physicians from your local […]

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Dehydration – True or False?
Dehydration – True or False?

The onset of hot weather is a good time to review the basic facts about dehydration. Answer TRUE or FALSE to the following five statements: 1. Anxiety, confusion, dry skin, increased heart rate and decreased blood pressure are all signs of dehydration. 2. The key to preventing dehydration is to drink water or other hydrating […]

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Easy Changes to Your Eating Habits
Easy Changes to Your Eating Habits

Fill up on fibres Whole grains, vegetables and fruits are low in fat and calories and loaded with nutrients. Reduce portions Serve your meals on a smaller plate. It gives the impression of a bigger portion. Limit take out food One or two times a week maximum. Only eat a half portion; eat the rest […]

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A Home Gym
A Home Gym

Ever thought about how easy it is for all those people who have a gym at home? Maybe you’ve thought it would sure be easy to work out regularly if the equipment was at your fingertips. No more convincing yourself to go to the gym on a dark rainy night. Easy ways to exercise at […]

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Knowing Your Oats
Knowing Your Oats

Oats are inexpensive and very nutritious. Half a cup of porridge (cooked oats) has only 62 calories and only 1 gram of fat. Oat bran offers even more nutrition because for only 40 calories you also get a high fibre cereal. Watch what you add on top, though. If you load on cream and sugar […]

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A Common Problem For Women
A Common Problem For Women

A vaginal yeast infection is an infection that is generally caused by an overgrowth of the yeast called Candida albicans. This fungus is always present in your body, where it usually lives in harmony with other organisms. However, some factors cause Candida to multiply too rapidly which effect the pH balance and acidity of the […]

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