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How Your Period Changes During Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

How Your Period Changes During Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

We’re just taking a guess here, but your period is probably not your favourite monthly event—especially when it gets all weird on you. One month it’s late, the next it’s early; you’re used to a flow lasting four days, then all of a sudden it sticks around for a full week. Cramps sideline you when you’re […]

The 10 Lowest Calorie Alcoholic Drinks, According To Nutritionists

The 10 Lowest Calorie Alcoholic Drinks, According To Nutritionists

1 of 11What’s the lowest calorie alcohol? It’s more than understandable to want to kick back with a drink at the end of a long day, especially after you have one of those days. But, while there’s no shame in that game, it’s easy to forget about those liquid calories you’re sipping. Unfortunately, they can add up fast—especially if […]

What Is a Semi-Vegetarian Diet?

What Is a Semi-Vegetarian Diet?

The term “semi-vegetarian” has been trending lately, and I’m thrilled. While there is no formal definition of what a semi-vegetarian diet means, it’s clear that a significant percentage of Americans are interested in eating more plant-based meals. According to the Plant-Based Foods Association, total plant-based food sales have risen by 31% since 2017, far outpacing […]

7 Health Benefits of Cherries

7 Health Benefits of Cherries

It’s cherry season again! They’re fresh, plentiful, beautiful, and delicious, but, you may be wondering—are cherries actually that good for you? The answer is yes, 100 times yes! Cherries are not only one of the healthiest fruits, they also rank as one of the most health-protective foods overall. One cup, or about 21 cherries, contains […]

Can Zinc Help Prevent Severe Illness From COVID-19?

Can Zinc Help Prevent Severe Illness From COVID-19?

Could dosing up on zinc help stave off severe illness from COVID-19? It’s a question garnering closer attention in the scientific community in recent months. After all, zinc is known for its antiviral effects. And both the common cold and the current global pandemic are caused by viruses in the same family, known as coronaviruses. So could […]

What Is Reverse Dieting?

What Is Reverse Dieting?

When I first heard of reverse dieting, I was confused by the terminology. My initial assumption was that it somehow implied weight loss by eating more rather than less. Instead, reverse dieting is all about how to add back calories after a diet ends. Here’s a summary of how this is carried out, and my thoughts on […]

Puberty: Wrong Education Amongst Parents

Puberty: Wrong Education Amongst Parents

If you were to walk up to 5 different women and ask them what their first puberty education from their parent(s) was, about two women would most likely say they received the “don’t let a man be near you when you are menstruating or you will get pregnant” statement, about two others would probably have […]

Can You Really Be Allergic to Exercise?

Can You Really Be Allergic to Exercise?

How can someone be allergic to exercise? While we don’t know for sure if Kira was indeed allergic to exercise, it’s possible…kind of. A rare condition called exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA) occurs when someone reacts to an allergen in conjunction with exercise. It was first described in 1979 in a case report published in the Journal of […]

Identifying Your Stressors

Identifying Your Stressors

We all live with stress but we handle it differently. But then, maybe stress from work, daily hustle or bills are kinds of stress we have little or no control over and we always have to find a way to deal with it. But what do you do when the reason for the stress is […]

Breast Cancer {How To Check Your Body}

Breast Cancer {How To Check Your Body}

Growing up, I remember a particular organization came to my secondary school and asked to see the girls only in the school. We were all assembled into the school hall and they addressed us. They enlightened us on what breast cancer was and taught us how to self-examine our breast and even shared informative leaflets […]

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