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November 2012

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Joy McCarthy

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Natural Antiviral Remedies for the Common Cold

Natural Antiviral Remedies for the Common Cold

The common cold affects our lives in several ways. We feel miserable and in many cases we miss work or school. We commonly turn to conventional drugs to stop the coughing and break the fever. But, what if an herbal-based remedy could alleviate the symptoms and help our body fight off the infection?

Snowbirds Beware

Snowbirds Beware

Thinking about an extended stay down south this winter? Here are the four main areas of concern from a financial perspective.

Man-Made Electromagnetic Fields Disrupt the Body’s Function

Man-Made Electromagnetic Fields Disrupt the Body’s Function

Follow one woman's journey of discovery into the dangers of man-made EMFs and what she resolved to do about it.

Not So Keen On Beans?

Not So Keen On Beans?

Allergies occur when the body recognizes a protein in a food as harmful, so the body responds by attacking with antibodies. The legume family, called Fabaceae, contains common allergen proteins: vicilin and convicilin.

Soul Mind Body Medicine

Soul Mind Body Medicine

Modern medicine focuses on matter. Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on qi. Qi is vital energy and life force. “if qi flows, one is healthy. If qi is blocked, one is sick.” Traditional Chinese medicine uses herbs, acupuncture and massage to promote the flow of qi for healing.

Top Ten Causes of Death in Women

Top Ten Causes of Death in Women

With the exception of true accidents, every one of the top ten causes of death in women can be avoided, or improved, by optimal nutrition and regular, moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Montasio PDO

Montasio PDO

Fresh, semi-aged, or very old; Montasio can be milky and buttery when young, and savoury and aromatic when aged.

Celebration-Worthy Bottles

Celebration-Worthy Bottles

As we celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, it seems the only thing that’s getting a workout is your wallet. No matter if you’re the host with the most, throwing an all-out bash for 100, or providing an intimate dinner for 10, The Hendersons have a list of celebration-worthy bottles that are both splurges and savers.

Root, Root, Root for Root Vegetables

Root, Root, Root for Root Vegetables

Root veggies are an indispensable source of nutrition in colder climates and versatile and delicious.

Hidden Valley vs. Simply Organic

Hidden Valley vs. Simply Organic

Used to enhance flavour in foods, MSG is one of the most complained-about food additives.Find out which ranch dip mix is better!

Bye-Bye Winter Blahs

Bye-Bye Winter Blahs

While 1/3 of Canadians report experiencing “the winter blues”, the 2-3% of the population experiencing SAD exhibit more severe symptoms such as a lack of motivation and interest in daily activities, moodiness, and various sleep disturbances. Find out what you can do to fix it.

The Nature of Worry

The Nature of Worry

Yoga guru Leo Mowry teaches you how to minimize the destructive power of worry

The Soup Sisters Cookbook

The Soup Sisters Cookbook

Since their start-up in 2009, over 60,000 containers of soup have been delivered to shelters across Canada and there is a growing network of over 5500 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers’ participants across the country.

Warts and All

Warts and All

Although warts are described in medical literature as small, usually painless benign growths, the description fails to capture the discomfort, physical and emotional, experienced by those plagued with warts.

8 Supplements to Boost Your Immune System

8 Supplements to Boost Your Immune System

We know it makes good sense to prepare our homes and cars for winter but how many of us prepare ourselves? Here's the rundown on what to take and why.

Boomer Beauty

Boomer Beauty

There's a new trend to move away from “anti-aging” and opt for “healthy aging”, which focuses on supporting and rejuvenating our tissues in order to keep them strong, firm and vibrant.

Have a Notable November

Have a Notable November

Why Buy Organic Foods?

Why Buy Organic Foods?

Most people who buy organic are probably not making the choice based on what they are getting more of (ie vitamins and minerals) compared to what they would in non-organic fruits and vegetables. What organic shoppers are looking for is that produce contains less toxic pesticides.

Fanning The Flames of Desire

Fanning The Flames of Desire

For many of us, fitting in a sexual connection with a partner becomes another chore- another item on the to-do list. Where did that passion and that desire to drop everything else and tear each other’s clothes off go that we had at the beginning of our relationship? Carlyle Jansen tells you how to get it back.

Sprouted Chia

Sprouted Chia

If you could only eat one 'super food' sprouted chia might be your best choice. Find out why.

Annex Favourite: The Harbord Room

Annex Favourite: The Harbord Room

Find out why Joy McCarthy loves this Toronto favourite

The Key to Hormonal Weightloss

The Key to Hormonal Weightloss

While calories are important, hormonal weight loss has little to do with calories in and calories out. Rather, it deals with the interplay of two little hormones – insulin and glucagon.

Heal the Loss of Loved Ones

Heal the Loss of Loved Ones

For over thirty years, Suzane Northrop has helped thousands worldwide to recover and heal from the loss of family and friends by bridging the gap between the world of the living and the spiritual world. Learn about her work.

The Gluten-Free Garage

The Gluten-Free Garage

When RonniLyn Pustil’s daughter Lily was diagnosed in 2009 with celiac disease at the age of three, she and her husband turned their house into a gluten-free zone and set out on a journey to help their family adapt to the GF lifestyle. Now she's created this great show featuring the best gluten free products Toronto has to offer.