October 2012

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The Magic of Fermentation

The Magic of Fermentation

Fermented foods have been an important part of the human diet for many indigenous cultures around the world for centuries. Find out why they are so good for you.

The Hidden Risks of Acting as an Estate Executor

The Hidden Risks of Acting as an Estate Executor

There is a good chance that at some point, you will be asked to be an executor to someone's estate. The request may come from a spouse, a parent or a close friend. But do you know what the job entails?

Get Grounded In Your Yoga Practice

Get Grounded In Your Yoga Practice

The best way to hunker down, make some changes and clear your head is to take a cue from mother nature and get grounded

Cutting Out Carbs for Weight Loss

Cutting Out Carbs for Weight Loss

Glycemic Load is an important tool of measurement that can also provide beneficial information on which carbohydrates to eat and which to avoid to loose weight and burn belly fat.

Four Tips For Finding the Perfect Almond

Four Tips For Finding the Perfect Almond

When searching for the perfect almond what should we consumers be looking for? Many of the differences aren't visible to the untrained human eye but the distinctions between all the options available in the market are more than clear when you start to look at the way the almond is grown, harvested and how this affects the nutritional profile on each nut.

Natural Treatments for PMS

Natural Treatments for PMS

Lack of energy, depression, forgetfulness, difficulty sleeping and feeling run down are all symptoms of a deficiency of B12, a key nutrient needed to make red blood cells and DNA and keep the nervous system working properly. Here's the best way to supplement.

"Go To" Wines

"Go To" Wines

It’s reassuring to have an arsenal of ‘go-tos’ on your wine shopping list when life takes over and you don’t have the leisure of whiling away hours in the LCBO. Here are the Henderson's tried-and-trues.

Selles-sur-Cher?

Selles-sur-Cher?

A popular goat cheese from France.

Holistic Help for Anxiety Disorders

Holistic Help for Anxiety Disorders

We're feeling overworked, overstretched and overwhelmed. There’s a lot of talk around the negative impact of stress on health and relationships. Many of us feel as if we just can’t keep up but we keep it to ourselves and just keep trying. This is the tipping point when ‘being stressed’ blossoms into full blown anxiety.

Do You Have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

Do You Have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

Lack of energy, depression, forgetfulness, difficulty sleeping and feeling run down are all symptoms of a deficiency of B12, a key nutrient needed to make red blood cells and DNA and keep the nervous system working properly. Here's the best way to supplement.

Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Vs. Dr. Oetker

Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Vs. Dr. Oetker

When you’re in a pinch, it’s handy to have a cake mix on hand – but be sure to check the ingredients before whipping up tonight’s dessert!

Optimize Your  October

Optimize Your October

The Better Way: Kegels on the Bus

The Better Way: Kegels on the Bus

Kegels have traditionally been recommended for women to support the birthing process and recovery after childbirth. However these exercises of the pelvic floor are healthy for people of all genders and life stages.

The Plank 2.0

The Plank 2.0

The plank is great for balancing the front and back core muscles but it is an relatively static movement, and real life in general is not that static. Rod Macdonald will tell you how to tweek the pose in order to get a better work out.

You May Not Be Allergic to Chocolate

You May Not Be Allergic to Chocolate

There are many people who complain of allergy-like symptoms after eating chocolate. Some of these symptoms include: headaches, itchy mouth, irritation and simply not feeling right. But is it really the chocolate that they are reacting to? Or is it one of the ingredients in the chocolate that is really causing a problem?

The Second Annual Toronto Garlic Festival

The Second Annual Toronto Garlic Festival

Find out all the information on this classic harvest-timed foodie event held at the Evergreen Brickworks.

Five Ways to Give Thanks to the Farmer

Five Ways to Give Thanks to the Farmer

Thanksgiving is the time of year when we give thanks for what we have, especially for the food on our table. This year, let's give direct thanks to the farmers who grow our delicious local and organic eats. Lisa Borden has some ideas about how to do just that.

Shielding  You From Colds and Flu!

Shielding You From Colds and Flu!

The immune army boosting polysaccharides that arm the body's T-cells with the ammo to fight viral and bacterial invaders is one of the medicinally active ingredients of the Echinacea Angustifolia plant.

Radiation-Free Screening for Breast Cancer

Radiation-Free Screening for Breast Cancer

Find out the benefits of Automated Breast Ultrasound Screening

F'Amelia with the Neighbourhood

F'Amelia with the Neighbourhood

Joy McCarthy loves this authentic Italian eatery that's right in her Cabbagetown stomping ground.

Three Runs for Speed and Stamina

Three Runs for Speed and Stamina

Rather than running five slower runs a week, why not switch to three specific higher intensity runs instead. By running less often you will experience substantial and continual improvement. Kirsten Bedard explains how.

The Great Pumpkin!

The Great Pumpkin!

Aside from being a great source of entertainment, pumpkin is actually very nutritious!

Use of Plants in the Hunger Games

Use of Plants in the Hunger Games

Plants are used for food and survival in the recent blockbuster The Hunger Games. Guy Chamberland assesses if the depictions are accurate.

The Family Support Expo

The Family Support Expo

This fantastic consumer show is designed to let people know that they are not alone, that most people will struggle with issues at some point in their lives in some capacity and that there are resources and help out there.

Homeopathic Facial Injections

Homeopathic Facial Injections

While the popularity points to satisfying results from these treatments, are they worth the possible health implications that these injections bring about?

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