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What Are Allergies?

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If you are bothered by allergy symptoms, you are not alone. In the Pacific Northwest, even seasonal allergies can occur during much of the year: February-April for trees; May-September for grass; and May-October for weeds. In addition, allergies to dust mites, mold and animal dander usually bother people throughout the year.

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Celebrating Life After A Stroke

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Chances are, you know someone who has had a stroke, or have possibly been through the dreadful experience of having suffered a stroke yourself. I write this from the unenviable perspective of someone who has indeed stepped from the comfort of ‘normality’, through a portal and into a different world where I’m now an unfortunate addition to the growing number of women each year who become stroke victims.

It happened on March 9th, 2014, the day before my 56th birthday, while holidaying in Toronto, Canada. It’s a birthday I won’t easily forget, and as far as gifts go, I would have preferred a dressing gown and fluffy slippers. Instead of celebrating as planned in a fancy restaurant, I was in intensive care in a specialist neurology hospital undergoing CT scans and a rather unpleasant angiogram. Rather than toasting with a nice champagne, I was being drip-fed morphine and nitroglycerine. I know it doesn’t sound like much fun, and it wasn’t…but I consider myself incredibly lucky and blessed to be writing this.

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Why A Daily Dose Of Resveratrol Makes For A Healthy Heart

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It’s an old adage, but it’s true. You are what you eat. Many women, especially as they approach middle age, don’t eat the right things. Unfortunately, neglecting your nutritional needs can lead to a great many health problems as we age.

Often in their youth, many women exclude nutritious foods and embark on ‘diets’, with the primary goal of restricting calorie intake, and eliminating fats and carbohydrates altogether, usually to lose weight. We now know that these ‘diets’ can do more harm than good by affecting metabolism, introducing bad eating habits like bingeing and purging and generally depriving the body of the right nutrients to be healthy.

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Natural Weight Management Solution

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Spring is coming and are you wondering how you can shed those extra ponds that have sneaked on over the winter.

Natural diet supplements are the ideal choice to lose weight in a safe, healthy, and effective manner.

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5 Tips to Help You Eat Healthy and Live A Vibrant, Healthy Life This Autumn Season

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One thing we can always be guaranteed of in life is change. Nature reminds us of this in the ever-changing rhythm of the seasons. Our weather has certainly changed. The temperatures have become cooler and the days are shorter. The morning air is brisk, and it’s time to start thinking about winter jackets and woolly hats.

Those long, summer days of bright berries, crisp salads and succulent fresh fruit are almost behind us. While you might be disappointed to see the last of the summer salads, there are a plethora of yummy foods for you to choose from in Autumn.

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The Top 5 Health Supplements Women need: Are You Getting Enough Of Any Of Them?

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Life is all about change. We’re constantly changing from the moment we’re born, and as women we pass through several phases of life where our bodies’ needs fluctuate. From puberty, to pregnancy, to menopause and beyond, we all need certain nutrients that our bodies can’t, or cease to manufacture, but which are essential for our complicated internal mechanisms to function properly.

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Japanese Potato: Pure Fibre, Zero Calories

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Konnyaku (Japanese potato) is a fat-free, zero-calorie food, which has been used in Japanese dishes for over 2,000 years. Japanese potato, also known as the Devil’s Tongue plant, consists of 97% water and 3% glucomannan, a fibre in the form of a viscous substance. It also contains trace minerals like calcium and other important proteins.

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Miracle Chinese Detox

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Living in Hong Kong I am surrounded by an abundance of fresh vegetables, live fish and meats on the streets. The melange makes for a very colourful neighbourhood – the aroma however, is another story.

One amazing thing I found here tucked away in a Chinese traditional medicine shop is a root herb known for its detoxifying benefits and ability to get rid of bloating – He Shou Wu (or Fo-ti Root).

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Mercury Fishing

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Fish is a staple in my diet. I think I could actually live off tuna sashimi and dark chocolate… maybe add in some C (C Coconut Water) and a few fresh green juices. I’m just a girl with simple needs, well simpler than some let’s just say.

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PHD Cleanse

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Indulgent is a word I have used far too often lately when describing meals out and social appointments alike. So last week I chose to practice the virtues of another word… repentance.

My repentance came in the form of PHD Cleanse.

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