Dear readers: Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Jill Bunny

This Women’s Health Month, we’re empowering you to take charge of your health. Expanding on the pillars that shape CanPrev Women, we will be highlighting the health journeys of four amazingly courageous women. Women who felt that something was ‘off’ in their bodies, and took matters into their own hands in an effort to reclaim their health. We hope these … Read More

Dear readers: Build a strong support system

Kim Esquerra Topa with her husband and dog

This Women’s Health Month, we’re empowering you to take charge of your health. Expanding on the pillars that shape CanPrev Women, we will be highlighting the health journeys of four amazingly courageous women. Women who felt that something was ‘off’ in their bodies, and took matters into their own hands in an effort to reclaim their health. We hope these … Read More

Dear readers: Listen to your gut

Marilia Pereira on a mountain

This Women’s Health Month, we’re empowering you to take charge of your health. Expanding on the pillars that shape CanPrev Women, we will be highlighting the health journeys of four amazingly courageous women. Women who felt that something was ‘off’ in their bodies, and took matters into their own hands in an effort to reclaim their health. We hope these … Read More

The lowdown on menstrual hygiene

Girls in a bathroom exchanging menstrual pads

Menstruation has historically been somewhat of a taboo topic, something only whispered about amongst friends or through bathroom stalls. This has led many women to grow up unfamiliar with their bodies and how to care for them, especially during menstruation. This is completely natural but the more you know, the better you will be able to enjoy your period and … Read More

Magnesium & you: The mineral every woman needs

relaxed woman

If there was a single mineral that would keep stress and anxiety at bay, prevent migraines and headaches, lower inflammation, and fight off menstrual cramps, would you take it every day? Turns out, this is a real-life supplement with a name you’ll instantly recognize: magnesium. The superhero mineral magnesium is involved in countless bodily functions and is essential for human … Read More

Going with the flow: Practicing mindful menstruation

Aunt Flo, shark week, the Red River, that time of the month. These are all terms you might be familiar with if you’re a menstruator. For many of us, periods can be a painful, messy, and annoying monthly occurrence. They can make us feel bloated, easily irritated, and overall uncomfortable. This might be why we don’t talk more openly about … Read More

All you need to know about hyaluronic acid for your skin and beyond

skincare

Hyaluronic acid has recently become popular in the world of beauty and skincare. And for a good reason. It may be known for its anti-aging capabilities, but its benefits actually go beyond this. What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gooey substance that’s naturally found in our skin, connective tissue, and eyes. Its main job is to retain … Read More

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Post-Pregnancy

If you were diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant, it might have left you thinking – how can I prevent getting type 2 diabetes? While gestational diabetes occurs in approximately 5% of pregnancies, there are many lifestyle factors that can help to prevent type 2 diabetes post-pregnancy. What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes (GD) is defined as any degree of … Read More

How to sleep soundly during menopause

Many of the symptoms attributed to menopause are indicators that your hormones, particularly estrogen, are declining. These dropping estrogen levels can affect your sleep by causing night sweats, anxiety and depression, and increase the prevalence of primary sleep conditions such as restless leg syndrome. All of these factors can lead to disrupted and poor quality sleep – but don’t despair! … Read More

Beautiful Skin Naturally (with DIY Skin Care Recipes!)

Most women have some sort of skin care practice in addition to daily habits, such as maintaining a balanced diet, getting in regular exercise and all manners of self-care. A well-rounded skin care regimen is especially important for aging and hormonal skin, and while establishing one can be a matter of habit as well as trial and error, there are … Read More