Can ashwagandha help your metabolism?

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Have you ever wondered where we get the energy to complete everyday tasks? It starts with the food we eat, namely carbohydrates, fats and protein. But it’s the series of chemical reactions that this food undergoes that ultimately provides us with energy, and this overall process is called metabolism. In order for our metabolism to function in a healthy and … Read More

Your daylight savings survival guide

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It’s that time of year again – Daylight Saving Time (DST). Changing our clocks back or pushing them forward by an hour is a regular part of our seasonal routine. But have you ever thought of how this shift affects your body? While a one-hour change isn’t going to have a tremendous impact on your overall health, it can actually … Read More

Breast cancer awareness: How to self check

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – an opportunity to learn more about our bodies, our health, and how to spot the early signs of breast cancer. Learning more about breast cancer can help not only you, but those around you as well. So, to spread awareness this October, we’re urging you to self examine and stay aware of any … Read More

Your personal guide to naturally navigating hot flashes

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Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms that women experience during their transition into menopause. Suddenly feeling hot and sweaty out of the blue can be disruptive and uncomfortable. But by learning more about why hot flashes happen and how to manage them naturally, you can keep cool while navigating daily life. What are hot flashes? Hot flashes … Read More

All about PCOS

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, affects 1.4 million women in Canada. It’s the most common endocrine disorder experienced by women of childbearing age. Although no specific cause has been identified, it always exists alongside a hormonal imbalance. Whether you’ve suspected that you have PCOS, or are looking for more clarity on how to manage symptoms, you’re in the right place. … Read More

The key to maintaining healthy vaginal flora

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When something is off “down there”, it can feel uncomfortable, embarrassing and downright inconvenient. But the truth is, the majority of people with vaginas will experience vaginal imbalances at some point in their lives. Occasional imbalances are totally normal, be it in the form of a urinary tract infection (UTI), a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis (BV). But if these … Read More

Navigating and understanding different methods of birth control

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When it comes to choosing a form of birth control, the options can seem overwhelming. Birth control has evolved greatly over the years to include a number of both hormonal and non-hormonal options to suit every preference and lifestyle. But with choice come questions, so let’s take a closer look! How does birth control work? There are two main forms … Read More

Dear readers: Caring for yourself is the first step

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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: 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

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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