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

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

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

Magnesium & you: The mineral every woman needs

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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