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

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

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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

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

Getting to the root cause of hair loss

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Shedding up to 100-150 hairs a day is considered perfectly normal. However, sometimes hair loss may increase to levels beyond what is normal. As you wash your hair, you may suddenly find yourself shedding more hair than usual. Or perhaps you noticed more hair fallout on your carpets, in your bedroom, and around the house. Increased hair loss may seem … Read More

Tuning in: What Are Your Symptoms Telling You?

We’ve all experienced that occasional feeling that ‘something’ in our body is off. And it can be hard to figure out what’s causing some types of issues, like headaches, bloating, fatigue, irritability, nervousness, rashes, pain, or weight changes. If unexplained symptoms are occurring more frequently, maybe even becoming an unwelcome part of everyday life, then it’s time to take note. … Read More

Simple Self-Care Practices for a Healthy Mind, Body & Soul

What Are Self-Care Practices? Self-care practices are any activities we do intentionally to take care of our mental, physical, and emotional health. It seems like a simple concept, but it’s often overlooked. Think about it – when was the last time you did something caring towards yourself? Self-care is key to improving mood and mental health, reducing anxiety, and maintaining … Read More

Getting to the root of the problem

Once you’ve learned how to listen to your body in a more deliberate way, you can then start to understand the story that your symptoms are telling you. A symptom is a red flag – your body is pleading “hey, pay attention to me!”. It’s time to get to the root cause of the problem, because everything is connected. You … Read More