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

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

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

Hormonal Imbalance & PMS: Are They Connected?

Our chemical messengers HORMONES are at the helm of nearly every cellular action in our bodies. Most of the time, your hormones are continually fluctuating, but usually in predictable patterns. However, it’s also expected that your hormones will fluctuate more dramatically at certain life stages as in puberty, pregnancy, and perimenopause. But when the changes become too extreme and your … Read More