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Should you be vaping instead of smoking?
Should you be vaping instead of smoking?
We all know smoking is bad. Cigarettes cause multiple different types of cancers and are responsible for more than seven million deaths a year worldwide. Despite this, almost five million Canadians…

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Is celiac disease a sign we should all be living gluten-free?
Is celiac disease a sign we should all be living gluten-free?
Gluten-free products exploded onto the marketplace a few years ago and they’ve become big business. While this has deepened awareness of celiac disease for some people, others roll their eyes at what they see as just another dietary…

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5 tips to help you fall asleep tonight (and every night after)
5 tips to help you fall asleep tonight (and every night after)
If you’re one of the millions of Canadians grappling with falling and staying asleep, then this blog’s for you. We’ve already covered the reasons why sleep is important and what the

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You’re doing it wrong: the best self-care strategies aren’t expensive
You’re doing it wrong: the best self-care strategies aren’t expensive
Stress is becoming commonplace for Canadians both young and old. While we often point the finger at “grown-up problems” like bills or a finicky boss, Statistics Canada reports that almost 14 percent of teenagers…

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The weird symptoms of hypothyroidism you might be missing
The weird symptoms of hypothyroidism you might be missing
 By the time Jackie went to see her doctor, she hadn’t been feeling well for quite a while.  “For the longest time I was finding it more and more difficult to get enough sleep. It didn’t…

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Weed is legal now, so why use medical marijuana?
Weed is legal now, so why use medical marijuana?
Recreational cannabis is now legal throughout Canada, but doctors continue to prescribe it for certain conditions. Now that every of-age Canadian can access marijuana, some are wondering if medical cannabis — and the extra work to become…

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Thyroid disease: the symptoms you need to know about
Thyroid disease: the symptoms you need to know about
One in 10 Canadians suffer from thyroid disease — yet only 50% of those affected know about it according to estimates. Many of the symptoms aren’t specific to thyroid issues, and can masquerade as signs of…

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Live by these 5 tips to stay healthy all summer long
Live by these 5 tips to stay healthy all summer long
Summers across this country are delicious. We spend so long cooped up in winter that getting outside to soak in the sunshine and warm weather is a treat. Many of us go camping or away to…

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What’s happening with men’s health in Canada?
What’s happening with men’s health in Canada?
There’s a gender gap when it comes to health — and men should be paying close attention. On average, Canadian men live four years less than Canadian women do. They’re also more likely…

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Lack of sleep — the true side effects
Lack of sleep — the true side effects
The effects of lack of sleep can be felt almost immediately. We’ve all heard that car accidents increase the day after the spring forward time change — it’s true. So if one hour less of sleep can make that much…

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