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  • The surprising health risk associated with being a first-born
  • Are you struggling with weight while your little sister's as thin as a rail? Well, it turns out, you're probably not alone! According to a new study in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, first-born women may be more likely to be overweight or obese compared to their young sisters. Keep reading to find out more.... ››› Read more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • Eight fantastic tips to give your body's natural detox system a boost
  • Your liver is an amazing and much underrated organ. Aside from its super healing powers, it's your body's main detoxifier, and the second largest organ in your body (second only to your skin). Taking care of your liver provides a multitude of benefits, from improved immune response to improved digestion. On the flip side, an unhealthy liver can lead to a number of problems, and may result in symptoms such as brain fog, a lack of energy, difficulty with weight loss and so on. If you think it's time to start taking care of one of your body's most powerful and important organs, try these tips!... ››› Read more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • Here's how napping can improve your heart health
  • Do you enjoy midday naps? Well, then, you'll be glad to know they might be beneficial for your heart! This goes according to new research published this week in a news release by the European Society of Cardiology. The investigators looked at how an hour-long siesta at noon affected blood pressure among nearly 40 middle-aged people with high blood pressure. The result? Those who napped saw their systolic blood pressure reading (the top number of your blood pressure ratio) drop an average of 5% over the course of the day compared to those who didn't nap. Keep reading to learn how napping might contribute to healthier blood pressure readings…... ››› Read more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • Five of the best plant-based sources of protein
  • Any Paleo dieter will tell you that when it comes to high-protein eating, meat is king. But animal foods aren't the only way to get this muscle-building nutrient! Plant proteins like beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds and fruits have many benefits… In addition to digestion-helping fibre, they can help lower your risk of diabetes and even heart disease. But you may wonder how much protein you're getting from these different varieties. Not all are equal providers, to put it that way. Here are some great plant-based sources of protein to try!... ››› Read more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • Five really weird things that boost your fertility
  • If you're trying to get pregnant (or are thinking about it), you're probably familiar with the standard advice… You know, like maintain a healthy weight, go easy on the booze and coffee, and avoid stress (if only!). But there are a handful of other things that may help boost your baby-making odds! From changing your sushi order to mixing up your workouts…... ››› Read more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • A cinnamon and banana smoothie you'll want to make part of your morning routine
  • Eating a hearty breakfast is a well-known way to kickstart your metabolism - so why not give your body an extra boost by making this good-for-you smoothie part of your morning routine? The inclusion of cinnamon doesn't only make this drink taste absolutely delicious; it's part of the “warming” spices family, so it's great for revving up your metabolism too! Also, not to mention that bananas are brimming with magnesium and B vitamins, which are also fantastic for your metabolism as well as energy levels.... ››› Read more
  • [01 September 2015]
  • You've got to try this guilt-free vegan cinnamon bun smoothie recipe!
  • Cinnamon buns are oh-so-tempting… But one large roll from the mall is a whopping 880 calories, 17 g of saturated fat and 59 g of sugar! So, needless to say, they aren't exactly a healthy indulgence… But not to worry! The next time you're craving all the flavours of a warm, gooey cinnamon bun, you can simply blend up the fruit- and fibre-filled smoothie. It contains less than a quarter of the calories, with hardly any saturated fat at all! Can you say goodbye calorie bombs and sugar crashes?... ››› Read more
  • [01 September 2015]
  • High blood pressure during pregnancy? Here's what that means…
  • Are you or have you been pregnant and experienced high blood pressure at the same time? According to a new study, women with this condition during pregnancy are likely to face the same health problem later in life. In addition, researchers also reported that the brothers and sisters of these women also have a heightened risk of high blood pressure later in life. And, the brothers, might even have a chance of heart disease!... ››› Read more
  • [01 September 2015]

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