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Can a Healthy Diet Help Your Scars Heal?

People end up with scars from many different causes, such as surgery, injury, or acne. If you have significant scarring, especially in a visible area, you’re probably anxious to help the scars fade and heal faster. Did you know that your diet plays an important role in this healing process?

There’s no single “magic” food that makes your body heal faster, but a diet that’s healthy…

Can Food Make Your Skin Healthy?

You probably have a favourite face cleanser, cream, or treatment, but it’s important to understand that beautiful, healthy skin begins with nourishment from within. As your skin cells age, they are constantly shed and replaced by new, younger ones. This rapid growth depends on a steady supply of micronutrients. The right balance of foods can help your skin stay soft, supple, and clear by…

Losing Weight after Menopause

It’s a common struggle: a woman approaching her 50s suddenly finds herself gaining weight, even though she is still eating the same thing she always has and working out just as hard. Conventional wisdom says that menopause renders weight gain inevitable and weight loss nearly impossible. However, this just isn’t true.

If you find yourself gaining weight or unable to lose weight during or…

Salt and Your Health

Too much sodium in your system can cause your body to retain excess water. This does more than make your rings feel tighter and cause the number on the scale to creep up. It also places a significant burden on your heart, potentially leading to high blood pressure. Consuming less sodium can help you avoid high blood pressure or even lower it if it’s already high. This is important becaus…

5 Ways to Make Weight Loss Fun

When you think of dieting, having fun is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind. But maybe it should be! We love to have fun, and there’s no reason dieting has to mean boredom, deprivation, and sacrifice. Weight loss can be fun if you have the right attitude and make up your own rules. If your task is enjoyable, you’ll be much more likely to stick with it. Forget old-fashioned…

Healthy Foods to Try This Year

You’ve finally learned how to pronounce quinoa and managed to find a kale recipe or two you can tolerate – but guess what? Now there’s a whole new batch of health foods gaining recognition, and they promise everything from better skin to enhanced mental acuity to weight loss. Step aside, fruit smoothie – there are some new players in town.
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You Can Control What You Eat; Here’s How

Many individuals struggling with weight loss feel that no matter what they do, they simply can’t control what they eat. However, most people’s food behaviours are not actually out of control, despite what they believe about themselves. Your behaviour might look and feel as if it is out of control, but there are simple ways you can make peace with food and become empowered to make healthy…

Party Food Can Be Fun and Healthy

Hosting a party (or attending one) does not mean that you have to toss your diet out the window for the night. There’s nothing wrong with an occasional splurge, of course – but doing so repeatedly as people tend to do during the holiday season is a surefire way to gain unwanted weight. Whether you’re the one making food for your guests or you’re just choosing what to put on your plate at t…

The Best Time to Start Losing Weight Is Right Now

How many times have you told yourself you would start your diet after the weekend, or after the holidays, or when you’re dealing with less stress – but then find that you keep pushing it back over and over? Putting off weight loss until the “right time” is an exercise in futility. That’s because successful weight loss is always a lifelong endeavour. It’s a long-term proposition that…

Should You Be Eating Locally Grown Food?

There is a growing interest in Australia (and around the world) in wanting to know where the food we eat comes from. Most of our food is transported long distances, and worse, we usually aren’t aware of what goes into it or who produced it. Eating local is another option and gives us a way to improve our health, benefit the environment, and support the local economy all at once. Locally grown…