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  • 10 Ways to Boost Your Energy After Lunch>>

    While the midday fatigue is common, it’s not inevitable, especially not if you follow these tips.>>

  • The Cancer Journals: The Operation>>

    Sheelagh Perry’s compelling journal entries about her battle with cancer continue. Remember to check back every Monday to follow her on this most difficult journey.>>

  • Choosing Safe Seafood>>

    Seafood is one of nature's best sources of disease-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, but some varieties pack high levels of mercury and other toxins. Is eating fish really worth the risk?>>

  • The Benefits of Low-Fat Milk>>

    Find out why low-fat milk is loaded with health benefits.>>

  • 7 Steps to a Healthy Detox Diet>>

    Forget the juice fasts and the kooky cleanses. Instead, lighten your diet the healthy way by following our simple detox plan.>>

  • 7 Breast Cancer Fighting Foods>>

    Breast cancer poses a major risk for many women, but the right diet can help to prevent it.>>

  • 7 Food Allergy Alternatives>>

    For most people, food is a source of great pleasure. But for others, nature's bounty is more of a minefield of edible hazards — foods that trigger unpleasant side effects or even life-threatening reactions. The answer, of course, is to avoid the offenders while filling your plate with equally nutritious foods, but that isn’t always easy. Here are a few suggestions.>>

  • 4 Facts About Drug Addiction>>

    Do you think you may know someone battling drug addiction? Learn more about the warning signs of addiction and find out what you can do to help.>>

  • 10 Tricks to Cope With Anxiety>>

    You know the feeling. You’re doing fine, then your son announces he’s dropping out of university, and you discover you need a new roof. Suddenly, you can’t breathe. You might think it’s a heart attack but you’re likely suffering from an anxiety attack. It is thought that 7 people in every 1,000 will develop a panic disorder. Sometimes medication and therapy are needed, but quite often learning to cope with anxiety can make a huge difference. Here are 10 ways to do it.>>

  • 7 Fitness Secrets from a Celebrity Trainer>>

    Harley Pasternak's celebrity client list includes such notable names as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Megan Fox and Robert Pattinson. Here, the Canadian-born trainer and author of 5-Factor Fitness and 5-Factor Diet shares his secrets to workout success.>>

  • 8 Ways to Stay Close to Your Child>>

    Follow these tips to continue to bond with your children – even if they are no longer children.>>

  • 12 Tips for Health-Friendly Spring Cleaning>>

    You many not realize it, but your house is hazardous to your health. Insect droppings, dust mites, bacteria-laden sponges, spoiled food – all contribute to a plethora of health problems ranging from allergies and asthma to gastrointestinal upsets. Plus, many cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOLs), which pose a number of health risks. There is a solution. Here’s what the leading green cleaners recommend.>>

  • Eating Disorders: What You Need to Know>>

    Learn more about the warning signs.>>

  • 5 Foods to Help Fight Diabetes>>

    Diabetes is more tightly wound with diet than a snake its own coil. Fortunately, you can roll it back up by gradually tweaking your diet here and there. Find out which foods can play a key role.>>

  • How Cancer Cheats Our Immune System>>

    Another world-first discovery at the BC Cancer Agency, just published in the prestigious international journal Nature, has dramatically boosted our understanding of how cancer develops and how it can be treated more effectively.>>