Beauty

Wondering if you’re layering skin care products the right way? Thinking about trying shampoo bars? We have you covered. Learn about the latest beauty trends and buzzy products, along with practical tips on how to keep your skin, hair and nails healthy.

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A new way to harness the sun

I thought I was doing well by slapping on SPF 30 (15 doesn’t seem to cut it anymore) and a


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Rewiring the brain

An innovative new therapy offers potential help for those with treatment-resistant depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), reports the CBC’s online


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3 reasons to keep your shoes on

Now that the weather is warm, it seems totally natural to kick off your shoes and walk barefoot in the


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Enjoy that coffee, guilt free

A Harvard study of 85,987 women between 30 and 55 found no link between coffee and tea consumption—even drinking four


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What have you done lately?

Janet Jackson sang: “What have you done for me lately?” But, really, what have you done for someone else recently?


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Traveling gluten-free

Eating well when dealing with celiac disease or gluten intolerance isn’t easy. Traveling and dining out even less so. No


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Find a quit-smoking buddy (or three)

We’ve all heard of (and perhaps indulged in) social smoking. Now a study in the New England Journal of Medicine


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Higher standards, lower prices

With so many manufacturers embracing sustainably and ethically sourced, fair-trade and natural ingredients today, it’s easy to forget the pioneering

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Is your esthetician breathing easy?

I recently bought nail polish remover for the first time in years. After puzzling over the options at my local


5K running plan

An eight-week training plan for your first 5K run


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Why you should eat more bananas

Many women of childbearing age, and particularly those who use oral contraceptives, have inadequate blood-levels of vitamin B6—even those who


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Are you getting enough D?

You’ve probably already heard that vitamin D keeps your bones and teeth healthy, and helps protect against some cancers. Now,


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Getting frisky over the long weekend

Seems Canadian campers are very, er, happy. Just in time for the Victoria Day weekend, some exciting survey results: 70


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Enjoy some popcorn!

Good news: popcorn is a whole grain. Furthermore, popcorn eaters eat more whole grains and dietary fibre overall than non-popcorn


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Do you know your nodes?

Lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer in Canada and one of the fastest growing cancers worldwide, but few people


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What the world eats

The recent news about riots over food shortages around the globe reminded me of a fascinating photoessay published in The

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Why you should workout indoors

It seems totally counterintuitive: just as the sun comes out and the temperatures rise, the experts tell us to exercise


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Allergies and your sex life

Apparently wheezing, sneezing and runny noses aren’t a turn-on. That’s right: 23 percent of men and 11 percent of women


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Exercise helps prevent breast cancer

Here’s another reason to get active—as if we really needed more. A review of research found that physically active women


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Vancouver takes a walk

Thinking of adding a little more “walk” to your fitness diet? Then tear a page out of Vancouver’s book, because


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Gene for pregnancy disorder identified

Potentially deadly preeclampsia—which affects approximately five percent of all pregnancies worldwide—may be triggered by a defective COMT enzyme, say researchers

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Building the Best Health Community

I just got back from a week-long trip to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver to talk about Best Health magazine on


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Healthy Mother’s Day gifts

I love my mom more than words can say. Having kids of my own has only increased my awe. She


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Vegetables may protect against ulcers

Nitrate-rich vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, radishes and beetroot help activate the stomach’s mucous membranes, thus reducing the risk of


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Herbicides may disrupt hormones

Atrazine, a common weed killer used by farmers and some licensed lawncare companies, has long been suspected of causing sexual


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Say om, raise funds

Toronto-area yoga fans can stretch while raising awareness at the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario’s 3rd Annual Yoga-thon this weekend. Schizophrenia


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See Best Health on TV!

Best Health editor Bonnie Munday is out west, sharing health secrets and more! If you’re home, be sure to tune