Has Green Come Clean?

When \"eco-friendliness\" began stuffing shelves, alive told readers about greenwashing, a marketing trend where corporations were greening up merely by saying so.Two years ago when “eco-friendliness” b

Refresh Your Skin

Does your skin have the wintertime blues? It\'s time to get your skin ready for spring!Winter is hard on our skin, leaving it chapped, flaky, and itchy. Now, as the days get warmer and more of our skin


Essential Oils

There are few better agents to reduce the spread of viral and bacterial illness during the cold and flu season than essential oils. A cabinet of wisely chosen, high quality essential oils can provide

90/10 Weight-loss Plan: What You Need to Know

\"\"Publications International, Ltd. 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan focuses on factorsyou can control, including exercise. See mor

7 Tweaks to Regain Motivation to Lose Weight

When you’re trying to lose weight, keeping your motivation up can be a tall order. You might be trudging through the same-old workout routine, cutting too many calories (and zapping your energy

Essential Guide to Hydration

Have you had enough water today? This question is often left out of the nutrition conversation but has an enormous impact on our health and day-to-day function. Our body is composed of roughly 6

How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off, According to a Doctor

Losing weight isn’t easy, but dropping pounds — whether a little or a lot — is one of the most common health and fitness goals. According to a CDC survey conducted from 2013–2016, nearly half of

5 Dieting Pitfalls to Avoid if You Want to Lose Weight

The new year is a great time to check-in with your goals and set new ones, but it’s important to remember you can make small changes to improve healthy habits, create (and reassess) goals any ti

A chance to Change

The time has passed too quickly. I entered into this life makeover hoping for quick and significant results. But I now see that such expectations require more commitment than I’ve been able to devote.

The (Weight-Related) Case For Diversifying Your Diet

If you refuse to try quinoa, recoil at the texture of tomatoes — or, gasp, avocados — and insist that certain foods never touch on the plate, you might be a picky eater — and you are not alone.

Creating a Low-Allergen Garden

If plant allergies have you dreading spring gardening, help is here. Our tips for pollen control and integrated pest management will provide allergy relief.If plant allergies have you dreading spring


The End of Food

Thomas Pawlick delivers an in-depth exposé of the food industry with the comfort and candour of a neighbourly farmer/investigator who might be seated at our dinner Thomas F. PawlickGreystone,

10 Common Walking Problems, Solved

A dedicated walking program can help you lose weight, build stronger muscles, and improve cardio endurance. As with any type of exercise, you might encounter certain obstacles during training. H

5 Surprising Holiday Diet Busters

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found participants started gaining weight in October and continued seeing incremental gains in their weight through the New Year. The ac

8 No-Fail Tips For Getting Fit (Again) After Injury or Illness

It’s one thing to consciously take a break from your workout routine, but no one likes being sidelined from exercise due to something outside their control. Getting sick or injured can mean a fe

Revealing the Chakras

For many of us the words \"Kundalini\" and \"chakras\" are a bit of a mystery. They are part of an ancient yoga practice; discovering more about this mystery is a way of tapping into your spiritual energy

6 Tips for Choosing a Natural Sunscreen

Every summer shopping list should include a natural sunscreen. Find out how to choose a product that best suits your needs.Can you feel it? Summer is just around the corner! In between booking your be

7 Summer Strategies to Make Your Healthy Habits Stick

Summertime, with its fresh fruits and veggies and weather that begs for outdoor activity and mood-lifting vibes, should, in theory, be the perfect backdrop for weight loss. Still, “there are man

Is Raw Sugar Better For You Than Refined?

When trying to eat healthier, one common strategy is opting for more nutritious versions of foods you already eat. For example, you might choose whole-grain bread in lieu of traditional white, o


8 Ways to Get Back on Track With Weight Loss

It’s been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned our “normal” lives upside down. For some, more time at home helped bolster weight-loss efforts. But just-released research indicates


Stress and Your Aging Parents

The holidays are a time for joy and celebration; however, there is often stress associated with these events, particularly for older adults, their families, and their caregivers. Increasing demands on
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The Confusing Link Between Caffeine and Weight Loss

Drinking coffee can help you feel more alert, boost workout performance, contribute to a longer lifespan and reduce the risk of certain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Type 2 diabetes. However you

The Surprising Connection Between Obesity and Artificial Light

Before you crawl into bed tonight, turn out the lights and power down your devices. Exposure to artificial light — from sources such as overhead lights, smartphones and televisions — was associa

6 Healthy Pandemic Habits That Support Weight Loss

At the start of the pandemic, it was understandably hard to transition from an office space to working from home and figure out how to get in a good workout at home instead of at the gym. If you