Category: Health

Karlene Karst on Family, Health & Balance at 40

Did I really just write the truth, that I’M TURNING 40, in a headline? YES, I DID! And proudly so, because I think that if they say that 60 is the new 40, 40 must be… well, A WHOLE LOT YOUNGER! I remember thinking, as a kid, that if you were 40 you were (dare I say it?) “old.” Now, in 2017, my perspective is that 40 is anything but old. My thirties have been about building a business and a family. My husband and I were blessed with three healthy children – Luca (9), Matteo (6), and Capri...

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Q&A with Karen Jensen, ND

Dr. Karen Jensen received her degree in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Ontario in 1988. She is a well-known lecturer, has written extensively for health magazines, and has appeared regularly on television and radio stations across North America. She is the author or co-author of seven books, the most recent of which is Women’s Health Matters: The Influence of Gender on Disease. Although Dr. Jensen is retired from practice, she continues to write books and articles on the naturopathic approach to wellness. Recently, Women’s Voice had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Jensen...

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They’re Ba-ack! It’s Now Okay to Eat Some of Those No-No Foods

Where food is concerned, Big Science doesn’t always get it right. For decades we’ve been advised to either eat or avoid certain foods to protect our health, often with surprisingly thin evidence to back up these “new rules” of eating. And many treasured cuisines have taken a beating as their traditional ingredients and methods have been labelled unhealthy. That’s the bad news. But there’s good news. Some of the so-called unhealthy foods have now passed muster with researchers – and with studies and reports to support us, we can feel confident about welcoming them back to our tables. Here...

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Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance – Unlocking the Puzzle

Sometimes coming up with a diagnosis or a treatment plan for a patient is like working a complicated puzzle – the broad outlines come together easily, but getting to the details that complete the picture can be tricky. In my books on women’s health I provide a tool to help women see more clearly what’s going on with their hormone health by looking at symptoms. And now I’m sharing this tool with you. By reviewing the symptoms listed below, you can zero in on which organs or conditions could be contributing to the health-related problems you’re experiencing. It’s easy...

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Stand up for Vein Health!

Have you heard the news? Have you heard the news? Sitting is a major health risk! It’s true: The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that sitting for extended periods of time – like a full day at work – can be so bad for health that, according to Genevieve Healy, PhD of the Research Centre of the University of Queensland in Australia, not even 30 minutes a day at the gym will counteract it. Sitting, some are saying, is the new smoking. Why is it so bad for us? Research shows that too much sedentary activity (or non-activity) causes...

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