Category: Nutrition

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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The Fountain of Youth! Lemon Water

At a seminar, one of the attendees asked me, “If you could make only one suggestion for balancing hormones, what would it be?” I said, “Start your day off with a cup of warm lemon water”. The top six benefits for drinking lemon water 1) Fighting Inflammation Lemons are alkaline in nature. On their own, yes, they are acidic, but when metabolized by the body they create an alkaline environment. More alkalinity in the body helps reduce inflammation. 3) Aiding Digestion The combination of the warm water with the lemon helps eliminate toxins and supports the peristalsis of the digestive...

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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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Inner Nutrition Outer Glow

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ  in your body? It’s true: your skin is much more than an outer surface for the world to see. It protects you from bacteria, dirt, and the UV rays  of the sun. It also contains nerve endings that let you know if something is hot or cold, soft or hard, sharp  or dull. Your skin also plays an important role in  regulating your body’s fluids and temperatures. Healthy skin mirrors a healthy body. Most of us will spend an exorbitant amount of money on creams, lotions, and potions formulated...

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