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Major lessons from minor surgery

Christmas 2015 was memorable for me, but, alas, not for its merriment. On December 22, I had elective “minor” surgery to remove a lipoma near my right jaw. (A lipoma is a fatty deposit, basically a benign tumour, usually located … Continue reading

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A yoga pose for what ails you

To say I’m not a big fan of winter is a bit of an understatement. First, there‚Äôs, well, the frigid air. Need I say more? But to me, the hardest part of this time of year is that it marks … Continue reading

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5 findings from a wheat-free week

Last month I tried out a wheat-free week. I haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease (an immune disorder in which eating gluten damages the small intestine and prevents the absorption of nutrients) or a wheat allergy. And I haven’t joined … Continue reading

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A naturopath talks hormones and menopause

From puberty to the monthly mood swings thereafter to pregnancy, hormones have a way of making their presence known. But it’s perhaps not until perimenopause (the period before menopause when physical symptoms start) that women fully recognize the connection between … Continue reading

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8 things you should know about ovarian cancer

Two and a half years ago I lost my friend Patti to ovarian cancer. Patti was accomplished, wise, fun and had one of the warmest hearts I’ve known. She battled for three and a half years, but tragically her cancer … Continue reading

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