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Getting your Pre-Baby Body Back

July 21st, 2018 | By: Sydney Loney
There's no reason you can't look better than ever after giving birth. Here's how to get your pre-baby body back - and then some.
Getting your Pre-Baby Body Back

There were probably days during your pregnancy when you thought your body couldn't possibly expand any further. But, incredibly, it did. And then you discovered that everything doesn't just miraculously deflate once your baby is born. Fortunately, getting back into shape post-baby is possible. Here's how:

Want to Lose your Baby Weight?

February 27th, 2018 | By: Nancy Ripton
Want to Lose your Baby Weight?
Want to Lose your Baby Weight?

Mick Jagger famously sang “You can’t always get what you want,” and for many people this holds true. The average person achieves just 20 to 30 percent of the goals they set, but a study published in Psychology and Health is determined to change this. It seems dreams can come true simply by, well, dreaming about them. “Mental imagery increases your chances of goal-attainment,” says Barbel Knauper, an Associate Professor of Psychology at McGill University and lead author on the study.

Super Foods for Moms

January 14th, 2018 | By: Nancy Ripton
When it comes to nutrients that do a body good some foods just pack a bigger health punch than others. Here’s how to get the most bang from the calories you eat by tapping into our favorite nutrient-rich foods.
Super Foods for Moms

A Harvard University study found that eating blueberries can delay cognitive decline. They are rich in the flavonoid anthocyanidins, which crosses the blood-brain barrier and enhances the areas of learning and memory. Flavonoids also act as a powerful antioxidant and have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce stress and disease. If you needed another excuse to increase your blueberry intake, they can also reduce your appetite and help you lose weight. 

An Unexpected Benefit of Red Wine

May 24th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Mommies rejoice, there may be weight loss benefits in that glass of red at the end of a day.
An Unexpected Benefit of Red Wine

Okay, so we don’t usually don’t chat wine on this site, but we think this study warrants an exception. For those of you who aren't expecting, we’ve got some good news – especially if you like to treat yourself to a glass of red wine at the end of the day.

Do You Still Need to Worry About BPA?

April 13th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Sadly, yes. Find out why there's still so much BPA in the food we eat and what you can do to avoid it.
Do You Still Need to Worry About BPA?

Bisphenol-A (BPA) may have been banned from sippy cups and other baby products, however your child may still be getting this endocrine-disrupting chemical in the foods she eats. A recent report by a coalition including the Breast Cancer Fund and Campaign for Healthier Solutions found that BPA is still present in two-thirds of canned food.
 
It appears that most companies still use BPA to line the cans of their food. In this particular study, researchers analyzed the interior linings and lids of nearly 200 canned foods. Among the worst offenders was Campbell’s who had BPA-based epoxy in 100 per cent of their tested cans, even though the company claims to be making significant progress in the transition away from BPA. Seventy-one per cent of Del Monte cans tested positive for BPA, and 50 per cent of General Mills cans. Many of the smaller companies faired just as bad, they just has less cans tested. Private food labels were equally to blame with Target, Walmart, Dollar Store, and Loblaws each having BPA present in at least 80 per cent of their canned goods. Even Whole Foods canned goods were heavily laden with BPA.