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United States COVID-19 Statistics

88,794,286
Confirmed Cases
Updated on June 27, 2022 1:24 am
1,040,805
Total deaths
Updated on June 27, 2022 1:24 am
3,241,796
Total active cases
Updated on June 27, 2022 1:24 am

Be HIIT Smart

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If you’re strapped for time, you may want to add high intensity interval training (HIIT) to your workout arsenal. Learn how to HIIT it without getting waylaid by injuries or burnout. High intensity in

Herby Flax Parmesan Scones

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These savoury scones, made with flaxseed powder to lend a nutty taste, are screaming for a smear of butter to be the perfect sidekick for a bowl of steamy soup or chili. Instead of thyme, you could su

Healthy Super Kids

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Even the healthiest of kids are susceptible to common childhood illnesses. Learn how to treat colic, ear infections, and other illnesses with natural remedies.Sniffles, coughs, earaches, tummy trouble
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Rewilding Urban Spaces

Every day at noon, Mike Russell takes a walk by the creek all the way to a small pool just upstream from a wooden bridge. Twenty minutes later he’s back in the office. “I could not do my work the way

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

So what is regenerative agriculture, and why should you care? The future of food and the fight against climate change may very well rely on a method of farming called regenerative agriculture. There’s

Balancing Kids’ Extracurricular Activities

Parents want their children to be well-rounded and confident, but how much is too much when it comes to extra-curricular activities? For families across Canada, back to school also means back to a pac

The Brain and the Heart

Have you ever found yourself saying—and meaning it—something like, “I know it in my heart of hearts” or “deep down in my heart”? At times, our hearts are full of love or grief … or is it the brain whe

LIFESTYLE

Rhubarb Strawberry Collagen Jam

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This simple condiment is perfect to jazz up your next meal. Whether you use it on toast paired with nut butter, drizzled on pancakes, dolloped on oatmeal, whisked into a salad dressing, or stirred int

Ditch Resolutions

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It’s January, so your head might be swimming with intentions for the year ahead: resolutions to set, goals to nail, habits to form, and visualizations to implement. Where to begin? And what’s the diff

Growing Up Green

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Everywhere we turn, we learn grim news about the state of our natural environment. Climate scientists tell us that we now have fewer than 10 years to change the course of the climate crisis. And so, w

Simple Swaps for Your Zero Waste Journey

Make simple swaps When it comes to your Zero Waste journey, picking one change to make at a time is easier than overhauling your entire life at once! Here are a few ideas to inspire you. Bathroom:Use

Orca Conservation

For 23 years, Troy Bright has been watching whales. When I meet him on the shore of Beautiful Bay on Malcolm Island, BC, on a hazy late August afternoon, he is perched atop a log, hydrophone system at

Is your sunscreen doing the trick?

We’ve all heard it—as pleas from caring parents, product taglines, or public service announcements: “Wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer!” During summer months we comply—rubbing, spritzing, and slat

Eco-friendly Food Storage

Earlier this year, Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021. This is great news for Canada and for our planet. The sad truth is that less than 10 perc

Go Zero Waste

How much garbage do you generate? What about recycling or food waste? The Zero Waste movement is swiftly picking up momentum around the world, prompting people to rethink plastic, packaging, and consu

Elevated eats for felix and fido

Canadians love their animal companions: more than half of us are proud pet owners. And our interest in natural nutrition for our best friends is on the rise. Read on for options to help your pet live

FOOD & DRINK

Mango Paleta Popsicles

These naturally sweet Mexican-style popsicles have no sugar added, but you’d never know it! When you use overripe mangoes, the fruit will already be sweet enough. Don’t be scared off by black spots on

Breakfast Cinnamon-Baked Apples with Star Anise, Cranberries, and Sunflower Seeds

Star anise adds an exotic sweetness to the dish, which also works as a healthy dessert. You can use any kind of apple for this recipe and adjust the amount of cranberries to balance the apples’ sweetn

Mr. Bannock’s Parsnip Salad

The humble parsnip gets an upgrade with this colourful fall-inspired salad.Ingredients1 lb (450 g) parsnips, trimmed and thinly sliced into ribbons 1/2 cup (125 mL) apple cider vinegar 3 oranges, zest

Glorious Green Cooler

Ingredients2 English cucumbers, roughly chopped 2 cups (500 mL) green grapes 3 kiwi fruits, peeled Packed 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh mint leaves 1 cup (250 mL) brewed green tea Still mineral waterDirection

Health News

Immunity Series, Part 1: This Is What Happens When a Virus Invades Your Immune System

With the whole world clamoring for information during the rapid spread of COVID-19, the global public health community is echoing a message familiar to anyone who’s big into natural health (that’s you

Bolstering Kids’ Immunity

Navigating uncertain times is no small feat, especially for parents who are concerned about how to keep their kids happy and safe. Measures such as school shutdowns, frequent handwashing, and physical

Dry, Tired Eyes?

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Beauty

Fresh Facial Cleansers

Facial cleansing has taken a turn away from harsh face washes, in favour of gentle natural cleansers. Learn how to include cleansing oils, lotions, balms, and waters in your facial routine.While many

Don’t Sweat It

Conventional antiperspirants contain some dangerous chemicals. Natural options are safer, effective, and widely available.Whether it’s the first day back at school, a big presentation at work, or a to

Fitness

Is Yin Yoga For You?

In Yin yoga, poses are held for up to eight minutes. Find out how you can benefit from this passive style of yoga.Ashtanga, Iyengar, restorative, hot, flow, and power—there are a variety of yoga style

Embrace the Canadian Winter

Getting outside is fun--even in winter! With a little planning and preparation, you can still enjoy the great outdoors.Have you noticed that your exercise routine gets harder to maintain as the days g

Improve Your Flexibility

Flexibility is much more important than many of us believe. Here\'s why it\'s so crucial for healthy aging, and how you can improve.When was the last time your fingers said hello to your toes? Canada’s

Easy Office Exercises

We know that being sedentary is harmful to our health—but working in an office may not give us a chance to move around as much as we would like. Along with several tips for workplace ergonomics, we of
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Family

Immunity Gets Personal

In The Immune Power Personality (Dutton,1995), Henry Dreher outlined how character traits can build resistance to disease. Since then a range of experts have supported Dreher’s conclusions. What are s

Gratitude

Gratitude isn\'t just for Thanksgiving. Learn why it\'s important to give thanks every day of the year, and how to instill gratitude in kids.Practising gratitude daily, rather than just on Thanksgiving

Addressing Kids’ Emotional Issues

Are you concerned about your child\'s emotional well-being or mood swings? Homeopathic remedies may offer a natural way to treat mild behaviour problems in kids.Is your child moody? Is she aggressive o

Examining the Role of Vitamin D in COVID-19

We’ve been maintaining a strong focus on our health and immunity this year, and for good reason. The practice of good hygiene and social and physical distancing combined with a strong immune system ar