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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

Toxins in Beauty Products

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When’s the last time you brushed up on chemicals in cosmetics? Perhaps it’s time for a refresher on what to look for, and avoid, in your everyday products.The ugly truth Unfortunately, conventional be

Tofu Noodle Salad

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Close your eyes, take in a forkful of this Asian-inspired salad, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re feasting at an Asian street market. Seared over an open flame, tofu turns meaty and, dar

Mashed Potato Tempeh Pie

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Stealth add-ins such as miso and soy sauce add umami depth to this plant-based riff on shepherd’s pie that is sure to leave everyone around the table searching for the like button—even the most devout
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Protecting Your Child’s Innate Food Wisdom

Unlike trendy diets you read about, intuitive eating is an approach to eating that involves a set of skills we’re born with. In fact, if you need a mentor for intuitive eating, watch a toddler navigat

Strawberry Banana Iced Green Tea Smoothie

This cooling iced tea smoothie makes an excellent afternoon snack, perfect for a calm afternoon interlude in the shade. Give this smoothie an additional boost of antioxidants by adding a teaspoon of f

The Stress-Complexion Connection

Our appearance can bear the brunt of a stressful lifestyle. Dark circles and wrinkled skin may seem like superficial issues, but the link between chronic stress and appearance can go far deeper than y

The Power of Colour to Heal

The healing properties of colour were used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks up to 4,000 years ago. Today, colour therapy techniques promote health and wellness in many complementary therapies and at ho

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

How Have You Stayed Healthy and Treated Yourself During COVID-19?

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Last week, we asked the team at alive how they’ve been keeping up their beauty routines from home during the COVID-19 epidemic. Making sure our hair looks good is one thing, but what about simply stay

5 Reasons Why Appreciating Nature Is So Important Right Now

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Who here has been going on a lot of walks in nature lately? With many businesses closed and physical distancing still encouraged, there isn’t much to do with your free time. But there is one thing you

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

Quick ’n’ Easy Doesn’t Have To Be Fast ’n’ Greasy

Fast/convenience foods are easy, but they’re far from the ideal diet for a growing human. Once in a while it’s OK, but making fast food a regularity creates a potentially harmful nutritional foundatio

Pear Spinach Smoothie

This smoothie is proof that green is the colour of health. Soft tofu adds extra protein along with hemp hearts with their stellar source of magnesium and beneficial omega-3 fats. If you want a sweeter

Sweet Potato Breakfast Stack

This recipe is the perfect go-to breakfast when you want something quick that’s also special. Sweet potato not only adds a great pop of colour but is also a good source of vitamins A and B6, potassium

Glazed Bumbleberry Pie in Coconut Hazelnut Crust with Lemon Yogurt Drizzle

This delightful tart is filled to the brim with “bumbleberries.” Not to mislead, though: there is no such thing as a bumbleberry. It’s actually a mixture of fruits and berries that some suggest origin

Health News

The Healing Power Of Chaga And Reishi

Ancient Siberian folklore tells of a dark, potent fungus growing off the bark of black birch trees, with the power to promote longevity, boost the body’s immune system, and soothe a range of ailments.

#BoPo

Body positivity has swept the nation. Self-acceptance of our bodies, even if we don’t match cultural size ideals, has evolved into a massive movement. Instead of obsessing over “imperfections,” social

Beauty

Cosmetic Safety

We use cosmetic and skin care products every day, but we seldom think about what we\'re putting onto our skin. We debunk eight cosmetic myths.How much do we really know about the cosmetic products that

Personal Care From Nature

We take great care of our health by eating right, sleeping well, and exercising. But sometimes this care doesn’t extend to some of our everyday products. Here’s why we should pay more attention to the

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

Keep your Pets Safe this Season

Deck the halls with boughs of holly - but make sure that Fido and Fluffy stay safe with these tips!The holiday season should be merry and bright for humans and our furry friends alike, but believe it

Holistic Cold and Flu Remedies

Steer clear of illness this cold and flu season by using natural remedies that these holistic health experts recommend.Watch out, cold and flu bugs. The wealth of effective remedies offered by natural

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