Best Health Magazine: September 2011
Here's what you'll find inside the September 2011 issue of Best Health
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Your essential daily stretch • The key to anti-aging? • A drink recipe for your waistline • Best fast-food swap • Pretty lunch bags • Latest studies on family health • Ladies who love beach volleyball • Eco-friendly beauty products • Know the symptoms of ovarian cancer • Seasonal allergies may be linked to food allergies • Behind the label of a familiar beauty brand • This is one tough camera! • Yoga dogs • Is it true that some fish oil supplements contain mercury? • An apron with a twist • Make the most of farm-fresh produce • How mammograms can detect more than breast cancer
26 So You Think Tré Armstrong Can Dance? She can! We find out how this judge on the popular CTV show stays lean and fit, and how she gives back to the community.
30 Beauty Bar Our makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance picks.
32 Staff-Tested Treatment Masks We found some off-the-shelf products that soothe, soften and brighten skin.
34 Your Skincare Plan Through the Decades How to put your best face forward in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
38 Luminous Stars A roundup of the newest anti-aging beauty products.
41 Animal Testing Under the Microscope Could it be that animal testing of beauty products is going the way of the dinosaur? We investigated.
46 Paradise, Home and Away Two simply dreamy spas.
50 Whole-Life Makeover Join Kelly Mathews, our featured participant
in the second annual Best Health Challenge, as she takes on our home workout plan.
60 New Cures for Blindness Writer Lisa Bendall checks out the latest advancements. Plus, do you know the signs of retinal detachment?
64 Just Call Him EyeBorg What’s it like to have a prosthetic eye with a built-in video camera? Rob Spence can tell you.
68 What Works, What Doesn’t Answers to everyday health questions.
71 “I Have an Ovarian Cyst” As our writer discovered first-hand, they’re very common. How much do you need to worry about them?
75 Breathe Easy The best over-the-counter remedies for treating nasal congestion that just won’t go away.
80 Blue Bliss These small berries are mighty disease fighters. We’ve come up with some great ways to add them to your meals.
82 Family Supper Solutions Registered dietitian Sue Mah shares her secrets for quick, healthy meals on busy weeknights.
84 Taste of Morocco Try our roundup of four delicious (and nutritious) recipes. They’re easy to make, too!
90 Community Kitchen Two readers share their favourite recipes.
92 Super Bowls We taste-tested seven healthy cereals.
94 Quick Fixes Good-for-you suppers you can make in about 30 minutes.
96 Swap & Drop These easy food switches can reduce your sugar intake.
98 Season’s Best Fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein shares two delicious recipes using fruit and veggies that are at their peak right now. (Plus, find out what it was like for his students to cook for Will and Kate!)
102 Portion Checker What does one serving of nuts look like anyway?
106 What’s Your Fighting Style? Knowing it—and your partner’s—is the first step to finding better ways to get along.
108 Sex After Breast Cancer Three women share their personal stories.
112 How to Pick Friends Who Make You Feel Good Hanging out with the right people can boost your health. Here’s why.
114 6 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep An expert shares his strategies.
116 Ask A Sex and Relationships Therapist “My wife is rude to my mother. What can I do about it?”
118 Best Health Minute Our editor’s roundup of this issue’s top tips.
120 My Healthy Life Celebrity personal trainer Bruce Krahn shares his secrets for staying in shape.
Best Health Magazine, Sept. 2011