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‘ A supplement with super-powers ‘ Eco-friendly beauty items ‘ A disease-fighting smoothie ‘ New cookbooks by Canadians ‘ The healing power of tea ‘ Why celebs love kombucha ‘ What happens to your hormones during your monthly cycle? ‘ Clara Hughes’ big ride to raise mental health awareness ‘ Is there a problem with nail polish in the emergency room? ‘ Step it up with real-time online fitness classes ‘ Behind the scenes of a familiar beauty brand. This issue: Coty ‘ Your essential daily stretch ‘ Get organized with this nifty health journal ‘ Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? ‘ A fun board game for girls’ night ‘ Latest studies on family health ‘ Could your pet be a therapy dog? ‘ Newly launched fitness wear lines from mainstream fashion brands
36 The New Blues Flattering denim: You can wear this hot spring trend from head to toe.
42 Brush With Success Your comprehensive how-to guide to makeup brushes.
BONUS: Get makeup tips from the pros.
44 Beauty Bar Our roundup of makeup, skincare and hair-care picks.
49 Help Me, Rhonda Our Beauty Editor’s primer on fragrance-free products.
52 Skincare Gizmos The latest at-home gadgets to help you get great-looking skin.
BONUS: Bring the spa to you with these at-home spa treatments.
58 Staff-Tested We tried out nine brands of dry shampoo; find out what they can do for your hair.
64 10-Minute Tuneups™ Get toned all over with our quick resistance-band workout. (Bonus: Bands are a great portable fitness tool’handy when travelling.)
68 Best Remedy: Feeling the Burn? A roundup of over-the-counter and natural products that will help to soothe your muscle aches and pains.
70 At Death’s Door The harrowing story of how Cari MacLean’wife of Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean’survived a pulmonary embolism. Plus, what you need to know.
75 The Truth About Dental Fillings Are they safe? We asked the experts to weigh in on the pros and cons of different types of dental fillings, and to address Internet chatter about whether silver and composite resin fillings are safe.
BONUS: Find out six ways to prevent cavities.
79 A Fresh Take on Fitness Koga? Burlesquercise? SpinBarre? We checked out the newest combinations.
88 Cuckoo for Coconuts This tropical fruit is all the rage. Try these simple ways to add its goodness to meals.
91 All Chilled Out Frozen fruit and veggies are full of nutrients and often cost less than fresh. Try them in these recipes.
94 A Dietitian’s Advice Sue Mah shares four food trends (including Meatless Monday) she thinks are here to stay.
BONUS: Find out what’s on our healthy grocery list.
97 Quick Fixes Meals you can make in less than 30 minutes.
BONUS: For more quick and healthy recipes, visit besthealthmag.ca/recipes.
100 Community Kitchen A reader shares her favourite gluten-free cookie recipe.
103 Swap & Drop™ These small changes add up when it comes to spreads and fridge staples.
104 Family Fare Chef and teacher Paul Finkelstein shares some recipes his kids love.
112 Olympic Special We profile six Canadian athletes going for gold in Sochi. Plus, how you too can eat like a champion.
BONUS: Best Health Associate Editor Joana Lourenço is in Sochi for a portion of the Olympic Games. For regular updates, go to besthealthmag.ca/Olympics or, on Twitter, follow @besthealthmag.
124 Ask A Sex Therapist ‘My husband touches me only when he wants sex, but I want more intimacy.’
126 Green Victories We share some much-needed good news about the environment.
BONUS: Find a list of environmentally friendly foods.
130 Healthy Money Tips for saving money when you are planning a wedding.
132 Best Health Challenge Get inspiration from these women to try a physical (and fundraising feat) of your own.
BONUS: Get tips on how you can reach your Challenge goal.
139 BH Minute Our editor’s picks for this issue’s top tips.
140 My Healthy Life Health and nutrition expert John Berardi.