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New findings on soy and breast cancer ‘ Your essential daily stretch ‘ Eco-friendly beauty picks ‘ Tips to keep pets safe on Halloween ‘ Behind the label of a familiar beauty brand: L’Occitane en Provence ‘ An antioxidant-packed blueberry and celery smoothie ‘ A new pesticide-free head-lice treatment ‘ One woman’s life-changing phone call ‘ How does your BMI compare to that of other people around the world? ‘ Why a Canadian-developed oat is getting lots of buzz ‘ A boxing mini-wardrobe ‘ These friends saddle up to stay fit ‘ Best fast-food swap
34 A Beautiful Feast From coconut to yogurt, there’s now a bumper crop of luscious hair and skincare products that contain foods rich in antioxidants and other nutrients.
BONUS: Find out the five foods to eat for healthy, glowing skin.
38 Bundle Up! We paired this season’s gorgeous coats and boots to hit all the trends’and suit a range of fall temperatures.
44 Paradise, Home and Away Two simply dreamy spas. This issue: Ontario and Costa Rica.
48 Staff-Tested We put the newest eyebrow makeup and tools to the test to find out which ones work best.
50 Beauty Bar Our makeup, skincare, fragrance and haircare picks.
52 Plum Seduction Vamp it up with this season’s plum shades! We found pretty makeup and nail colours.
56 10-Minute Tuneups It’s easy to fit in a workout when it takes just minutes a day. This issue: A quick full-body workout from fitness trainer Bruce Krahn.
BONUS: Watch the video for 10-Minute Tuneups: The Quick Full-Body Workout.
59 A Doctor’s Advice Want to rev up your metabolism to burn fat and calories all day long? Dr. Susan Biali has 10 simple strategies.
BONUS: Find out more about how to rev up your metabolism.
61 Backup Relief We rounded up some constipation remedies. Which one will work best for you?
BONUS: Try these seven ways to relieve constipation.
64 Best Health for Men If the man in your life has a beer belly, get him to read this article.
67 Hide and Seek Women with dense breasts have a higher cancer risk. Here’s what you should know.
70 Breast Thermography Have you heard about this new technology in breast-cancer detection?
BONUS: Find out which 10 foods help fight breast cancer.
72 What Works, What Doesn’t Answers to everyday wellness questions.
76 Love Them Apples! So many varieties, so many health benefits.
BONUS: Try these delicious and healthy ways to get more apples in your diet.
78 New Takes on Great Foods From escarole to hemp beverage, we rounded up ‘new’ foods that are all the rage’for good reason.
80 Cafeteria Food Makeover Fancy an order of fries and a burger? Fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein transforms them into a guilt-free meal.
BONUS: Get five tips for packing lunches kids will love.
85 Community Kitchen A reader shares her favourite recipe.
87 Swap & Drop™ Which has more fibre: corn or peas? We found four fibre-boosting grocery choices.
BONUS: Check out the Swap & Drop Diet book at besthealthmag.ca/store.
88 Mmmm, Garlic If you’re a garlic lover, here are more ways to enjoy it.
BONUS: Find more recipes featuring garlic.
91 The Fat Releasers 94 foods that will amp up weight loss.
BONUS: To purchase The Digest Diet, go to digestdiet.ca.
94 A Dietitian’s Advice Sue Mah’s tips for kicking bad eating habits.
97 Quick Fixes Get these meals on the table in less than 30 minutes.
BONUS: For more quick and healthy recipes visit our recipes section at besthealthmag.ca/recipes.
102 ‘How I Healed My Relationship With Food’ A chef and food writer shares how she put her feelings about eating in perspective.
104 Six Ways to Love Your Job You can improve your productivity’and be happier’at work.
106 Lovin’ Spoonfuls Lacklustre libido? These foods may give it a boost.
BONUS: Find out which foods may actually lower your libido.
110 Trying Meditation, Part 2 Patricia Pearson gets the hang of it.
BONUS: Find out more about the health benefits of mediation.
115 Healthy Money Our finance columnist, Katie Dunsworth, shares her tips for saving money on gourmet splurges.
BONUS: Get the recipe for Katie Dunsworth’s Sunday Brunch Crêpes.
118 BH Minute Our editor’s picks of this issue’s top tips.
120 My Healthy Life This issue: Registered dietitian Sue Mah.
BONUS: Get the recipe for Abbey’s Chicken Pasta Salad.