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Arthritis myths and truths
Do chili peppers and cod-liver oil really help reduce arthritis pain? Find out which home remedies may help, and which are best to avoid, at besthealthmag.ca/arthritis.
Ride in style
If chafing or a sore bottom keeps you from hopping on your wheels, we’ve got some solutions for you. Visit besthealthmag.ca/biking to find out how to make cycling a little more comfortable.
Snack well on the go
For delicious and healthy snack ideas that keep you fuelled when out and about, visit besthealthmag.ca/healthysnacking.
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What the heck is the ‘sunshine diet’? ‘ Your essential daily stretch ‘ Eco-friendly beauty picks ‘ Why sad films make you happy ‘ A ginger-peach smoothie ‘ Binders that lighten the load of backpacks ‘ These friends kick butt at karate ‘ Latest studies on family health ‘ Behind the label of a familiar beauty brand: Lise Watier ‘ Best fast-food swap ‘ A new blood test that could save lives ‘ Products to keep littles ones’ skin soft ‘ How to give your pet CPR ‘ How does your province rank in terms of standard of living? ‘ Staff-tested snack bars
32 Time-Saving Beauty Speed up your daily routine with these multi-tasking and foolproof products.
36 Beauty Bar Our makeup, fragrance and skincare picks.
38 The Truth About Silicones They play a big role in cosmetic and personal care products. Why are some companies opting not to use them?
BONUS: Find out more about cosmetic preservatives.
40 Swing It! How do you get beautiful hair? It all starts at the scalp.
BONUS: Find out how to get rid of dandruff.
43 Paradise, Home and Away Two simply dreamy spas.
46 Staff-Tested We brushed up on the latest mascaras, with some interesting results.
48 Help Me, Rhonda Our Beauty Editor, Rhonda Rovan, answers your questions. This issue: How do dark-spot correctors work?
50 Jeans, with a Twist Step out of your staple blues and try a denim update. There is now a multitude of colours, patterns and textures.
54 10-Minute Tuneups It’s easy to fit in a workout when it takes just minutes. This issue: A power cardio workout.
BONUS: Watch the video for 10-Minute Tuneups: The Power Workout.
58 Girlfriend’s Guide: What’s New in Birth Control There are so many options to consider today. Which one is right for you?
BONUS: Find out six things you should know about IUDs.
62 Cycle-mania Why biking is one of the best ways to get fit. Plus, two women share their adventures on two wheels.
BONUS: Need an excuse to start biking? Here are even more reasons to start biking.
BONUS: Best Health Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Munday has been training since June for a 100-kilometre charity bike ride with Ride for Karen. She’s been blogging about her training; find out how it’s been going at besthealthmag.ca/bonnieonabike.
64 Workout Wear A mini-wardrobe of cool biking gear.
BONUS: Find out how to give your bike a tuneup.
66 Best Health for Men Kidney stones aren’t fun, but there are ways to prevent and treat them.
69 Air Supply Breathe easier with these treatments for seasonal allergies.
BONUS: Fight allergies with these seven natural remedies.
72 Unlock the Secrets of Your Family Tree Knowing your family’s health history can be a great tool to prevent and treat disease.
BONUS: Eat these five disease-fighting foods to stay healthy.
76 A Doctor’s Advice All you need to know about HRT.
BONUS: Find out which menopause treatment is right for you.
80 Plum Perfection This sweet stone fruit is packed with healthy nutrients. Try these easy-to-make recipe ideas.
BONUS: Try our best healthy plum recipes.
84 The ‘Fink’ Effect How chef and teacher Paul Finkelstein is changing school nutrition programs in Canada to help curb childhood obesity.
88 Quick Fixes Good-for-you meals you can make in less than 30 minutes.
BONUS: For more quick and healthy recipes, visit our recipes section.
90 Swap & Drop Grocery product switches that help you slash sugar.
BONUS: Check out Swap & Drop Diet in the Best Health store.
92 Tofu, Anyone? A cookbook author explains how to make the most of this versatile food. Plus, a delicious stir-fry recipe.
BONUS: Enjoy these six recipes that use soy.
95 Community Kitchen A reader shares a favourite recipe for a healthy pasta dish.
96 Portion Checker How do fat, calories and cholesterol compare in shellfish and seafood?
100 My Dog Laddie How adopting a dog changed life for one couple.
102 Healthy Money Our new finance columnist, Katie Dunsworth, shares how she got a handle on her overspending ways.
104 Is a Sexless Marriage Okay? Sex and relationships therapist Cheryl Fraser explains why it may be nothing to worry about.
106 Like Mother, Like Daughter Meet some moms and daughters who partner up to get fit’and stay close.
BONUS: Get fit with a friend by trying one of these eight fitness ideas you can do with a partner.
110 No More Guessing Games A new DNA test makes it much easier to find the right antidepressant.
BONUS: Learn more about the pros and cons of some common antidepressants.
113 Trying Meditation, Part 1 Writer Patricia Pearson gives it a shot.
BONUS: Find out how to get started with meditation.
118 BH Minute Our editor’s picks of this issue’s top tips.
120 My Healthy Life Katie Dunsworth shares her secrets for healthy living.