Tag Archives: Health

We’ve got your summer adventure fix right here

Katrina Clarke | July 14 | CBC Life Camping…  in the snow… gave me a whole new appreciation for Canada’s beauty, and as you can imagine, for Mother Nature’s extremes. After a few beers on a warm Vancouver evening, I … Continue reading

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Infrared saunas have a celeb cult following, so we got in one to find out why

Katrina Clarke | May 12, 2017 | CBC Life I’ve lived in Bangkok and sweated through many a hot yoga class. But an infrared sauna kicked my butt. If you’ve heard of infrared saunas, it could be because they’re all … Continue reading

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Five surprising facts about semen from a men’s health expert

Katrina Clarke | April 24 | CBC Life If Something About Mary taught us anything, it’s to keep semen away from your hair. But aside from its industrial-strength hair gel properties, and its role in pregnancy, what else is there … Continue reading

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Just “can’t” today? Make sure your winter blahs aren’t actually an iron deficiency

Katrina Clarke | January 16, 2017 | CBC Life Feeling low on energy? Irritable? Looking pale? It could just be winter — or you could be low on iron. Iron deficiency affects around 11 per cent of adult women and … Continue reading

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The truth about trichotillomania – the hair pulling disorder

Katrina Clarke | November 24, 2016 | CBC Life When Julie Mason was 15, her mom started finding hairballs around the house. When she was in university, she developed a bald spot the size of a grapefruit. Mason, now 27, … Continue reading

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Food Uniforms: What it’s like to eat the same thing every day

Katrina Clarke| October 15, 2016 | Toronto Star Alan Bo has eaten pretty much the same foods every day for his entire life. When he was a kid, it was cereals, salads and scrambled eggs. As an adult, it’s oatmeal, wraps … Continue reading

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Hillary had pneumonia and kept working. Should you?

Katrina Clarke | September 16, 2016 | Toronto Star Caitlin Heffernan’s threshold for calling in sick is so high she has to be physically unable to leave her bed before she’ll email her boss. So when she got a cold in … Continue reading

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Microbiome: buzzword in gut health — but what is it?

Katrina Clarke | Aug. 19, 2016 | Toronto Star Have acne? Could be your gut. Crohn’s disease? PTSD? Obesity? Could be your gut. The gut microbiome — trillions of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract — has everyone from immunologists to … Continue reading

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Dying Barrie man gives away $1,000 to strangers as part of his bucket list

Katrina Clarke | Nov. 28, 2015 | Toronto Star BARRIE—A huge smile spreads across Frank Nelson’s face as he watches a young girl — a stranger — unwrap the special birthday gift he bought her. She pulls a $200 American Girl … Continue reading

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Drummer with rare, incurable neurological condition re-teaches himself to play

Katrina Clarke | Aug. 24, 2015 | Toronto Star In a dark rehearsal space in Toronto’s west end, Daniel Schwartz pinches a drumstick between his thumb and forefinger, watches with resignation as his three free fingers reflexively curl toward his palm, … Continue reading

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