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Dr. Laura Belus | Naturopathic Doctor Whether you’re in your first trimester or about ready to deliver, making sure you have safe, natural solutions to common pregnancy concerns can be a life saver. Many women are confused about what’s actually safe for their growing fetus and what should be avoided. Here are the top pregnancy complaints I’m asked about, and natural remedies that you can count on for each: Nausea Over 50% of women will experience nausea and/or vomiting during their pregnancy (most symptoms will subside after the first trimester), so it’s important to know that there are natural solutions that can effectively improve your quality of life without harming the fetus. Vitamin B6 has been shown in research to reduce nausea during the first trimester when taking 50mg, 1-2 times per day. Always opt for the activated form of vitamin B6, also known as P-5-P (pyridoxal-5'-phosphate) for better absorption and effects. For relief on-the-go,...

It’s almost time to celebrate one of the most important men in your life – your dad (and don’t forget your grandfather, father-in-law, or any other dads you know!). But dads are notoriously hard to shop for – especially on a budget! That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the bestselling and top-rated Father’s Day gift ideas for every type of dad. So it’s time to trade in that tie you get him every year for some of these unique gifts he’ll actually use – and love!

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If you’re looking for a simple and easy way to boost the nutrition factor in your meals, then hemp is the superfood you need. Just three tablespoons (30 grams) of hemp hearts contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 12 grams of omegas 3 and 6! That’s 2x more protein and 25% more omegas than an equal 30g serving of chia or flax! And if that wasn’t enough, hemp also contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), iron, magnesium, fibre, iron, zinc and phosphorus.

Giving gifts is almost as fun as getting them – and baby shower gifts are no exception. Finding the perfect gift for any new mom-to-be means hunting through adorable booties, onesies, and of course – some more practical items. To help you on your hunt, we’ve rounded up the 10 best baby shower gift ideas that are sure to delight expecting parents.

Eve Gane | Blogger | Close to Simple
Ever feel like there’s a new beauty ingredient you can’t stop seeing and hearing about? That all of the sudden it’s in every product and all over your Instagram feed? This is what our Beauty Buzzwords series is all about – to help you learn more about these mysterious ingredients and why everyone is raving about them. Next up is squalane oil, the new hydrator on the block that’s suitable for ALL skin types and might just overthrow coconut oil as the most multipurpose beauty oil!