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Staying healthy while still indulging in the bustling, enjoyable and interesting lives we lead can be a major challenge. It can be even harder when trying to achieve goals like increasing your energy, starting an exercise program, cutting down on your sugar intake or just plain old getting healthier. A key to success is to stock up on simple, quick foods that provide the ingredients to fuel your body. Here's an easy guide to eating healthy on the go, with a focus on some of the key health trends and goals we've identified for 2018. GOAL: KICK THE SUGAR HABIT Want to do something simple that’s hugely beneficial to your health? Lower your sugar intake. Sugar has zero essential nutrients, is full of empty calories and turns to fat in the liver...

Danica Trapara | Holistic Nutritionist | Nakd Health When the temperature dips, our bodies naturally start to crave hearty, comforting foods. However, that’s no excuse to get off track and skip out on nourishing healthy meals you can make at home. We’ve got you covered with a roundup of healthy cold weather comfort foods that include everything from soups and stews to hot chocolate and sweet treats. Keep reading to find our favourite good-for-you comfort food recipes that are sure to satisfy all of your cravings. 1. Butternut Squash Casserole from Oh She Glows This is a fantastic way to showcase the best of cold weather produce while checking all the boxes for comfort and taste. The guilt-free recipe can be made ahead of time, so it’s great for when you want to prep something to last for the week. It’s vegan and gluten-free and oh so comforting! 2. Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Stew from Joyous...

BY ANDREA MIANDRO (WELL.CA BUYER FOR BEAUTY & SKIN CARE) & LISA WHYATT (WELL.CA BUYER FOR PERSONAL CARE) Read up on the biggest trends in other categories here!  COMING UP IN 2018: Top 10 Trends in Beauty & Personal Care TREND #1: CHARCOAL This was a trending ingredient in beauty & personal care in 2017 and isn’t going anywhere in 2018! Charcoal is an all-natural ingredient that quickly binds to chemicals, which is why it’s commonly used in detoxes. When incorporated into skincare products, charcoal draws unwanted dirt and oil from pores which result in fewer breakouts, smaller pores, and an overall flawless complexion. It is used in face masks and other skincare products that are targeted towards oily and acne prone skin. Charcoal works in a similar way when applied to toothpaste, hair care products, and deodorant by working as a magnet to naturally draw dirt, oil and impurities out of the body....

Dr. Laura Belus, ND Did you know that every year one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to get healthier? It’s on everyone’s mind because we all want to have more energy, lose a few extra pounds and generally feel our best. Unfortunately, getting healthy isn’t always as easy as we would like. It takes slow & steady commitment for lasting results; however, there is a way to kickstart your results into high gear: a cleanse! What is a Cleanse? This word gets used a lot when it comes to health & wellness. But if done correctly, it can be a great way to reset your body after a holiday season of indulgences. Typically, a cleanse is a series of botanical herbs that help to stimulate the main organs of detoxification: the liver, kidney, digestive & lymphatic system. Simply put, these organs are responsible for clearing waste, toxins and any unnecessary compounds...

BY ANKE SIMPSON, DANIELLE PARTINGTON, EMMA UYS, & ANGELA McGREGOR | WELL.CA BUYING TEAM FOR BABY & KIDS Read up on the biggest trends in other categories here! 2017 IN REVIEW: What was hot in Baby & Kids? 1) BEST BABY BOTTLE: Como Tomo These bottles are both mom & baby approved! Babies love them because they feel like a mom. And moms love them because they allow them to seamlessly transition between breast and bottle feeding. 2) BEST DIAPER: Seventh Generation Seventh Generation diapers are made with sensitive bottoms in mind – they are made without chlorine processing and there are no added lotions or fragrances, making them hypoallergenic and perfect for sensitive skin. 3) BEST BABY WIPES: Aleva Naturals Aleva Natural wipes are specially formulated for baby's sensitive skin. Bamboo contains a natural anti-bacterial agent, making them free of chlorine and bleach. They are extra strong, ultra soft and biodegradable making them the perfect eco-friendly wipe for...