Author Archives: Emily Lockhart

6 Uncommon Symptoms of Acid Reflux

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According to gastrointestinal researchers at the Mayo Clinic, acid reflux remains among the top health conditions plaguing North Americans. It’s certainly true that most of us have experienced that telltale burning bubbling up in our throat or behind our breastbone after a decadent meal followed by too much Netflix and chill. However, heartburn can ricochet in a series   …Continue Reading


6 Easy Tricks for Soothing Heartburn

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Do you feel the burn? By “burn” I mean heartburn, the most common backlash of GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux), which literally flows back and bites you right in the esophagus where there is no protective lining. Roughly 15-million people in the U.S. struggle with heartburn discomfort every single day, according to research from gastroenterologists at New York University’s Langone   …Continue Reading


6 Negative Health Effects of Eating Too Much Protein

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So we’re all aware of how essential protein is—according to WebMD.com the body utilizes protein to repair and built tissues (i.e., muscles, hair and nails), to build and support our skin, cartilage, bones, muscles, and blood, and to produce body chemicals (i.e., hormones and enzymes). However how much protein is too much protein? And yes,   …Continue Reading


Infographic: Snow Shoveling Safety

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In many parts of Canada, we brag about how high our snowbanks are, such as, “The snowbanks are so high in Toronto that I can finally clean out the eaves troughs without a ladder.” 🙂 However, the folks from the beautiful Canadian province of Nova Scotia, know their snow, and apparently they have plenty of   …Continue Reading


Video: #GrowFood is Killer Song with an Inspiring Social Message

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“Grow Food,” is not only my new favorite new song EVER, but also an inspiring project from Appetite for Change’s summer youth program in collaboration with the Beats and Rhymes program, at the Northside Minneapolis YMCA. It’s a fantastic song (I seriously can’t stop “whippin in the kitchen, whippin in the kitchen”) with an inspiring   …Continue Reading


Video: Embrace Winter with the Danish Concept of Hygee

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If you’re anything like me, you approach winter with dread. Pure and utter dread. I dread the cold. I dread the snow and slush. I dread driving on slippery roads. And I dread layering up in 10-pounds of outerwear just to leave my house. Unfortunately, I live smack dab in the middle of Southwestern, Ontario,   …Continue Reading


6 Weird and Wonderful Superfood Trends for 2017

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Tis’ that time of year again! Every year since it’s inception, the crack team at ActiveBeat.com has gotten together as the end of the year draws near to discuss the big, and often strange and surprising, health food trends expected in the new year. To be clear, we haven’t tested many of these ourselves, and the verdict   …Continue Reading


6 High-Fat Foods Nutritionists Swear By

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It’s been a long time since nutritionists and health experts dispelled the idea that fat is all bad. In fact, if the recent upsurge in coconut oil sales doesn’t speak for itself, let these nutrition experts say it loud and proud—we all need fat in our diets. But why? Well, fat, and not just the   …Continue Reading


Eyelash Extensions: 6 Things to Know Before Heading to the Lash Bar

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A little less than a month ago, I was part of a good friend’s wedding party. Of course, as a bridesmaid there are certain things expected. Oftentimes, you have to shill out for a dress that’s not necessarily your style. Additionally, the cost of having your hair and make up done are often part of the deal.   …Continue Reading


6 Surprising and Healthy Ways to Use Apples

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Who knew that the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, was just the tipping point for the many miraculous uses we can apply apples for better health. After all, history suggests that the fruit has been used dating back to 6,500 BC for everything from eating to beautifying skin. If you’re still just eating   …Continue Reading