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How to Maintain a Healthy Brain

Brain Health and Why It's Important The brain is one of your most vital organs, it controls your body's functions and helps you understand and interact with the world around you, and just like the rest of your body, it needs to be looked after. Diet, exercise, sleep quality and quantity, connecting with others, and how you manage stress are [...]

Rethink Stress During Mental Health Month

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind a faithful servant; we have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” -Albert Einstein The world as we know it has undergone quite a lot of change, and it can be challenging to navigate the stress that accompanies these uncertain times. As the Coronavirus pandemic evolves, many of us are [...]

Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

The Basics: What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent Fasting, IF, is basically time restricted feeding where you eat during a certain window of time during each day. You typically fast with lots of water or non-caloric beverages for the remaining hours of the day. The most popular is a "16-8 IF," which is a 16 hour fast with an 8 our [...]

How to Handle Sugar Cravings

A study released by the scientific journal PLOS One proves that sugar intake directly correlates to higher rates of diabetes. The study was conducted by four researchers, including Dr. Robert Lustig, presenter of the 2009 “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” talk that became a YouTube sensation at close to 8 million views and counting. What’s more shocking? The addictive nature of [...]

What to Eat During the Colder Months

When warm, hazy stretches give way to the crisp, cool days of Fall, everything feels new. And just as the seasons change, your body’s needs change with each season. How you eat, what you eat, and where your food comes from all play a role in seasonal eating. Master Eating Seasonally As the external conditions turn windy, dry, and cold, [...]

Food Focus: Bok Choy Apple Slaw

Why is it that in the summer we naturally crave more fresh and raw foods? These foods have a cooling effect on the body. The lightness and high water, fiber, and vitamin content, work together to act as our internal air conditioning during these warm months. At this time of year we also need less dense, high-energy food because we get [...]

2018-12-17T23:56:53+00:00Gut Health|

Honey and Seasonal Allergies

With changing seasons come insufferable allergies. Over-the-counter allergy medication frequently causes drowsiness, fatigue, and other unwanted side effects. As a healthy and natural alternative, consider this unlikely hero: Honey! Many swear by pre-season and general use of at least a tablespoon of raw local honey per day to reduce seasonal allergy and asthma symptoms. Recent preliminary studies are founded on [...]

2019-03-13T17:16:39+00:00Superfoods|

5 Healing Herbs and How to Grow Them

By growing your very own fresh herbs, your medicine cabinet is only as far as your garden plot! Here you’ll find five all-star plants that have potent medicinal properties and thus dubbed "healing herbs." If you aren’t able to grow them yourself, you can still benefit from their healing nature by looking out for them throughout the summer at your [...]

Why Diets Don’t Work

You can’t turn on the TV, drive down the road or go to a party without being confronted with America’s hottest obsession: weight. Diets are a billion-dollar industry; companies spend millions and millions luring you to try the latest diet (low carb, high protein, low fat, no fat, you name it) with promises that this will (finally!) be the solution [...]