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How Stress Messes With Your Health: The Ugly Truth
Ahhh, stress. Or as some people like to call it - the "stress mess."
Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when your stress levels run high? Does it keep you up at night or literally make you sick?
If you’ve ever experienced stress (and who hasn’t?), you know what I’m talking about. Because stress definitely messes with your health.
Read this week’s blog post to discover some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress may be messing with your health.
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8 Essential Brain Foods for Studying and Staying Focused
Looking to improve your concentration when you are studying?
Discover 8 important brain foods for studying which promote concentration and improve brain function.
Whether you're studying for a college exam or preparing for a major presentation at work, you've probably wished there was a way to magically improve your concentration. Especially when there are so many distractions around.
There may not be a magic pill to improve your concentration, but there are foods you can eat that stimulate brain health and help you focus.
Next time you're looking for a study snack, reach for one of these eight brain foods for studying.Read More
Vitamin D’s Surprising Impact on Brain Health
When we think of "vitamins," we know they're super-important for health.
But vitamin D is special.
It's difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency.
So, let's talk about what this critical fat-soluble vitamin is, how it affects the health of your brain, how much you need, and how you can get enough.
January is Mental Wellness Month
What does mental wellness look like to you? It can look, feel, and mean something different to each of us.
Regardless of what it means to you, there are some common things we can all do to help maintain our own good mental health.
Read on to discover 4 common phases of mental wellness and 7 tips on how you may be able to improve yours.Read More
Cortisol: What it is and Natural Ways to Lower it
Last week I discussed cortisol - what it is and natural ways to lower it. Cortisol helps us deal with a multitude of stressors and stressful situations. It is important for survival, but too much can cause problems.
What happens if your cortisol levels are always high?
If you live a very stressful life or happen to be a caregiver to a loved one, you need to set boundaries and start taking care of you!
Read on for ideas to help you better manage stress, especially if you happen to be a caregiver.Read More
The Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee
Coffee is healthy. Coffee is not healthy. Drink it. Avoid it.
Why all the confusion?
If you want to learn about the health benefits of your morning cup of java or if you should avoid it altogether, today’s post is for you.
Coffee affects different people differently. It does have some important health benefits, but both quality and quantity count. Plus, there are people who should avoid it.
Are you one of them? What should you consider before your next cuppa joe?
Surprising Benefits of Almond Milk & How To Make It.
If you have a dairy allergy or are interested in a great milk alternative, look no further. Almond milk has more nutrients than cow’s milk and is easier for most people to digest.
In fact, regular consumers of almond milk may even make it at home. If you have been toying with this idea but need some inspiration and a good recipe, keep reading!
This week, I discuss some interesting facts about almonds and the health benefits they provide. As an added bonus, I’m including my super simple recipe for delicious, and nutritious, homemade almond milk!
Healthy Eating while Travelling this Summer
It’s that time of year again for most of us.
The sun is shining. School is out for the summer and it’s holiday season. It’s time to take a break, kick back, and enjoy time with family and friends wherever they may be.
For most of us, travelling is exciting. It means getting away, relaxing, and taking the time to recharge. However, for others, even the thought of travelling can be terrifying. Eating the wrong foods away from home and having to deal with the unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects it brings may discourage these people from venturing away from home in the first place.
Read this week’s blog post to discover my top 9 travel tips to help you maintain healthy eating habits while having fun on vacation this summer, and learn how to avoid the feelings of heaviness, bloat, and fatigue that typically comes with travel.
The 10 Best Brain Vitamins to Boost Focus and Memory
If you're curious to know what vitamins are good for your brain and can improve your mood, memory, and focus, read this week’s blog post. You’ll discover the 10 most essential brain vitamins you should be taking and why.Read More
12 Ways to Make Eating Healthy Meals While Pregnant Easier
Maintaining proper nutrition throughout your pregnancy is incredibly important, so check out these 10 ways to make eating healthy meals while pregnant easier.
We all know we need to take care of our bodies with healthy nutrition, but it's particularly crucial when you're eating for two. Many of us can excuse subjecting ourselves to unhealthy food, but when it's a baby we're nourishing, the game is entirely different.
As motivated as you may be, eating healthy is still easier said than done. If you're struggling to find healthy meals while pregnant, these tips may help.
The Neurotoxicity of Pesticides
Did you know that pesticides are toxic to your brain and that children are more susceptible to neurotoxin exposure? As toxins, they can cause a variety of behavioural and cognitive problems.
Read this week’s blog to find out how and what you can do about it.
How to Brew your own Kombucha in 6 Easy Steps
In your efforts to become whole food optimized, I hope that you have discovered kombucha. The health of your gut and the balance of bacteria within your microbiome depend on both the probiotics and prebiotics that you feed it. This includes delicious fermented foods that the healthy bacteria in your gut love. And what’s more delicious than kombucha?
If you are not sure what exactly kombucha is or if you missed my interview with a kombucha brewmaster, be sure to check it out.
If you are well aware of the health benefits of kombucha, including helping you maintain optimal gut, immune, brain, and overall health, and have been thinking of starting to brew some yourself, I highly recommend you give it a go! It’s easier than you may think!
Read on to discover my simple kombucha recipe and 6 steps even you can take to brew your own kombucha!
Eat Healthier With the Kids Using These Family Meal Planning Tips
Trying to get your whole family to be healthy can seem like a difficult task, but if you follow the family meal planning tips offered in this week’s blog post, you can help everyone be healthy!
In spite of the fact that over 75% of us claim that we focus on healthy eating, most of us aren't actually getting the nutrition we need.
When you take a look at the added ingredients, excess sugar, and over-reliance on fast food, it's not hard to see why.
With roughly 36% of American adults and 18% of children classified as obese, the question becomes, what can we do about it?
What concrete steps can you take to protect your own health and the health of your family members?
It all starts with healthy meal planning.
Yes, exercise is important, but it's what you eat that really makes a difference.
How can you ensure that your portions, nutrients, and of course, the actual taste, of the meals you make for your family is up to snuff?
Read on for family meal planning tips.
The Gluten-Free Controversy: Does Gluten-Free Mean “Healthy”?
Have you noticed that increasingly more and more people are trying to avoid gluten?
Have you wondered if gluten-free products are healthy?
Have you given up gluten or been wondering if you should?
Read this week’s blog post to discover the real truth behind gluten-free products and what you should look for when shopping gluten-free.
If you are trying to live a life without gluten, it may be exciting to see more gluten-free options available to you every day. But be aware that not all gluten-free products are created equal. Please be mindful that many of them are still processed and contain unhealthy ingredients, making them not such a “healthy” alternative. Read on to find out more!Read More