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The Amazing Health Benefits of Apples

It’s the day of the apple. Don’t you love these National Celebration Days – like every other day is National Margarita Day. Cheers to that! No, seriously, today is National Apple Day in the US! And who doesn’t love an apple?? And more importantly a trip to the farm to go apple picking. It’s that […]


Natural heartburn remedies

36 weeks pregnant. Our baby boy is the size of a papaya. No wonder I have been feeling the pressure and discomfort after a meal. Most nights, this manifests itself in a crazy amount of heartburn. Heartburn may very well be the worst pregnancy symptom in the 3rd trimester, where all I want to do […]


Guided Meditation for Beginners

Most people who have not learned how to meditate hear the word “meditation” and immediately conjure up the image of a serene person sitting in a cross-legged position on the floor with their eyes closed. This image is a stereotype and just one of hundreds of different techniques that can be employed for meditation.The reality […]


The Science Behind Flaxseed

Flaxseed is becoming a very popular superfood. It is often used in smoothies, on salads, baked goods, and even recently have been ground up and added to pasta noodles. With so many things now including flax or flax oil, what is the science behind flaxseed? Science behind Flaxseed – what are the claims? There is no […]


Why you should Eat Greens Everyday

Greens are universally panned as being a healthy and beneficial food group. They include collard greens, kale, turnip greens, mustard greens, and more. While everyone agrees that they are healthy, not many people add it to their diet. Let alone eats it on the daily. So why should eat greens every day, and how to […]


Yoga Poses for Back Pain

Yoga goes hand in hand with resolving back pain. Known for its mind-body approach and relaxation techniques, yoga use a series of poses to work your lower back and boost flexibility and strength. In fact, yoga has been studied and shown to be effective in helping reduce back pain.  Today we’ll look at 10 yoga […]

Fitness, Health

How Sleep Can Impact Your Fitness Routine

When you’re plotting out your personal fitness goals and putting a plan in place to achieve them, you’ll likely concentrate most on the more obvious aspects. The type of exercises for your target areas, amendments to your diet, and the frequency of your workouts are all important to figure out, and crucial to your overall […]


Intuitive Eating: Digging into the Latest Un-Diet Trend

Thanks to social media, it feels like we are inundated with photos and videos about different diet and fitness fads on a daily basis. From Keto and Paleo to Whole30 and the Alkaline Diet, dozens of new dieting methods seem to gain popularity and then fade away. Instead of trying to limit your body’s intake, […]


Can A Plant-Based Help Diet Lower High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension, otherwise known as High Blood Pressure, is something that can be otherwise unnoticed unless you are checked by a doctor. However, it can be indicative of huge health problems down the road if not treated. So, that said, what exactly is hypertension (high blood pressure), and how can a plant-based diet lower high blood pressure? […]