Did you know that many chemicals found in scents used in conventional cleaning and beauty products are associated with migraines, can trigger allergies, asthma symptoms and skin irritation? This can happen because these fragrances are synthetic and have not been evaluated for toxicity, they are made from thousands of chemicals that not every person can […]
In 1958, Dr. Ananda Prasad had a 21-year-old patient from an Iranian village who presented as a prepubescent boy with underdeveloped sex organs and an absence of body hair. By 1963 his team discovered this was, in large part, due to a zinc deficiency. This prompted the first recommended daily intake (RDA) for zinc about […]
Going plant-based? Try these 5 tips to help you navigate your plant-based transition.
If you want dietary changes to stick, you’ve got to stay inspired. Having inspiration not only makes grocery shopping easier, but menu planning too. Browse magazines or go through your current recipe books with a new set of eyes, and flag the […]
We have long been told to drink our milk, do weight bearing exercise and get adequate sun exposure all to support good bone health. We have also been advised to include supplements like calcium, magnesium and vitamin D to ensure we aren’t missing the mark of our recommended daily intake.
Supplementing with calcium and magnesium can […]
Whether you’re an old hand at enjoying hemp hearts or brand new to the bandwagon, it never hurts to brush up on why you should feel great about including this stunner of a superfood in your diet. At a time when many of us are trying to be extra mindful of eating in a way […]
Often we hear about the devastating effects of widespread pollution on our planet’s environment. But how often do we stop to consider its impact on our bodies? We can no longer deny that we are living in a toxic world. The question is, what can we do about it?
While eating a healthy diet, getting adequate […]
As the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, magnesium plays an important role in numerous bodily functions. In fact, it’s involved in over 800 different reactions in the body.
In addition to many other things, magnesium:
Converts food into energy
Creates new proteins from amino acids
Helps repair and create DNA and RNA
Medicinal Mushrooms are all the rage right now. In fact, people are purchasing mushrooms in record numbers recently for everything from enhancing the stress response, to strengthening the immune system and improving athletic performance. But how do you decipher hype from reality? Health food fads come and go of course, and while some ingredients have […]
If you’re having trouble staying on track with all your health and wellness goals, you’re not alone! It can be overwhelming to tackle multiple goals at once. There might be a reason your life that you may not realize is causing these issues. That culprit is added sugar.
The Bad Mood Food
Added sugar has little to […]
Stress. It’s something that all of us experience, regardless of job, geographic location or family situation. Stress is the body’s response to environmental stimuli (stressors). It’s natural and healthy to a degree; stress can motivate us and move us forward in life. Too much stress and an inability to manage it, however, can have dramatic […]