Taste the Rainbow for Better Health

I keep hearing more and more people saying they're cutting carbs/sugar/etc for health reasons. The truth is: being scared to eat a sweet potato or a piece of fruit because you're worried about one of its constituents is NOT healthy, and your body and mind will suffer.
The best way toward health is to get to [...]

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Does Spirulina Really Help With Weight Loss?

Spirulina is being touted as a miracle weight loss supplement - the theory being, that it will suppress your appetite and increase your energy by providing your body with a good hit of vitamins and minerals (so you don't get those cravings that come when your body is missing something).

I read a really interesting comment [...]

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Five Natural Remedies for Basic Cuts and Scrapes

When it comes to simple, shallow scratches and grazes, staving away infection is the best way to avoid a trip to the doctor. There’s a number of natural products that can help you do this.

1. Honey

Raw honey is a fantastic product to have around – it’s a great remedy to use on pets, too. When honey [...]

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Brain Teasers for Better Health

Keeping our brains active is incredibly important; and solving riddles is a great way to do this.

It improves memory and processing speeds, which has a positive impact on mental health, and is a great way for students to improve their exam scores while having fun.

It prevents the build up of sticky amyloid plaque in people [...]

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Asthma and Cold Weather

If you're subsceptible to asthma, cold air can trigger an attack - while the link between changing weather and asthma hasn't yet been fully explored, a rise in emergency room admissions and testimonials suggests a strong causal link.

Prevention is always better than using your puffer (though it's important to make sure you have it on [...]

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Three Vegetarian Sources of Protein

While we usually associate meat with protein, there's plenty of plant-based sources.

Chia seeds have four grams per two tablespoons - meaning your chia pudding will be chock full of protein, as well as the omega-3 fatty acids we need to keep our nervous systems functioning properly. For a huge protein hit, scatter some hemp seeds [...]

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Chia Seed Jam

 Jam is an Australian pantry staple, and comes in many varieties from berry to fig to apple - a personal favorite is pear and vanilla bean. 

Usually, what gives jam its "jammy" consistency is a mixture of sugar and pectin, or sugar and lemon juice. But given that fruit already has a lot of natural sugar, [...]

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Five Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Health

Our beloved pets are so much more than just companions - they're family. Here's a few ways that your pet, whether it be feline, canine, equine, a bird, a fish, whatever, can improve your health.

1. They get you outside and moving

Whether it's just walking to the store to pick up fish food or a full [...]

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A Quick Pimple Fix

While naturopathic treatment can generally clear up whatever is causing your pimples, it doesn't happen overnight - and pimples can cause a serious blow to our self confidence. Harsh chemical treatments and popping can do serious damage to your skin, but many people feel it's their only option.

If you suffer from cystic acne and want [...]

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Five Medicinal Properties of Ginger

Ginger has a whole host of health benefits, and can be used in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions.

Treating Travel Sickness

In a US study of naval cadets who were prone to seasickness, those given ginger powder suffered less than those who were given a placebo; and this appears to translate to all forms [...]

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