Wellness

Mood-Boosting Foods

We all know that food is a vital source to our existence. But did you know that food can affect your mood? Here are 9 top mood boosting foods. Bananas Bananas contain the amino acid tryptophan as well as vitamin A, B6, and C, fiber, potassium, phosphorus, iron and carbohydrate. Mood-boosting carbohydrates aid in the […]

The Health Benefits of Spices

Spices are a great way to add some delicious tastes to our meals. But a lot of those spices do more for our bodies than we may even realize. Here are some commonly used spices and their effects on our bodies. Cayenne In numerous studies, the active compound in cayenne, capsaicin, has been shown to […]

Is Soy Healthy?

We have all heard that soy contains estrogen and ultimately is not healthy. But is this true? With the amount of people moving towards a plant-based diet soy like tofu and non meat substitutes is ever common. Which begs us to ask the question is soy really healthy? Soy does have phytoestrogen, but this is […]

Vitamin Cheat Sheet

Vitamins are often spoken about in pill form. but the truth is we can get all of our nutrients from the food we eat. Here are some common vitamins, their roles in our bodies and what foods you can find them in. Do you think you can get all your vitamins just from the food […]

Why You Should Smile A lot More

When we are feeling down usually the last thing we want to hear is cheer up. Just put on a happy face even if you don’t feel like it. These types of things are generally annoying and not something you would believe. But science has shown that smiling can boost your mood, immune system, lower […]

5 Health Myths Debunked

There is a lot of hearsay in this world that gets spread like wildfire as truth. But the fact is that a lot of what we hear is actually not based around any science or even facts. So here are five very commonly known health myths that are just simply not true. 1. You Shouldn’t […]

How Stress Affects the Body

Stress is one of those things that every human has experienced and will continue to experience throughout their lifetime. While stress is basically impossible to avoid it is something that should be managed. Here is exactly how stress can affect the different parts of our bodies. Skin Skin problems like acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitas, random […]

The Keys to Perfect Supple Lips

Winter wrecks havoc on your skin, but even more so on the delicate skin on your lips. So how do you combat the winter cold from prematurely aging your lips? Here are some tips. 1. Drink Water 2. Apply SPF 3. Avoid Menthol, Peppermint, Cinnamon 4. Exfoliate 5. Be Careful around plumping, matte, or long-wear […]

Top Foods with Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a super important vitamin that we can only get three ways: the sun, supplements our or food. While supplements are great we should always try natural means to obtain our daily vitamins. But because of vitamin D’s rarity in natural foods many foods are fortified with vitamin D. You should also be […]

10 Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D directly affects our mood, immunity and bones, which all are pretty important to living a healthy and happy life. Unfortunately studies have shown over 70% of Americans are deficient in vitamin D. We can only get vitamin D from 3 places: food, sun and supplements, so during winter months it can be increasingly […]

6 Foods That Help Improve Your Gut Health

Your gut health is extremely important to the health of your body and keeping your mood good. Here are 6 foods that will add good bacteria to your gut and improve its overall health therefore improving your overall health! Kefir Kefir is much like yogurt. It is a fermented drink that has a tart creamy […]

5 Ways to Calm a Restless Mind Before Sleep

1. Schedule Time to Address Worries block off a 15-30 min window during your day to address worries and concerns. Try to find solutions for them or ways to delegate so they no longer are your main concern. 2. Journal Transfering your thoughts and ideas from your brain to paper can allow you brain to […]

7 Best Times to Drink Water

Drinking water throughout the day is vital for us to maintain good health. But there are times when you can get the best results from drinking water. So if you find it difficult to drink enough water throughout the day try drinking a cup at these specified times to really boost your water intake throughout […]

What can you Put in a Backyard Compost?

Yes tea bags, coffee grounds crushed eggshells cut hair and nail clippings grass weeds plants clippings raw fruit and veggies broken avocado pits Sometimes paper and cardboard citrus peels onion skins wood ash fallen leaves old plants No cooked foods meat or dairy grains or breads coal ash fruit veggie stickers magazines, glossy paper, colorful […]

The Perfect Morning Routine

Looking to have the perfect morning routine for the most productive morning? Well, here are some things that almost all successful entrepreneurs do daily. So take some notes, these may be some things you need to start adding to your mornings too. Wake up Early Think 6am is early? Well think again most successful entrepreneurs […]

The Importance of Gut Health

Did you know that your happiness can be directly translated to the health of your gut. Your gut is actually responsible for producing 90% of your serotonin, the feel good hormone. It can also help control things like your weight, mood, brain health, inflammation and even your immune function. To help you understand why gut […]

Sugar vs Fat

Sugar or Fat which is worse for you? Well it’s not really that simple because having a healthy diet its as easy as eliminating something like fat or sugar in fact it’s all about having balance in the foods we eat. The national institute of health recommends eliminating both bad fats and sugar as part […]

A Really Long List of Everything You Can Do With ACV

ACV is magical the amount of things that can be done with it are astounding really. So here I have compiled a list of everything you can possibly do with ACV. So go ahead take a seat maybe grab something to munch on while you read this because I’m warning you right now this list […]

5 Facts about Sparkling Water

I used to hate sparkling water but as my taste buds changed so did my affinity for sparkling water and now I can’t get enough of it. But what exactly is sparkling water and are there any health benefits or worse health scares associated with my new found love? What is sparkling Water? Sparkling water […]