Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?
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  Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more self-aware and present. It’s often used … Read More

The Stress Mess: How Stress Messes With Your Health
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  We all have some level of stress, right? It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic).   Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, and can even be life-saving.  Then, when the “threat” (a.k.a. “stressor”) is gone, the reaction subsides, and all is well.   It’s the chronic … Read More

Recipe (Gut food fibre, Brain food omega-3): Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats
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Serves 2   1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup oats 1 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon chia seeds 2 tablespoons hemp seeds ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 banana, sliced ¼ cup chopped walnuts   Blend blueberries in the food processor until smooth. Mix blueberries, oats, almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds in a bowl with a lid. Let set … Read More

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain
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If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it!   Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.”   There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder what you eat … Read More

Recipe (dairy-free probiotic): Super-Simple Coconut Milk Yogurt
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  Serves 6 2 cans full-fat coconut milk 2 probiotic capsules,   Open the probiotic capsules and empty contents into a blender. Blend with coconut milk. Transfer to a sanitised glass jar (make sure it’s not still hot – you don’t want those probiotics to die). Store it in a warm place for 24-48 hours. If it’s not thick enough … Read More

Is My Poop Normal?
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  Yes, I’m serious! (And don’t you sometimes wonder anyway?)   You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhoea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something.   And what about fibre and water? If you’re not getting enough, … Read More