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 Real Deal About Artificial Flavours
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   Let me ask you this: Have you looked at the ingredients on a food label lately? How about a “processed” food label; like famous brands of biscuits, cereals, or junky snack foods?   Do you have those ingredients in your house? Do you even know what all of those ingredients are?   There are a tonne of artificial, chemical, … Read More

Recipe (relaxing chamomile): Chamomile Peach Iced Tea
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  Serves 1 1 cup steeped chamomile tea, cooled 1 peach, diced   Place both ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired.   Serve & enjoy!   Tip: You can use fresh or frozen peaches.    

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

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

5 top foods to nourish your gut bacteria
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Our digestive systems are the unsung workaholics of our bodies, toiling around the clock to break down and absorb nutrients from the food and fluids we consume. Within this ongoing cycle, our large intestine – often referred to as our gut – is the office hero. Though perhaps we should say office heroes, because it is actually the populations of … Read More

5 Reasons You Bloat More After Age 45
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Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods.  These not-so-digested foods feel like they’re just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being full and “gassy”. It can happen at any age but if it seems to be more frequent as you’re getting older it can very well be because of your stomach’s … Read More