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The Ketogenic Diet 101

The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, very high-fat diet. It has recently gained a lot of popularity in the wellness sphere because of some of its reported health benefits. A ketogenic diet has been shown to help some people lose weight (yes, even with high fat). It...

What to Eat for Healthy Skin

  There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nurture and...

Recipe (Omega-3 vitamin C rich): Not Your Typical Salmon Salad

Serves 2   4 cups baby spinach (or mixed greens) 1 capsicum, chopped 1 cup cherry tomatoes ½ large cucumber, chopped 140g smoked salmon, or 1 can salmon, roughly chopped Drizzle of your favourite (gluten-free, dairy-free) dressing   Instructions Place 2 cups of greens...

Bloating – 5 Natural Ways to Deal with a Bloated Belly

  Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?”. Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from...

Recipe (peppermint): Peppermint Mocha Creamer – dairy free

  Beat belly bloat with this dairy free creamer.   Ingredients 1 can coconut milk ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened 2 tbsp cacao powder, unsweetened ½ tsp peppermint extract or essential oil (food-grade and safe for internal use) 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)  ...

Can’t Meditate? Here are 9 Other Ways to Break Free From Stress

I know! Meditation is the secret sauce to take your wellness up to the status of the elite gurus. It’s the “be all, end all” for the health of your entire mind-body-spirit. It’s the absolute must-do that is the only path to beating the infamous health-buster called...

Recipe (calming): How to use Lavender Essential Oil

Inhale directly Add up to 6 drops of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. Use up to 3 times per day.   Steam inhalation Add 3 - 12 drops of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5 - 10...

I’m Sick. What Can I Do (Naturally)?

  Getting a common cold doesn’t have to be so… common. There are things you can do naturally to make getting sick less likely. But, if you do happen to get sick, there are things you can also do to help support your body to fight it off. Good hand hygiene and overall...

Recipe (Throat soothing): Honey Lemon Ginger Cough Drops

Ingredients ½ cup honey 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp freshly grated ginger Instructions Put ingredients into a small saucepan. Stir frequently until it becomes foamy. Be careful because the honey can burn easily. Remove from heat and continue to stir until the foam...

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