Is Your Healthy Lifestyle Ruining Your Metabolism? 7 Signs You’re Making This Common Mistake

 

Is your healthy lifestyle ruining your metabolism? 7 Signs you're making this common mistake | ourheritageofhealth.com

Did you know that trying to be healthy can actually end up harming your metabolism instead of helping it?

It sounds crazy, but it’s a very common mistake that too many people (myself included) have made.

When you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it’s very, very easy to get caught in the trap of stressing about every little detail and feeling like you have to do everything perfectly.Continue Reading

How to Cook from Scratch (Without Spending all Day in the Kitchen!)

How to cook from scratch (without spending all day in the kitchen!) 10 tips to make homemade cooking easier and faster.

Switching over to a healthier, real food lifestyle can seem a little bit daunting at first, especially if you’re used to grabbing fast food on the way home from work or popping a TV dinner in the microwave.

Cooking your own meals is the best way to save money, avoid the artificial ingredients in many processed foods, and ensure that the food you’re eating is good quality (since you know exactly what ingredients you’re using and how you’re preparing them.)

When you hear the phrase “cooking from scratch,” though, you might think of someone from your great-grandmother’s generation, spending hours and hours in the kitchen. But while it’s true that cooking healthy food from scratch takes might take more time than popping a TV dinner in the microwave, it doesn’t mean you have to spend all day in the kitchen either!Continue Reading

4 Secrets for a Better Beginner Garden

These simple tips can help you have a better garden whether it's your first year gardening or whether you've been gardening for years | ourheritageofhealth.com

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about 4 Beginner Gardening Mistakes to Avoid, so this year I wanted to write another gardening post about some of the things to do right if you want a successful beginner garden.

These are all things that I wish I had started doing the first year that I planted a garden because they would have made my life so much easier and I would have had a much better harvest than I did!

These four secrets for a better beginner garden are all really simple things, but they can dramatically improve your chances of having a successful garden your first year. Or, if you’re like me and you’ve been gardening for several years with just so-so results, they can improve your already existing garden, too.Continue Reading

Maple-Glazed Overwintered Parsnips

Maple-glazed overwintered parsnips. These are so sweet that they seem more like a dessert than a vegetable! | ourheritageofhealth.com

These maple-glazed parsnips are so sweet that they actually seem more like eating a dessert than eating a vegetable. And, believe me, I love dessert and I’ve always had a serious sweet tooth, so that’s not something I say lightly!

I know, it sounds pretty crazy to say that you can make a buttery, caramelized, dessert-like side dish out of a vegetable that you usually find in savory soups, but there are two main keys to creating a flavor that’s sweet rather than parsnip-y. Continue Reading

12 Immune Boosting Foods You Already Have In Your Kitchen

12 immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen | ourheritageofhealth.com

When we think of immune boosting foods, often some of the first things that come to mind are the exotic superfoods that are praised for their amazing healing properties.

We tend to think that if a food comes from a faraway place, or it it has an exotic-sounding name that’s hard to pronounce that it somehow has more nutrients or more beneficial properties than the “normal” foods do.

The superfoods that we sometimes forget about, though, are the more common ones that are just as good, especially since there are many different foods that all share the same types of nutrients and healing properties. So, if you’re looking for something high in antioxidants, for example, you don’t necessarily have to have an exotic berry from a faraway tropical island. The berries you could grow in your own backyard can be just as helpful.Continue Reading

15 Tips for a Brighter Mood This Winter

 

15 tips for a brighter mood this winter | ourheritageofhealth.com

Of the four seasons, winter is definitely my least favorite. The month of December usually goes by pretty quickly with all of the holiday activities, but the rest of the winter always seems to last forever with the frigid temperatures, dingy snow piles, and dark, dreary days.

By the time spring finally comes around, I’m always thoroughly tired of constantly shivering, and I’m craving sunlight and warmth. If you live anywhere where the winter season is cold and dark, you probably know exactly what I mean.Continue Reading

How to Reduce Eye Strain Naturally

How to reduce eye strain naturally | ourheritageofhealth.com

 

Whether it’s from staring at a computer screen at work or from staying up till three in the morning to finish reading a book, most of us have experienced the feeling of having tired eyes at some point or another. If we over-use our eyes too much on a regular basis, though, eventually we can start to develop chronic eye strain.

One of the best things we can do to reduce eye strain and improve our overall health would be to spend less time staring at screens and more time doing things like taking a walk out in nature . . . but let’s be honest with ourselves. No matter how much we might make it a goal to spend less time online, we’re probably all still going to be spending a significant amount of time checking email or Facebook, or browsing the internet, or even reading a book on an electronic device.Continue Reading