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Should You Take Supplements?

Whether or not you should take supplements can be a bit of a controversial topic. Here are a few things to consider when making your decision.

In the natural health world, supplements are one of those things that can tend to spark a bit of controversy. Maybe not as much controversy as subjects like vaccines or debates about which diet is the healthiest, but still enough to split the discussion into two sides.

The “Yes” Side:

On one hand, you have the people who say that, yes, supplements are something that everyone should definitely be taking because our modern food supply is so low in nutrients with the processed foods and depleted soil that it’s not possible for people to get the nutrients they need without supplementation. Continue Reading

How to Choose the Right Seeds for Your Garden

Before you plant your garden, the first thing to decide is whether you will plant hybrid seeds or heirloom seeds.

Before you start planting your garden, the first thing you need to decide is which type of seeds you want plant.

(Note: This post is talking specifically about seeds, but most of this information would still apply if you are planting seedlings, too.)

These are a few of the things that you’ll want to consider before deciding on which seeds to plant to make sure you choose the right seeds for your garden. Continue Reading

8 Easy Ways to Get Healthier (Without Changing What You Eat)

These eight simple things can improve your health even if you don't change anything with your diet

Trying to live a healthier lifestyle seems like it would be a simple thing, but it can get surprisingly complicated sometimes, especially when it comes to food.

If you do any reading or researching online, you’ll likely find dozens of different recommendations for the ideal healthy diet or for foods that you should either add to your diet or eliminate from your diet if you want to improve your health.

Since food can be such a confusing topic at times, I wanted to talk about some of the simple and easy ways to get healthier that have absolutely nothing to do with food at all.

So, if you’re trying to improve your health but you’re not sure what foods you should or shouldn’t be eating, these eight things can help you to live a healthier lifestyle even if you don’t change anything about your diet. Continue Reading

Six Ways to Wake Up More Easily in the Morning

If you struggle to wake up in the morning, these six tips can make waking up a little bit easier.

Some people are morning people . . . and others of us just aren’t.

Mornings are not my friend, especially when I have to wake up early. Whenever my alarm goes off, I always feel like I could stay in my cozy bed for hours longer, and I end up hitting the snooze button so many times that I’m running late and rushing through the rest of the morning.

I have never been, and probably never will be a true morning person, but over the years I’ve found a few tips to help me to wake up more easily in the morning. If you struggle with mornings as much as I do, then these tips might not perform enough miracles to turn you into a Disney princess waking up singing with the birds, but they might be enough to help make getting out of bed a little bit easier. Continue Reading

How to Use Hygge to Improve Your Health and Well-Being

How to use hygge to improve your health and well-being.

For our ancestors, winter was usually thought of as an enjoyable time of year even though the weather was cold. Winter time was often a time of less work and more leisure time, and this slower pace meant that winter was a peaceful time for relaxation and rest. This old-fashioned view of the cold weather months, and of life in general, is something that the Danish people embrace with their concept of hygge.

Hygge is pronounced something like “hue-gah” (although for months I had read it like “higgy” so that’s still how it sounds in my mind!), and there’s no direct equivalent for this word in English. Continue Reading

How to Fall Asleep Fast with this Unusual Tip

If you have insomnia and want to fall asleep fast, try this unusual tip for a more restful night.

We know how important it is for our health for us to get a good night of sleep, and that’s what makes it all the more frustrating when we have a night where we can’t fall asleep or when we wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep again. At those times, all we can think of is how to fall asleep fast and we’re willing to try just about anything to get a good night of sleep.

One of the standard pieces of advice you usually hear is to just get up out of bed and read a book or watch TV or do some sort of activity until you feel tired enough to fall back to sleep again. This advice might be helpful for some people, but for many of us this method can backfire because either we end up getting a second wind and feeling too awake to go back to bed or we end up stressing about how much sleep we’ve missed out on. Continue Reading