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
Do you live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, or is it possible that your lifestyle isn’t actually as healthy as you think it is?
I created this quiz because that’s an important question for us all to answer, no matter where you might be in your healthy living journey. Continue Reading
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
Stress comes in many different forms, and in many cases it’s unavoidable, but today I want to talk about some of the more subtle forms of stress that we might not even realize are having an effect on us.
It’s true that what seems only mildly stressful to one person may be extremely stressful to someone else, and we’re all effected to different degrees by the various stressors in our lives. It’s also true, though, that we can be unaware of the things that are causing us stress until they have been removed from our lives. Continue Reading
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
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
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