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
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
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
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