Category Archives: Natural Wellness

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

Do You Have These Hidden Sources of Stress in Your Life?

Do you have these hidden sources of stress in your life? | ourheritageofhealth.com

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

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

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.┬áSo, 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

A Surprising Way to Create More Joy In Your Life

 

A surprising way to create more joy in your life | ourheritageofhealth.com

When you think of the idea of creating more joy in your life, what’s the first thing you think of?

Chances are, you probably didn’t think of words like “tidying” or “organizing” or “de-cluttering,” right?

Yeah, those are probably the last words that would have come to my mind, too! That’s why I was so surprised when I first heard about the concept that taking care of clutter could actually lead to creating more joy.Continue Reading

The Common Health Mistake You’re Probably Making

The common health mistake you might be making | ourheritageofhealth.com

 

A lot of times, we tend to think of health in terms of right and wrong. Of black and white. Eat this food. Don’t eat that one. Take this supplement. Do this exercise, etc.

And the more we try to follow all of those “rules” to the letter, the more confusing it seems to get. The more you start reading and learning about the topic of natural health, the more you realize how many different opinions there are and how often those opinions seem to contradict one another.Continue Reading