General Health

7 Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels Naturally

Do you find yourself feeling drained halfway through the day? Do you hit the coffee shop at 3 p.m. every day, like clockwork so that you can make it through until bedtime? If you find yourself low on energy consistently, and it’s not the result of a medical condition, then it’s time to take control of your habits and work on your energy levels. You shouldn’t have to rely on caffeine to get through the day. Instead, try these [...]

How to Eat Organic on a Shoestring Budget

We are surrounded by toxins everywhere we go, from the air we breathe to the products we use on our skin and hair. These toxins build up in our bodies, causing health complications like illness and disease. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has even named airborne toxins as one of the biggest health threats facing the current population. One of the easiest ways to avoid toxins and other chemicals is to eat organic produce, which isn’t sprayed with [...]

Spring Clean your Diet with “Clean Eating”

Clean eating is a type of eating that encourages the consumption of natural and wholesome foods. This eating plan emphasizes on whole, unprocessed foods, lean meat, fresh fruits, and vegetables and avoids pre-packaged, processed, frozen dinners and fast food. The basic idea of clean eating plan is to avoid food additives, colorants, chemicals, and other preservatives, hence the name “Clean Eating”. Principles of clean eating The guidelines of clean eating are the same as a basic healthy eating plan. The [...]

Gluten Sensitivity: What’s the Big Deal?

When was the last time you went to a restaurant that didn’t offer gluten-free choices? Has it been a while? It seems like every restaurant, from fast food to five star resorts, offers gluten-free bread, pizza crust, cupcakes, and more. Gluten sensitivity seems to be in vogue, even for those who do not have an allergy to the protein. A lot of people without a gluten sensitivity still opt for gluten-free options. So, what’s the big deal, and why [...]

Why Beet Greens are Excellent for Detox?

When it comes to detoxing your body, there are many ways you can do it. One important technique is to eat detoxifying foods. This helps support your body’s natural detox mechanism and also compliments the detox regimen you follow. Raw food proponents recommend beets for juicing purposes for their excellent nutrition and detoxifying ability. While beet roots enjoy great place in many recipes, not many use the beet greens in cooking, which is more nourishing than the roots. Our functional [...]

10 Houseplants That Improve Air Quality

The CDC warns against exposure to toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and trichloroethylene. Prolonged exposure to these airborne toxins can cause symptoms ranging from a cough and sore throat through to cancer and even death. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely avoid these toxins, but there is a way to minimize your exposure. In 1989, NASA completed a complex study that determined that houseplants can significantly help remove toxins from the air by absorbing them into their [...]

8 Hidden Signs That You May Have A Gluten Intolerance

You’ve probably heard about “gluten-free” diets. Maybe you know someone who adheres to a gluten-free lifestyle. But do you know what makes somebody cut out gluten (a compound of proteins found in wheat, barley, and rye) from their diets? The culprit is usually a gluten intolerance. When someone has an intolerance to gluten, his or her immune system views gluten as a foreign substance and mounts an attack. The term “gluten intolerance” covers many disorders: celiac disease (autoimmune disorder), [...]

The 5 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies (And How To Avoid Them)

We all know the importance of eating a healthy diet high in nutrients and vitamins, but do you actually know how to get the proper dose of all of those vitamins? Do you know which foods to eat to get vitamin K? How about how much sun exposure is needed for the right amount of vitamin D? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Nutrient deficiencies are extremely common. Here are the 5 most common deficiencies Vitamin D: Vitamin D, sometimes [...]

Eliminate Adrenal Fatigue and Regain Vitality

Have you ever slept for a full eight hours and woken up exhausted?  Do you remain in bed, fully intending to fall asleep, and find yourself staring at the ceiling an hour later? Do you constantly feel drained throughout the day and have extreme food cravings (especially for sugary or fatty foods)? If any of these scenarios sound painfully familiar, it’s possible that you’re suffering from adrenal fatigue. Your adrenal glands, located just above the kidneys, are responsible for the [...]

Ways to Naturally Boost your Immune System

Your immune system is your body’s invisible army that constantly tackles bacteria and viruses. When you have a strong immune system, two things happen: You don’t fall ill frequently If you do fall ill, your recovery is quick If your body is capable of these two things, you’ll enjoy a strong immunity. This is possible via good nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits. If your goals are to work on improving your immune health and suffer less from allergies, it is important to [...]