Be Real to Be Happy

They say, “hope for the best but prepare for the worst.”  Whether you’re a glass-is-half-full or half-empty personality, people of both opinions have experienced the sting of dashed expectations.  Even so, it’s impossible not to get excited by prospects...
As the year draws to a close, we are all looking forward to closing the chapter on this year’s challenges and looking forward with hope for better times in the new year.  Health has become a priority for everyone...
From it's start as a toxin-binding substance in case of accidental toxicity, activated charcoal has come a long way!  You can now find it on the shelves in many different products, from capsules to reduce hangovers and ease upset...

Mind + Body

Keto Diet May Fight the Flu

There is no substitute for getting a...

Staying Calm With Digestion

Ah, the gut microbiome:  everything seems to come back to it, from immune health to mood.  This complex ecosystem hiding out of plain sight...

Reaching for Cocoa for Your Arteries

When we think of cardiovascular health, it’s easy to just focus on the health of the heart’s arteries and vessels and miss the importance...

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar holds the title for the most popular type of vinegar throughout natural health communities. There are dozens of claimed apple cider...

Heart + Soul

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

If you’re feeling anxious, relief may be closer at hand than you think.                 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found evidence that exercise...

Social Eating Better for Heart

Eating socially is an important part of human life, and a gathering with friends, family, or coworkers can bolster the spirits.  Sometimes, though, it’s...

9 Ways to Manage Stress (Besides Meditation!)

Stress management is an important part of being well, but it can often take a backburner to the usual wellness-oriented tips like eating well,...

FAMILY + SOCIAL

Do More with Less

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Nutrients + Diet

High-fat Meals & Concentration

It may not just be a 3 p.m. slump if you find yourself foggy after lunch, particularly when you eat a take-out meal at...

How the Brain Values Taste Over Health

Is it possible to use information about why your palate chooses taste over health to retrain your brain to make better choices? It isn’t...

Eat More, Earlier

There is an old adage:  “eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch, and a pauper for dinner.”  With the rise of...

WORK

MONEY

Are You Biased—to Left Digits?

Value is a tricky concept.  It varies from person to person, the degree of need, availability, and presentation.  We’d like to think that there...

Parenting

As we all spend more time indoors for the approaching winter, an important part of our lives will be focused on keeping our immune...

ENVIRONMENT

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

Making Icy Roads Safe: for Us & the Land

With winter weather upon us as we head further into December, the familiar sight of road de-icing trucks and snowplows are once again lining...

A Better Bulb for Blue Light

Seeing people wearing amber glasses (meant to help block the harmful effects of the blue light from devices and lightbulbs) has become more commonplace...

Fitness

Why a Massage Gives Greater Muscle Gains

Massages aren’t just for the stressed mind and body. Their benefits can also extend to intentionally stressed muscles.  New research from Harvard suggests that...

Do We Really Need 10K Steps a Day?

Do you often find it hard to hit the 10,000 steps per day that’s been recommended as the best way to keep yourself healthy? ...

Why You Can't Underestimate the Cold During Exercise

Bundling up for winter sports is a no brainer, but how many of us take the same amount of time to dress when we’re...

Spiritual

Why a Spiritual Journal is Important

We write down all of our appointments, our lists, even the food we’ve eaten--but when was the last time we stopped to write down...

Why you shouldn't trust free healers online

The internet can be a great resource for anyone looking for connections to people offering services to provide healing.  It can also be a...

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If you have heartburn or acid reflux, either occasional or chronic, here are 10 supplements you should know about that can help you find...

12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

If you’re feeling anxious, relief may be closer at hand than you think.                 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found evidence that exercise...

3 Reasons to Try a Goblet Squat

Squats have  gotten a lot of press in recent years because of this exercise’s ability to define shape, but they remain one of the...

3 Ways Activated Charcoal Can Work for You

From it's start as a toxin-binding substance in case of accidental toxicity, activated charcoal has come a long way!  You can now find it...