There are many reasons breakfast is quotably the most important meal of the day, and you can add mental health to the top of that list.  Making time to eat breakfast can reduce your chances of mood disorders, as reported by study...

Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum)

Kanna is an ancient plant that has been revered by the southwestern African people since pre-history.  It started gaining popularity in other parts of the world in the seventeenth century and has seen a resurgence of popularity in today’s...
Out of all the nootropics consumed world-wide, caffeine is the most common and available  cognitive-enhancing substance.  It’s become so ubiquitous that we have even found it in donated blood samples.  As it’s widely over-used and our caffeinated drinks are...

Mind + Body

Feed Your Gut Bacteria for Better Sleep

We know that the gut-brain connection is so important that the populations of bacteria, called the microbiome, inside the gut is referred to as...

Is The Brain is a Mini-Universe?

Have you had the thought that inside each of our brains, all the neurons, synapses, electrical firing, and webs resemble our concept of the...

Your Immune System & Salt

Watching salt intake is an important part of cardiovascular health, and new research points to another reason to watch your consumption:  your immune system.  Salt (sodium)...

New Data on Vaping Illnesses

 In the past few months, the rise of respiratory illness related to the use of nicotine, THC, or CBD vaporizers has been surging in...

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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One person's returned item is another person's treasure! Check out the savings on Amazon’s own Woot website offering huge savings and deals across all categories!

Nutrients + Diet

Go Nuts for Pecans & Lower Cholesterol

The impact of good cardiovascular health extends to almost every part of the body, but it’s not often easy to achieve.  Along with constantly...

What They Don’t Tell You After a Diet

The real work begins after the diet ends, but that’s not something you often hear discussed.   Despite best efforts, a significant portion of those...

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...

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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12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

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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

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