Adaptogens 101 – Your Intro to Adaptogens

  Adaptogens are the new kids on the block. Well, actually, this is not quite accurate. They are very old kids but they are making a comeback in the wellness field.   So What are Adaptogens? Adaptogens have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic healing protocols. Adaptogens are plants that are believed to help the…

Digested-The book

A testimonial: Is gluten free all it’s hyped up to be?

This is a guest post by Natalie Gensits, author of Digested – eating healthier made easier 3 ways Is going gluten free all it’s hyped up to be? Going gluten free seems to be the latest fashion in food. Even people who haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease are doing it. Is the allergy real?…

What is mindful eating? 6 reasons why you should try it.

  In a culture where food is readily available every second of every day, where food advertisement and billboards push you to consume and eat at any moment of the day, we almost never stop eating. On top of that, our culture is obsessed with dieting, so pleasurable food is almost always associated with guilt,…

Turmeric

Healing Properties of Turmeric

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family that is extremely cultivated in India, China, Indonesia, and other tropical countries. Turmeric powder was traditionally referred to as “Indian Saffron” as its deep yellow-orange color is reminiscent of saffron’s. Turmeric is the major ingredient in curry powder and is also used in prepared mustard as a…

A good night sleep

10 interesting facts about lack of sleep and weight loss

Scientists believe that getting enough sleep is a critical aspect of weight management. That is why recent recommendations mention adequate diet, exercise, water and sleep.  This would explain why new parents and night shift workers who are sleep deprived; gain a great deal of weight. 1- Lack of sleep activates a small part of the…

Nutella

11 facts you absolutely need to know about Nutella

Before you open the jar and dip into it, read these very important facts about Nutella. 1- Half the calories in Nutella are from sugar, and the other half are from fat. 2- Nutella’s main ingredient is modified palm oil, highly refined and processed oil that causes health problems if consumed regularly. 3- Only about 4%…

Garlic Pesto

Healing properties of Garlic

Native to Central Asia, garlic is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Its usage predates written history. Hippocrates and Aristotle cited numerous therapeutic uses for garlic. It has been used throughout the world to treat atherosclerosis, coughs, dandruff, diarrhea, hypertension, hysteria, toothache and many other conditions. Nutritional Highlights & Health Benefits: Garlic…

Avocado on toast

Healing properties of Avocado

Why I love avocados and have one on a daily basis? Avocado is a fruit and its prime season is during December. When harvested the flesh is hard, but with time it softens to a buttery texture. Nutritional Highlights & Health Benefits: Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as potassium,…

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