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How and Why I Protect Myself from Glyphosate

How and Why I Protect Myself from Glyphosate

Glyphosate is one of the active ingredients in Roundup® – the most commonly used herbicide in the world.  Most of us are exposed to glyphosate every day, often without realizing it.  In fact, an estimated 93% of Americans have glyphosate… 0 Shares | | Posted in Chemicals, Environment, Food, GMOs, Health, Mental Health, Nutrition, Water
Seasonal Depression: Mood based on rain or shine

Seasonal Depression: Mood based on rain or shine

Ever heard of the winter blues?? Seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a type of depression that occurs as the seasons change. This condition is especially active during the months between fall and winter. Summer depression, which… 0 Shares | | Posted in Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Personal Care
Boost your mood with Saffron – Mother Nature’s Prozac

Boost your mood with Saffron – Mother Nature’s Prozac

More and more people suffer from depression today than ever before. Reports reveal that 1 in 10 US adults say they are suffering from depression and by 2020, depression is anticipated to be the world’s second-leading cause of disability. Negative… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Food, Health, Health, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Medicine, Mental Health, Pharmaceuticals
Can Probiotics Make You Happier?

Can Probiotics Make You Happier?

In our never-ending search for happiness, we may need to look no further than our own gut. The gut has actually been nicknamed the “second brain” because of a large number of neurotransmitters found there.  Serotonin is found in great… 0 Shares | | Posted in GMOs, Health, Health, Mental Health
Chocolate Lovers Rejoice! Dark Chocolate is GOOD and GOOD For You!

Chocolate Lovers Rejoice! Dark Chocolate is GOOD and GOOD For You!

Chocolate is indulgent. Chocolate is bad for you. Chocolate is to blame for troublesome health issues, like weight gain and skin breakouts. These are some of the negative connotations that we often associate with chocolate. But not all types of… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Health, Mental Health, Nutrition, Recipes
How You Can Improve Your Hormones, Sleep, Heart and Brain Health

How You Can Improve Your Hormones, Sleep, Heart and Brain Health

Benefits of Exercise on Hormones   One of the most overlooked benefits of exercise is the impact on your hormones and subsequently on your overall vitality.  When you exercise, the movement directly impacts a variety of hormones like irisin, testosterone, peptide… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Fitness Nutrition, Food, Health, Holistic Medicine, Medicine, Mental Health, Nutrition, Nutritional Medicine, Strength Training, Weight Loss
Natural Ways to Boost Serotonin Levels and Ward Off Mood Disorders

Natural Ways to Boost Serotonin Levels and Ward Off Mood Disorders

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter found in the pineal gland, intestinal lining, and the central nervous system. It is involved in many physiological processes within the body, including smooth muscle stimulation and vasodilation. However, serotonin is best known for its influence… 0 Shares | | Posted in Health, Holistic Medicine, Mental Health
Pumpkin seeds combined with fruit is as effective as prescription sleep aids!

Pumpkin seeds combined with fruit is as effective as prescription sleep aids!

Nearly 9 million American’s take a prescription sleep aid to prevent tossing and turning at night.  Lack of sleep over an extended period of time affects our mental health, cognitive abilities and even our physical health.  For many of these… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Food, Health, Health, Medicine, News, Nutritional Medicine
Why Exercise Makes You Work Smarter

Why Exercise Makes You Work Smarter

Why Exercise Makes You Work Smarter   Working out isn’t just for jocks. Even 30 minutes of exercise per day can boost your productivity in the workplace. Want to work smarter? There are lots of ways to exercise towards that goal:  … 0 Shares | | Posted in Health
Gut bacteria imbalance can lead to depression and anxiety

Gut bacteria imbalance can lead to depression and anxiety

Many healthy bacteria live in the gut, in fact over 7000 strains and 1,000 species are known to inhabit the digestive tract. These healthy bacteria carry on important functions in the body and are known as the human microbiome. In… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Health, Health, Holistic Medicine, Medicine, Mental Health, Nutrition, Nutritional Medicine, Science