Summer is coming up, which means it’s time to protect your eyes from the harsh sunlight during those lovely beach days! If you don’t protect your eyes from the harsh UV rays you could be more prone to developing cataracts and macular degeneration (loss of vision).
Conventional pet food is so processed and the quality of meat is highly questionable. I’ve committed to providing my pets with cleaner products so that they can feel and perform their best. In my search for natural pet care, I’ve come across Only Natural Pet which has a variety of awesome products to choose from. They also do free, carbon neutral shipping for orders over $79. They have vitamins, supplements, food, treats, chews, bones, and flea control products (for both dogs and cats!)
Whether or not the organic label makes a significant difference in the quality of food we buy is debated among many. With cancer being very prevalent in our communities today, there seems to be a growing concern surrounding pesticides and our food system in general.
I recently started composting this year - and I have to say - it is AWESOME! There are so many wonderful benefits and I feel great reducing the amount of waste I put into my community and the environment. Best of all - it is so easy and convenient. I love turning my organic waste into healthy, rich soil that my garden loves!
Since I no longer wish to support conventional pharmaceutical drugs and products, I have come up with some really wonderful treatments for acne and acne scars that I have found to be just as effective if not more than the previous methods I used.
A holistic health practitioner is a certified individual who uses alternative methods in their health practice. Western medicine often only takes into the physical or just the mental when treating patients - whereas holistic health practitioners consider the whole individual - as their mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical are all taken into account when addressing any one problem.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for your body to function properly and 90% people have a deficiency, leading to a myriad of health problems. It works closely with calcium, potassium, and vitamin D for optimal bone and muscle health.
Incredibly nutritious, Spirulina is packed with protein, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin A, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese just to name a few.
We have all heard how "saltwater cures everything." To what extent is this true?
Despite being thousands of years old, the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama continue to influence cultures worldwide and is only increasing in popularity. This article is about Siddhartha’s personal transformation along his own journey that led to enlightenment.
Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine technique which uses suction to stimulate a healing response in the body. It is a process that has been used for thousands of years. One of the earliest documentations of cupping dates back to 300 AD by Ge Hong, a Tao herbalist.
This post is about mushrooms that help balance and restore the immune system, increase oxygen flow to cells, boost mental and creative acuity, regulate blood sugar, lower stress levels, promote restful sleep, and cure a plethora of physical, mental, and emotional ailments.
Experiencing different people and learning from the relationships you share together is a part of life. Many times when we become emotionally or physically involved with someone we may be confused as to whether our relationships with them are toxic or healthy.
Balancing your gut is so important because it plays such a vital role in your overall health. It can dictate your moods, the appearance of your skin, as well as play a factor in the diseases and cancers that you may be more prone to.
I've always been fascinated by the chemical effect that love has on the mind and body. A person before experiencing love is a completely different person than the person after. What is it exactly about love that causes us to lose our minds? To go crazy? What is it about love that is so "addicting"? Why does it feel so good?
Fascinated by the correlation between diet and blood type, in the early 2000s, Naturopath Peter J. D'Adamo published a book that quickly became a New York Time's Bestseller called Eat Right 4 Your Type. This comprehensive guide is based on the idea that your blood type reflects your internal chemistry - that it dictates how well you are able to process certain foods and substances.
Why practice gratitude? For some of us, it may be obvious, but maybe not for everyone. I use a gratitude journal because I know it increases my overall satisfaction with life and it helps put things in perspective. Practicing gratitude is generally known to make us feel happier and more optimistic.
Not sure if massage is right for you? Look over this list of contraindications to find out.
When we think, feel, and act, we are creating a communication between neurons and our brain. Brainwaves are the result of synchronized electrical pulses of this communication. Our brainwaves slow or speed up depending on what we're doing and how we may be feeling.
The United States is one of the only countries that considers massage to be a "luxury." Thomas Hanna, the developer of Somatics estimated that 50% - 80% of our health issues stem from muscular contractions. Think about that! Now I'll explain why...
After doing a lot of research about the Ketogenic diet - or "Keto" diet - I have started taking my initial steps in changing the way I eat. There were a lot of resources online about doing the Keto diet as a vegan which I found to be really helpful. After expressing my interest in the Keto diet, a friend of mine showed me a Podcast on Spotify by Wise Traditions called "Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) Diet on Trial" that was particularly helpful in affirming my decision.
Here are some benefits of meditation that will hopefully motivate you towards practicing more, as I know they do for me.
I've always been interested in exotic superfoods - experimenting with everything from bee pollen to spirulina to maca to cacao. Kava has always intrigued me, and I finally had the opportunity to try it when a friend was visiting from the Bay Area and I was looking for fun things to do. I stumbled upon Rooted Kava Bar in North Park - a small joint offering Kombucha and Kava beverages.
The lungs are associated with mental clarity and communication, open-mindedness, positive self-image, and the ability to relax and experience happiness.
Using crystals requires an open-mind and a desire to learn. The outcome will depend on your own approach and technique. Crystals help ground us because they connect us back to the Earth and carry universal consciousness.
If we stop and take a moment to examine our self-talk we might be surprised at how cruel we can be to ourselves. When we realize that we are being especially cruel, it is so important to balance out that negativity with positivity. Studies have shown that when someone repeats positive affirmations enough, they will start to believe them and make positive changes in their life.
There are two very popular approaches to meditation. One of them is concentration meditation - where you focus on a singular thing - such as a sound, mantra, or the beads of a mala. Some people find it helpful to focus on a candle flame or listen to the gong of a bell.
Being vegan is not for everyone, and it does require a bit of creativity. Being vegan also makes you more aware of your nutritional intake. You need to make sure you are getting your essential vitamins either through the food you eat or through supplementation.
Gratitude is a simple and wonderful way to raise our vibration so that we attract more positivity, love, and abundance into our lives. For a list of benefits of practicing gratitude, check out this blog post. I created the journal below to help others who want to practice more gratitude!