What’s the Difference Between Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes?

It makes me so excited to see people getting interested in gut health. Why? Because the health of your gut is linked to the health of all your other body systems – including your nervous system. And let’s face it: with all the refined convenience foods we’ve gotten used to eating, our digestive systems have […]

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3 Ways to Naturally Increase Dopamine

Have you ever just woken up one morning and thought: Where did my gusto go? My get out of bed and go? Why do I feel so unmotivated? A lack of dopamine could be the culprit! Dopamine is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure, reward, and motivation. Yep, it sure makes you feel good. And when […]

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Are you High in Estrogen? 

The role of our hormones are way underplayed when it comes to talking about health and wellness. And they shouldn’t be! Our hormones are so powerful. We have hunger hormones, sleep hormones, and sex hormones. The best way of thinking about hormones plainly is thinking of them as instructions that tell our body what to […]

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#betterskin Challenge – Week 2 

You know how sometimes things get worse, before they get better? That’s me right now. I got my period this week, and the week before I always get a nasty, hormonally driven breakout. The big blemishes that hurt – those are what I have to deal with this time of month. Ugh! But let me […]

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#betterskin Challenge – Week 1

You know those New Years Resolutions that you seem to make every year, yet somehow they never make it on the to-do list? Me too. Working on improving my skin has been a reoccurring goal for me – yet I’ve never attempted it with any sort of plan or focus. But today, that’s all gonna […]

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Adaptogens for Anxiety

Are you stressed? What a loaded question. Who isn’t these days? Especially for those of us dealing with mental health issues – I mean, isn’t stress kind of just like, par for the course? I have anxiety – even when I’m not stressed, I stress about not stressing. Like many of you, I do what […]

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Holy Basil Iced Tea

I’ve been doing something brilliant lately: making time for myself. You never know how easy it can be. For me, it can be something as simple as sitting outside for ten minutes in the sun and just being. Actually, that is exactly what I’ve been doing more of lately. Yup, here in Canada, summer is upon […]

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Why are you Depressed? 

Like many other things in mental health, depression is multifaceted – there are many signs, symptoms, explanations, and origins behind depression. It cannot be explained simply. It can’t be encompassed simply, and it shouldn’t be treated simply. So why are you depressed? A lot of the stigma that still has a stronghold on mental health […]

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Chasing the High 

It’s okay; we’re all doing it. You know, looking for that feeling. The rush, the euphoria – that feeling… like you’re invincible. Chasing the high. So how do you chase yours? Many people turn to alcohol to chase the feeling. Other’s indulge in various types of drugs. Some even get that high off of manipulating […]

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Chill with Holy Basil

I was sitting in class a couple weeks ago when I heard a classmate mention that she uses Holy Basil tea to help her with anxiety. Obviously, my ears perked up, and I thought… what the heck is that? I was curious, but upon hearing that it helps with anxiety and can be made as […]

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