What is Turkey Tail Mushroom?

If you’d seen Turkey Tail Mushroom before, you would likely remember it – it looks exactly as it sounds: like the feathers of a turkey tail. But actually, Turkey Tail mushroom is a fungus that has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. Also known as Coriolus versicolor, which means “cloud mushroom”. It is actually […]

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What is Black Seed Oil?

Black seed oil: health craze or legitimate health food? I had never heard of it before until I came across a woman sampling it at my local health food store. She assured me that Black Seed Oil is the latest and greatest superfood. Of course, she might have been a little biased. But since then, […]

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How I Healed My Ulcer

In the Fall of 2018, I vowed that I was going to get my healthiest EVER. It might not seem like much of a commitment for someone who already loves health and wellness. For me, it meant a lot. I was ready to pour my energy into focusing on myself. I was about to get […]

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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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