Does Acupuncture Hurt? (and is it worth trying?)

Does Acupuncture Hurt? (and is it worth trying?)

Does acupuncture hurt? It’s a question many have asked. If you’re one of them, and you’re considering acupuncture – but you don’t know if it hurts – you’ve come to the right place. You’ll get a closer look at this ancient practice, learn whether it’s worth it, and whether it’s painful. But first, here’s a quick overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how this ancient medicinal art originated… What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? As the name suggests, Traditional Chinese Medicine,...

November 6, 2018
5 Healthy Spices to Boost Wellbeing

5 Healthy Spices to Boost Wellbeing

Herbs and spices taste great and can help to enhance your meals, but did you know that many healthy spices have incredibly beneficial properties that can boost your overall well being? Adding healthy spices to your diet can be incredibly beneficial. This list will cover the amazing health benefits of five popular spices that are easy to find, no matter where you live. But first, it’s time for... Spices 101 Spices are the most aromatic parts of vegetative plants, most often used for natural...

October 30, 2018
Reishi Mushrooms: “The Mushroom of Immortality”

Reishi Mushrooms: “The Mushroom of Immortality”

The humble edible fungus known as the mushroom has long been seen as a kind of superfood, due to its incredible balance of protein, antioxidants, and key vitamins & minerals. They're also low in fat and sodium, have zero cholesterol, and are an easy meat substitute for vegetarians and vegans.1 But there are mushrooms, and then there are Mushrooms – those supercharged emperors of the fungi kingdom, like the reishi mushroom. The reishi mushroom’s benefits throughout history have earned it the...

October 23, 2018
How to Relax and De-Stress Your Body

How to Relax and De-Stress Your Body

Unfortunately, we live in a world where being stressed out on a regular basis has become the norm for many people, and no one knows how to relax. Now, stress can really be seen as any circumstance that disturbs the equilibrium between a living organism and its environment. And in daily life, there are countless stressful situations (i.e.: pressure at your job, tests, and even physical stress from trauma or medical issues). Whether you feel short of breath, slightly nauseous, or can’t quite sit...

October 16, 2018
Learn About the Ancient Practice of Burning Sage

Learn About the Ancient Practice of Burning Sage

You’ve probably come across sage in your spice cabinet, or maybe you’ve even grown it in a pot? But did you know sage has far more uses than just cooking? Burning sage is one such use, and it's steeped in some pretty ancient traditions. In fact, if you’ve ever moved into a new house and had a friend show up with a bundle of sage to “purify” your new space, you’ve experienced one of the oldest herbal practices in history. The Ancient History of Burning Sage Sage burning, or smudging, is a...

October 9, 2018
How to Make Dairy-Free, Vegan Kefir

How to Make Dairy-Free, Vegan Kefir

Everywhere you turn these days, you hear about probiotics and healthy gut flora. Coinciding with the rising popularity of probiotics are probiotic-rich foods, like kombucha, kimchi, and kefir. These three probiotic foods are easy to make at home, but for some people, kefir poses a bit of a problem; it contains dairy. For anyone who is lactose intolerant or vegan, kefir isn't an option. But there's good news! Vegan kefir does exist, and it's easy to make at home. Healthy Gut Flora A healthy...

October 2, 2018
How To Find Happiness Within

How To Find Happiness Within

You’ve felt happiness before, right? That wonderful feeling you get from being around the people you love or making your dreams a reality? Well, that feeling has real power. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last forever, because there are things in life that also cause feelings of loss and disappointment. So, even when you are finding happiness, you might be waiting for the other shoe to drop. But is there a way to keep finding happiness in order to hold onto that sensation? Is happiness concrete?...

September 25, 2018
5 Reasons You Should Add Matcha Tea to Your Daily Routine

5 Reasons You Should Add Matcha Tea to Your Daily Routine

Matcha green tea and regular tea both come from the same plant. Known as Camellia sinensis, the green tea leaves are similar, however, matcha tea is not grown in the same way as regular varieties of this popular beverage. Usually, with matcha tea, the bushes are covered up to 30 days before harvest, to reduce the amount of direct sunlight they receive. This process of shaded growing is said to boost the number of phytonutrients found in the final cup of tea including proteins, antioxidants,...

September 18, 2018
5 Reasons Why You Need Wheatgrass in Your Diet

5 Reasons Why You Need Wheatgrass in Your Diet

It started as a fad in the early 2000s. Walking through a shopping mall at 10 a.m., you’d start to notice person after person throwing back these shots. Did you miss the memo to a new kind of party? But this wasn’t vodka. It was a bright green liquid with zero alcohol. Believe it or not, they were shooting, well, grass! Wheatgrass, to be specific. But why? What led to its popularity? Well, for starters, wheatgrass has great potential health benefits, of which there are many. But first... What...

September 11, 2018