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10 Tips for Mental Wellness

Over time, our every day stressors can bring us down. Whether it’s the news, work, family responsibility, or just the plain wear-and-tear of life, at times it can seem like too much. The burdens of life weigh heavy on our shoulders, and we’re left counting down the days until the next vacation, the next little slice of ‘fun’ – the next break. Here are some simple tips to make that burden feel a little less heavy, or perhaps hardly there at all. Number 1. Organize One of the main reasons we get on edge is because we encounter things we didn’t plan or couldn’t foresee. These rouge waves of life […]

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Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: Finding Rhythm, Finding Balance

Physical stimuli, mental changes, and behavioral alterations all affect when we sleep and how our bodies work while we are awake. Based on these environmental and biological factors, the body develops a rough 24-hour operating cycle, using things like light and darkness as markers for turning on and off genes that influence how we feel and how we respond to our internal clock. Unfortunately, changes in lifestyle and situation can alter sleep-wake patterns for the worse, creating rhythm disorders with potentially severe effects. First, why is understanding circadian rhythms important? Well, for anyone with a sleep disorder, this may shed light on why and how they suffer the ailment they […]

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Neti and Sinus Therapy: Clean out that nose!

Every day, we are exposed to millions upon billions of particulate matter, with pollen, dirt, pollution, and germs constantly surrounding us. Over time, these build up in our sinuses and can trigger allergies, colds, asthma, and many other respiratory system related ailments. While our mucus contains infection-fighting molecules, rinsing or cleansing the nasal cavity can provide immediate relief and help purify the body. Body purification has roots in many cultures, but nasal cleansing is most associated with Buddhism and the principle of shatkarma.  Shat, meaning “six”, and karma, meaning “process”, shatkarma refers to the six steps of cleansing the body. First, there is dhauti, the cleansing of the stomach; next, […]

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Solay Wellness: From Salt Lamps to Olive Oil, Everything We Need for Healthy Living

As if it were out of a storybook, Solay Wellness has a beginning that is both inspiring and dramatic. When she was just 29-years-old, Isabella Samovsky founded the company after being inspired by the beauty and simplicity of a Himalayan salt lamp. Soon after, Samovsky began researching the magic behind minerals and natural salt, a journey which eventually led her to pursue her own pure and natural living venture, hoping bring her same realization to other people. Today, Solay Wellness offers entire lines of health and wellness products, cookware, and beauty and skin care needs. Much of it being inspired by the founder’s own experience, Solay has some of the […]

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Beating the Bad in Incense: 4 Tips to Staying Healthy

I’ve always been a big fan of incense, so I was pretty disappointed when I started finding articles about how incense can cause respiratory diseases and are usually made with synthetic perfumes and ingredients. According to research, it’s true; incense can lead to asthma, dermatitis, and some respiratory system related cancers. However, as many researchers admit, the majority of people won’t stop using incense anytime soon, myself included. So, what’s the solution? Well, it begins with choosing the right incense, and then making the right choices when burning the incense. Incense can still be a regular custom, just as long as we burn it with our health in mind. Tip […]

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7 Natural Cures for Headaches

Few things can be worse than a really bad headache. The shooting pain – the throbbing in and out of tension – the feeling that this may just never go away. And while headaches may be symptoms of more serious diseases, these are among the most common afflictions of all people and usually do not point to something fatal. Looking for some natural ways to cure that headache? Well, look no further. Number 1. Water, and lots of it One of the main causes of headaches is dehydration. That said, once you start feeling that you have a headache, try to gulp down a few glasses of water. Alternatively, drink […]

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10 Natural Tips for Beating the Cold

As some like to say, it’s cold season. And while it’s the close physical proximity of people rather than the temperature outside that causes illness, it nevertheless is the time of year we start to get sick. That said, it’s good gear up with some natural, safe, and commonsensical tips for beating the cold – if you get it, or when you get it. 5 for Defense “Those who fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” Cliché? We think not. Preparation is crucial in doing anything correctly, whether it’s tackling an assignment at work or beating back germs. That said, the best way to not get a cold is to work […]

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10 Facts about Diet and Exercise

Is it better to eat before or after exercising? Should certain people stay away from weightlifting? Does 2% milk really only contain 2% fat? Which is better, strength or endurance? These questions and more surround daily diet and exercise. Some are easy to answer, but others are trickier. Number 1. No matter the duration, you’re always burning fat While some people think there is a magic number associated with fat burning, the truth is that you’re always burning fat no matter the intensity or duration. As you increase these two variables, the fat burning will rise; however, our bodies will always be burning fat regardless. You can still optimize fuel […]

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All About Energy: The Sources and The Systems

Every second of every day, our bodies are converting molecules to energy, storing energy, and then burning that energy. Just like the cars we drive, the planes people fly, and the computers we use, there is a constant need for this process to go on. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to function, we would stop growing, and we would eventually die. So, what is it that’s going on with energy? First, we need to understand where our energy is coming from. We often hear about fats, carbs, and proteins, but what do they really mean? Are they all created equal? Finally, how is that fuel being used? Our Macronutrients […]