Fermented Food Guide: the basics + 19 beginner recipes

Everything You Need to Know About Intermittent Fasting

Fasting has a long history. Many indigenous cultures and world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hindu and Jainism, call for fasting during high holy periods or spiritual rites.  The Greek physician Hippocrates, for whom the Hippocratic oath is named, recommended fasting to some of his patients. Today, fasting has also become part of the diet culture. How much of fasting is about health and how much is a fad diet? Read on to find out what’s true and what’s not about intermittent fasting. What is intermittent fasting? Fasting is the abstinence of nourishment. Some fasts will prohibit all food and…
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How to Get a Mermaid Glow with 3 Anti-Aging Marine Ingredients

How to Get a Mermaid Glow with 3 Anti-Aging Marine Ingredients The Earth’s oceans are home to millions of species, yielding some of nature’s most effective anti-aging ingredients. Because the ocean can be a harsh and challenging environment for survival, many organisms have adapted and developed life-sustaining chemicals — some of which are now used in medicine and skincare for their anti-aging properties. If you haven’t incorporated marine ingredients to your natural skincare regimen, here’s what you should look out for.

How to Get a Mermaid Glow with 3 Anti-Aging Marine Ingredients

Best Prenatal Vitamins for Healthy Pregnancy

This article is written by the pregnancy experts at What to Expect ! Best Prenatal Vitamins for A Healthy Pregnancy Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet rich in essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins is of the utmost importance during pregnancy. Eating healthy foods, such as green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, milk, cheese, and yogurt during pregnancy ensures that the growing baby gets all the nutrients for her growth, and lets the to-be-mother stay strong and healthy during and after pregnancy.

Best Prenatal Vitamins for Healthy Pregnancy

How You Can Use CBD’s Anti-Inflammatory Properties To Fight Pain In Your Body

You know that feeling when you’ve been sitting at the computer a bit too long and your wrists start to sting? Or when you’ve been on your feet all day at work, only to return home at night with an aching back. What’s happening in your body is called inflammation, a defensive response to injury. Although athletes are the group that most commonly experience inflammation in the body, everyday behaviours and tasks can cause them too! So how can you relieve the pain caused by inflammation? It turns out, one of the most effective pain relieving ingredients you can use…
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How You Can Use CBD’s Anti-Inflammatory Properties To Fight Pain In Your Body

Five DIY Cleaning Recipes Our Grandmothers Taught Us

They say, “old is gold,” for a reason. Everything that has been passed down to us throughout generations has a mystical nostalgic quality – be it an heirloom furniture piece, an old piece of jewellery, or even those secret cleaning recipes.  In fact, some of the best things we know and own are a vintage – and that is especially true when it comes to cleaning hacks. So without further ado, we’re looking at some of wise grandma’s cleaning formulas that work like magic even today.

5 DIY Cleaning Recipes Our Grandmothers Taught Us

DIY Magnesium Oil Spray For Anxiety, Pain, and Skin

DIY Magnesium Oil Spray For Anxiety, Pain, and Skin If there’s one mineral we cannot get enough of it has to be magnesium! It’s hard to believe, but even though this wonder mineral is responsible for regulating over 300 enzymes in the body, most people are still deficient in it. You may wonder how you can get magnesium in – while you can take supplements and eat magnesium rich foods, one of the best methods of absorption is actually through the skin. We’re excited to announce that we are soon launching our very own magnesium oil and would love to tell…
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DIY Magnesium Oil Spray For Anxiety, Pain, and Skin

Why Your Skincare Routine Needs Natural Hyaluronic Acid For Fighting Signs Of Aging

Why Your Skincare Routine Needs Natural Hyaluronic Acid For Fighting Signs Of Aging We’re always on the lookout for the next big anti-aging ingredient; one that will target specific problem areas like fine lines and wrinkles while plumping up our skin and giving us the dewy, radiant skin that dreams are made of. We want it all! Of course gorgeous, youthful, glowing skin starts on the inside, but the products you apply topically play a huge role as well. While we’re constantly drawn in by marketing tactics advertising the new “holy grail” lotion or potion, at the end of the…
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Why Your Skincare Routine Needs Natural Hyaluronic Acid For Fighting Signs Of Aging

Tinted Sunblock with Zinc Oxide

I need be real with you right now – I’m one of the biggest hypocrites going when it comes to sun-protection. I have done a lot more research on the topic of skin care and sun protection than the average person, and I know very well the damaging effect that the sun can have on my skin. But for some reason… I don’t wear sunblock.

How to Make Tinted Sunblock

How to Make Fried Zucchini Blossoms with Sriracha Mayo

After making fried zucchini blossoms for the first time a few weeks ago, I’m not sure what I like better anymore – fried zucchini or fried zucchini blossoms! Fried zucchini blossoms are crispy, delicate, sweet and dangerously addictive. My kids even get excited when they see a new blossom forming because they love them, too. Ruby thinks they “taste like chicken”…which is a little bizarre, but I don’t really care what she thinks they taste like as long as the picky little thing is eating them.

How to make Fried Zucchini Blossom

5 Tips for Cleaning Up Your Skin Care Routine

Our skin does a pretty good job of keeping things out of our blood stream, but there is a lot of controversy out there about just how much your stratum corneum (the top layer of your skin) actually absorbs. Skin care ingredients are either absorbed into your skin cells before entering your blood circulation; they pass between skin cells before entering blood circulation; or are absorbed into glands, and quite often retained and stored in those glands, before being excreted out of the body (source). This can either be good news or bad news – we do want the good guys to penetrate…
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