People have been using astrological signs to understand personality traits for centuries. If you’re familiar with the different characteristics of each sign, you might notice the bold and hardheaded tenacity of a Sagittarius or the comforting, empathetic nature of a Cancer at first meeting. In addition to explaining the inner workings of our minds and what makes us who we are, astrology can also potentially tell us about our health.
Food combining principles have been around for a long time. Generally, food-combining eating assigns foods to different groups. These are usually broken down into carbs and starches, fruits, vegetables, proteins, and fats. Some guidelines also classify foods as either acidic, alkaline or neutral. Food-combining diets specify how you should combine these groups in a meal.
Breathing is one of the most important activities we engage in. Our lives are dependent on a constant flow of oxygen being delivered to each cell. In the yogic tradition, the breath is said to carry a person's life force. “Pranayama” is a Sanskrit word made up of the two words, “prana” and “yama” (or “ayama”), and is translated to mean “mastery of the life force”.
Fiber can do so much for us. It can help manage weight, improve gut health, increase energy, and lower cholesterol. All fiber is found in the tough cell walls of plants – fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains.
Celery juice - the miracle green juice that is taking over everyone’s social media feed. Have you tried it yet? Celery juice is popping up all over the place as a “cure-all” for everything from digestive issues to skin conditions. People all over the world are posting about their experiences with drinking celery juice every morning, claiming it has helped IBS, constipation, migraines, adrenal fatigue, asthma, lyme disease, and more. The recent popularity among many celebrities has made it even more of a health trend.
I took an unintentional digital detox during a recent stay in Budapest. I had misplaced my phone during a brief visit in NYC, and my departing flight the next morning meant I wouldn’t be seeing my iPhone for a long, long time. I decided to treat it like a detox but had only really considered it in the social media/work after hours aspect. Here’s what I learned from five weeks with no phone, maybe you’ll be inspired to do the same!
CBD oil is all the rage on the wellness scene for its reported anti-inflammatory, sleep-promoting, and pain-relieving benefits. But now, cannabis has earned yet another spot in your plant-based self-care routine, and it’s all about skin care. Topical cannabis treatments are used for their anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects and may help with dryness, rashes, acne, eczema, and psoriasis, according to research.
Cryotherapy — where the body is exposed to extreme cold therapy treatments for several minutes — has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially with athletes and movie stars. But what are the benefits, and are the treatments effective or just a lot of hype?
Cramps, bloating, headaches, breast tenderness, food cravings, and mood swings. Many women around the world endure period-related symptoms in varying degrees of intensity during their cycle. While not always pleasant, menstruation is our bodies’ way of helping us shed what we no longer need. But what if you are also on the 21-Day Clean Program?
Perhaps you've wondered what the health benefits are of sweatin’ it out in the sauna. With a new resurgence of saunas you don’t even have to join a health club to reap the benefits. Boutique sauna studios are popping up from coast to coast, where people are invited to slip into plush robes and sweat it out solo or with a friend for the price of a spin class. Why does it seem like everyone in the wellness world swears by a daily sweat session in a heated room?