Hormone Havoc: Stress & Adrenal Glands

More than a quarter of U.S. adults say they’re so stressed they can’t function. Many experienced at least one symptom such as-headache, fatigue, feeling nervous or anxious, sad or depressed. Many experienced additional symptoms including feeling overwhelmed, a change is sleep patterns, or constant worry. The term “adrenal fatigue” has been used to explain a […]

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Baking Soda: Remove Pesticides from Produce

A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts, found that a 15 minute soak in water and baking soda is the most effective way to remove pesticide residue on produce. This comes at a good time, as prices for organic fruit & vegetables have rose 13.1% over the past year. For households struggling with the […]

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Ginger; Brain and Body Benefits

As people age, our brains age and decline, as well, but diet may be the key to preventing brain aging. According to Dr. Takuji Shirasawa, a Japanese brain surgeon, ginger can help the brain eliminate toxins, prevent brain aging, and enhance immunity. In his new book “Brain Detox Diet” Shirasawa mentions that the modern brain […]

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Benefits of a Dry January

Happy New Year! For those of you that did a lot of entertaining this holiday season and feeling the effects of it, I’m recommending a Dry January Challenge. What is a Dry January Challenge? It’s pretty straight forward-you steer clear of alcohol for the entire month of January. It’s a trend that has caught on […]

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DIY Coffee Yogurt Face Scrub/Mask

Benefits of Coffee on the Skin: Caffeine, the prime ingredient synonymous with coffee reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Coffee is also rich in antioxidants which improves elasticity of your skin. Coffee will help you repair and prevent damage of UV rays. When applied to the skin, coffee increases the production of collagen […]

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Can Your Toothpaste Be Doing More Harm than Good?

We’ve been taught since we were little to brush our teeth in the morning and in the evening to maintain adequate oral hygiene. Research has shown that good oral hygiene has a strong connection to your overall health by helping to ward off serious medical problems. While we floss and brush to prevent plaque and […]

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DIY Antibacterial Mat Cleaner

How to Make Your Own Antibacterial Yoga Mat Cleaner Since the pandemic, we’ve had to make some changes at the studio and no longer provide mat cleaning spray for students to use after class. Instead of purchasing a mat cleaning product to sell in the studio, I felt this simple recipe was easy to make […]

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CooCoo for Coconut Oil

Lately, one of my current obsessions has been something so simple, yet useful in so many ways: coconut oil. Coconut oil has so many amazing benefits and such a wide range of usage, from cooking to health improvements. Below are a few of my favorite ways to utilize coconut oil in my daily routine: Oil […]

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Easy Home Remedies for Acne

Acne – an annoyance that can occur at any age, but can also be a reflection of our internal health. Being the largest and fastest-growing organ of the body, if you experience ongoing pimples, cystic acne, blackheads/whiteheads, it may be an indication of a poor diet, oxidative damage, and/or hormonal imbalances. While acne can vary […]

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Grab This, Not That

On certain days we may find ourselves craving a particular type of food, such as salt, sweets or fat, etc. While some might find this “normal”, it’s actually your body telling you it’s depleted in a specific vitamin or nutrient, therefore, creating a craving. Often times we don’t really understand the specific nutrient we are […]

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The Exotic Wonder Fruit: Papaya

Papaya- an exotic wonder fruit many have heard of, but have never really tried. After learning about all of its health benefits, it’s no surprise Christopher Columbus called papaya the “fruit of the angles.” What makes this deliciously sweet orange-colored flesh fruit so incredible is that it contains powerful digestive enzymes and is high in […]

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