Posts by Amanda Love

Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?

Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more self-aware and…

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Heartburn – Can I Help it with Foods and Lifestyle?

The odds are that you or someone you know experiences heartburn. Around half of North American adults experience it at least once per month. Somewhere between 10-20% have it at least once per week!Heartburn, also known as reflux, occurs when the strong acid in your stomach creeps up into your esophagus. It can feel like…

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Pumpkin Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Overnight Oats

•1/2 cup pumpkin puree •1/2 cup Greek yogurt or non-dairy alternative •1/3 cup old-fashioned oats •1/2 teaspoon cinnamon •1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Put all ingredients in mason jar, stir and cover. Refrigerate overnight. Top with toppings of your choice. Pumpkin Health Benefit #5 Keeps your immune system strong. We’ve all heard of vitamin C…

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The Real Deal About Artificial Flavours

Let me ask you this: Have you looked at the ingredients on a food label lately? How about a “processed” food label; like famous brands of cookies, cereals, or junk snack foods? Do you have those ingredients in your house? Do you even know what all of those ingredients are? There are a ton of…

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Pumpkin Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Protein Balls

    Pumpkin Health Benefit #4 You won’t have any trouble sleeping. Pumpkin seeds contain tryptophan — an amino acid that assists in making you sleep like a baby. It also helps produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that’s responsible for making us feel happy and relaxed. So not only will enjoying pumpkin & pumpkin seeds help…

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Why Am I Always Hungry?

If you often feel hungry, you are not alone! There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party. But other times, the hunger may not be…

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Pumpkin Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Nice-Cream

        Pumpkin Health Benefit #3 Full of potassium. You might know that bananas are known for their high amounts of potassium, but pumpkins contain even more potassium than banana’s do. Potassium is great to consume after a work-out as it restores the body’s balance and keeps your muscles functioning smoothly. It’s also…

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Pumpkin Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Hummus

  Pumpkin Health Benefit #2 They are filled with fiber. Fiber helps keep you satisfied, and can therefore help you control your appetite. Fiber also helps with healthy digestion and elimination. Eating fiber on a regular basis is also great for keeping your heart strong and healthy, so enjoy those pumpkins all you can this…

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Salt: The Delicious Health-Buster (And What to Use Instead)

Yes, there are lots of different kinds of salt: pink, iodized, kosher, sea, etc. They come from salt mines in the ground, or from evaporating the water out of salt water. What they all have in common is that infamous mineral that I’m going to talk about below: sodium. In food, salt is used for…

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Pumpkin Butter

  Pumpkin Health Benefit #1 Every year we go running to the stores to find ourselves anything pumpkin related we can get our hands on. Pumpkins don’t only decorate our porches but they also fill our plates, and it’s good they do, since pumpkin contains a lot of health benefits. So, let’s find out why…

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