When you’re making the transition from eating whatever to eating a whole foods lifestyle, it could be a little bit jarring. Every day you are surrounded by advertising and other humans who are perfectly happy to eat whatever they please, so you might want to learn a few skills that show you how to deal…

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The first time you heard about eating whole foods, you might not have taken it that seriously, but upon examination, you probably realized that there was something to it. If you’re still trying to decide which side of things you fall on, then you might want to know some of the benefits of switching to…

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Mindfulness is a practice that involves always being present, understanding and appreciating the current moment, then continuing to live without judgment or guilt. It works for a variety of different reasons, from being mindful when you eat, to practicing mindfulness to help with stress and anxiety. When you first start mindfulness, you allow any thoughts…

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The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was – it came directly from nature – whether foraging, hunting, or farming. Now there are so many things we eat that don’t resemble natural food. Michael Pollan has a famous quote, he said: Eat…

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Our digestive system is a huge portal into our bodies. Lots of things can get in there that aren’t always good for us. And because the system is so complex (knowing which tiny molecules to absorb, and which keep out), lots can go wrong. And that’s one reason why 70% of our immune system lives…

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Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet. To start, they’re…

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What to Eat if You Get Constipated Constipation is the opposite of diarrhoea – it’s when stool tends to stick around longer than necessary. Often it’s drier, lumpier, and harder than normal, and may be difficult to pass. Constipation often comes along with abdominal pain and bloating. And can be common in people with certain…

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Fish oil is a type of supplement that provides you with the necessary omega-3 fatty acids your body needs. When you look up healthy diets, you probably come across omega-3s and how important they are. These help to provide energy, reduce the risk of heart disease, and are good for overall health. If you would…

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here may be something lurking within your gut, when and where you least expect it. You’re probably already in tune with keeping the large intestine healthy, balanced and well- populated with good bacteria (got probiotics?). But, what about the health of the small intestine that is located before it in the digestive tract? The truth…

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Hormones are like chemical messengers and govern nearly every cellular action in our body. While very important, our sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, are actually not essential for our survival. They’re responsible for sexual functioning and fertility, as well as in more of a “beauty” capacity – keeping our skin, hair & nails…

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