Skincare seems to be a popular topic these days. You may see ads for regimens on social media. Popular YouTube videos cover morning and nighttime skincare routines. You may even see Korean inspired skincare trinkets and masks in the aisles of Target. And this is all for good reason. Our skin is a nifty organ as it is capable of both the processes of elimination and absorption. Everything we put on our skin (or expose it to) either enhances or hinders its function. Before you even leave your home for work in the morning, you’ve exposed your skin to nearly 300 chemicals! This is why it’s crucial to take care of your skin and to be mindful of the things we put it through!
Back pain can be miserable. Whether it’s that chronic low pain or spasms and aching neck, any kind of back pain can ruin your day, weekend, or an entire week. Unfortunately, back pain has become quite common. So much so that roughly 8 in 10 people deal with some type of back pain during their lives. Low back pain, in particular, is responsible for 2.6 million visits to the emergency room each year and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Today, we want to review holistic back pain treatments you can try before you resort to drastic measures.
When you have to juggle work, family, friends, social engagements and other commitments, it’s easy to become stressed out. There are a number of ways to reduce tension and relax. However, some are much more effective for some than others. It’s important to find positive methods though. Even though some negative methods still bring stress relief, they actually bring more harm than good in the big picture. Holistic stress management looks at the big picture in regard to stress. It also takes a broader view of natural stress relievers and strategies.
We’re sure you’ve heard of the statistic that humans are comprised of 60% water. But you may not have known that we are also made up of something else – microbes. The average human has 100 trillion microbes, as they outnumber human cells ten to one. They are mainly found in the large intestine. And they include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, etc., that live in and out of the human body. All in all, the microbiome may weigh as much as five pounds. Don’t let the size fool you, the microbiome packs a punch. So, let’s discuss different ways of taking care of it.
The term “toxins” is everywhere in the realm of health and wellness. We are told that eliminating these toxins from our bodies is essential to obtain optimum health. Social media platforms have jumped on this profitable trend through influencer pushed cleanses and detoxes. But we have now learned many of them are just laxative teas – which can be harmful when consumed in large quantities. Resetting our elimination can help reset our normal functioning baseline. Not to mention allow for the rest of our organs to also perform at full capacity.
Essential oils are powerful plant extracts have been used for thousands of years. They have aided many in regard to health, appearance, and mood. From cooking and cleaning to beauty and home remedies, essential oils can help you create a non-toxic environment for your family. Essential oils are an effective, natural way to help you meet your goals. And as a bonus, your home is going to smell amazing without anything artificial. It finally feels like spring in Pittsburgh, so we have 5 DIY spring cleaning recipes to help you move away from using harsh chemicals and embrace warmer weather!
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Spring has been teasing us with bursts of warm weather. With melting temperatures comes the promise of brighter days. Our motivation to come out of our winter hibernation states is growing. Many of us participate in this time of rebirth, especially when it comes to cleaning our homes. If you are looking to give your house a deep clean without sketchy ingredients and chemicals, keep reading to learn about the benefits of cleaning with essential oils!
For years, we’ve seen advertisements for fish-oil. Most of them promote the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. But what exactly are they? And what is fish oil’s effect on the heart?
Many people follow low-carb diets for certain benefits such as weight-loss and the improvement of certain conditions such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Lately, there have been a lot of health and nutrition articles about the effects of low-carb diets during pregnancy. A recent study showed a suggested correlation between low-carb diets and the risk of birth defects. And health journalists took those findings and ran with them. But is it the lack of carbs increasing these risks or something else entirely? How many carbs do women actually need during pregnancy?
Anxiety seemed to be the buzzword of 2018. It became less stigmatized as more and more people began talking about it. Anxiety, social anxiety disorders, and depression are often treated with antidepressants. But the side effects aren’t always manageable. More and more people are looking for more safe and natural ways to treat anxiety, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and other mental disorders. Tea is often used as a coping tool during stressful situations. Green tea has been used as a restorative medicine in traditional Chinese medicine for ages. And now research is showing there’s a correlation between L-theanine and anxiety. Researchers have found that the calming effects of L-theanine compensate for the stimulating effects of caffeine found in teas like green tea and black tea.