FODMAPs: Why You Should Consider Cutting Back (Temporarily)

Are you dealing with debilitating digestive problems that don’t seem to improve no matter what diet you try out? Maybe you’ve tried committing to the ketogenic diet or even went on the paleo path for a few months with unimpressive results. While these diets can do wonders for your health, they don’t address one of the root causes of intestinal distress- a high FODMAPs diet.… [read more]

12 Eco-Friendly Gifts That Everyone Will Love (& That Saves The Planet!)

Just because the pressure to consume reaches its height around the holidays doesn’t mean we can’t also be kind to the planet. Get into the spirit of the season with these thoughtful gifts that also happen to be earth-friendly, sustainable, and zero waste. Here are our top picks for 2018: 1. Gourmet Edible Insects Reducing your meat and dairy consumption is the single greatest way… [read more]

3 Christmas Scented Room Spray Recipes

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to get in the spirit. Nothing brings a sense of coziness like the smells of Christmas: cinnamon, pine, peppermint, orange, and wintergreen, to name a few. A fun way to bring the smell of the holidays into your home is with these easy DIY room sprays. Resist the temptation to buy pretty commercial made air fresheners. They often contain… [read more]

11 Eco-Friendly Ways To Wrap Gifts This Christmas

One thing I can always remember about Christmas morning as a kid was the mounds of paper and plastic that gathered on the living room floor. So much that we feared we would lose something or someone in the chaos. Once everyone was done unwrapping their gifts and had them piled neatly by their side, the cleanup began. It never failed that there would be… [read more]

8 Recycled Christmas Gift Ideas That Help Save the Earth

This Christmas, instead of spending a ton of money on a gift that negatively impacts the Earth, how about giving gifts made using mostly recycled materials? The holiday doesn’t have to be a burden on the environment, with just a little effort and imagination, it’s easy to reduce the environmental impact of the season. You can give more while spending less by giving these gifts… [read more]

10 Common Himalayan Salt Lamp Problems & How To Fix Them

By popular interest, the votes are in and the Himalayan salt lamp has won the title of Best Natural Health Gadget! Our article last year (10 Reasons Why You Need A Himalayan Salt Lamp In Every Room Of Your Home) was the most popular of the year and resulted in thousands of you purchasing one of these stunning little lamps. Under most circumstances, owning one of… [read more]

9 Reasons You Should Give CBD Oil To Your Pets

Medical marijuana is a hot-button topic these days, and millions of people are finding that the cannabis plant holds impressive potential for their health. Are pets excluded? Treating pets with CBD oil is becoming increasingly common, and many owners are blown away by the results. Should you consider treating your pet with CBD oil? Is it even legal where you live? Let’s dive into the… [read more]

Top 8 Brain Foods For Better Memory, Focus & Mood

A sad, but true, fact of human existence is the inevitability that our minds will decline as we age. Over the course of our lives, our cognitive abilities peak, plateau, and eventually begin to dip as we reach certain age milestones; for example, processing speed begins to decrease in our late teen years, visual working memory peaks in our mid-30s, and yet our vocabulary continues… [read more]

3 Awesome Benefits Of Juicing + 10 Recipes

There has been a lot of buzz around juicing in recent years. Proponents of juicing often claim it improves mental clarity, boosts energy, assists with weight loss, and detoxifies the body. Though there is little by way of scientific evidence that a juice cleanse will kick start the metabolism, clear out toxins, or help to shed excess weight quickly, that doesn’t mean that juicing can’t… [read more]

10 Christmas Essential Oil Blends That Will Warm Up Your Home This Winter

With the holidays upon us, nothing beats filling your home with the scents of the season like evergreens, peppermint, gingerbread cookies and spiced cider. Even if you can’t have the real thing, simply adding a few drops of essential oils to your diffuser will do the trick. If you don’t already have one, be sure to read our review of five of the best to… [read more]