11 Scary Dangers Of Sitting Too Much & How To Fix It

Do you have a desk job? Sitting at a desk all day can be hazardous to your health. Sitting is not natural for humans who were designed to be on the move. However, it is estimated that 86% of American workers sit all day. On top of that, most sit when they get home from work. In total, Americans sit 13 hours per day and… [read more]

Matcha Green Tea: 10 Amazing Benefits Of This Japanese Elixir

A long standing tradition of Japanese culture, Matcha green tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. Made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants, Matcha is steamed, stemmed, and de-vined before being stone-ground into very fine powder. The powder is then stored away from light and oxygen in order to preserve its brilliant green color and… [read more]

10 Evidence Based Health Benefits Of CBD Oil

Cannabis sativa is arguably one of the most controversial, hotly debated, and valuable cultivars in the plant kingdom. With evidence of its use stretching back to 3500 BC, it has long been cultivated for hemp oil and fibers, as a food, medicine, and recreational drug. Though hampered by the widespread criminalization of marijuana in the 20th century, the scientific study of cannabis as medicine has… [read more]

How To Grow Lemongrass + 6 Brilliant Ways To Use It

Lemongrass is a tropical herb plant, native to Southern Asia that will freeze at temperatures below 15 F. It is a perennial in USDA growing zones 8-11 but other places it will freeze in the winter so it is best to grow in a pot and bring indoors during the cold months. This herb has a powerful taste and aroma of lemon and citrus and… [read more]

Understanding Probiotics & Prebiotics: How To Use Them For Your Health

How much thought have you given your digestive system lately? Millions of tiny microbes make your gut their home, and they provide you with numerous benefits in the process. From better digestion to more efficient nutrient extraction, gut bacteria are critical for keeping your entire system running smoothly. While it’s easy to ignore your meals after they land in your stomach, you’re sure to notice… [read more]

How To Get Rid Of Mosquito Bites: 15 Home Remedies For Instant Relief

First you catch a glimpse of a mere wisp of movement out of the corner of your eye. You swipe at it, but hit only air as the tiny predator deftly evades your hand and disappears. Then comes the high-pitch buzzing in your ear. Over and over you attempt to swat it away. Sadly, your efforts are all in vain. Before you know it, you’re… [read more]

7 Reasons To Stop Buying Electrolyte Drinks & Start Making It Instead

Leading the charge in the $8 billion dollar sports drink industry, Gatorade and Powerade (owned by PepsiCo and Coca-Cola respectively) have long claimed that their drinks hydrate better than water, replenish electrolytes lost in sweat, and are absolutely essential for the best athletic performance. There’s a lot of hype surrounding sports drinks. Let’s dispel some of these myths. 1. Sports Drink Makers Rely Heavily On… [read more]

How To Grow Ginger & Epic Ways To Use It

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is an amazing spice with a plethora of therapeutic benefits mostly due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger plants can grow up to three feet high and produce 2-5 sections of ginger. One of the oldest medicinal foods, ginger originated in Southeast Asia. It has been part of Chinese and Indian healing practices for a very, very long time. According to Ayurvedic… [read more]

12 Compelling Reasons To Grow Chives + How To Use Them

You don’t have to sport a green thumb to grow chives (allium schoenoprasum), they are almost a fail-proof crop and will build up your confidence to grow a variety of herbs. Chives, a relative to the onion, are hardy, drought tolerant perennials. They grow to be 8-20 inches high in mounds via underground bulbs. Not only are chives pretty with their dainty purple blossoms and… [read more]

7 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Heart Health

You probably already know that following a healthy diet and getting regular exercise are important habits for good heart health, but you probably don’t realize that there are many things you may be doing that have the opposite effect. There are multiple activities that few think twice about but can have a negative impact on heart health. Do you have any of these in common,… [read more]