Meditation: Beneficial for Stress Relief & Much More

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One of the best treatments for anxiety and stress relief, meditation is at the top of the list for most people because it is free of any cost, has no negative side effects and is limited only by one’s imagination and time. Unlike natural and pharmaceutical drugs or preparations which may carry some unwanted side [. . . more]

Chamomile Soothes Anxiety and Insomnia

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For centuries, people around the world have been turning to chamomile as a natural remedy for anxiety, insomnia, and other ailments. References to the medicinal use of chamomile appear as early as Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman texts. The Ancient Egyptians used chamomile to treat colds, fevers and skin conditions and it was used in [. . . more]

What the Heck is Mercury Retrograde?

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Although it sounds like the title of a Sci-Fi movie, Mercury Retrograde is an astronomical term for when the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards in the sky (but isn’t really). All planets can appear to be moving backwards and stationary but Mercury is retrograde most often in a single year and when it [. . . more]

Valerian Can Help Improve Sleep

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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a tall, flowering perennial plant, native to Europe and Asia. Its root extracts have widely been used as a natural remedy to treat anxiety, insomnia and other ailments since ancient times and references to valerian are found as early as 1st century AD Ancient Greek medical texts. Valerian root has a [. . . more]

Passionflower for Anxiety and Insomnia

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A 2017 Statistics Canada report reveals that one-third of Canadian adults have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. The study looked at over 10,000 Canadians aged 18 to 79 over a six-year period. Overall, one-third of adults are not sleeping the recommended amount, with 55% of women aged 18 to 64 and [. . . more]

Vitamins Boost Longevity Science Review Proves

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A new scientific review suggests that certain vitamins may help prolong your life and maintain good health and wellness into old age. Identified as “longevity nutrients” these vitamins are necessary to repair DNA, maintain cardiovascular health and to prevent cellular damage. The review was conducted by Dr. Bruce Ames, Senior scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland [. . . more]

Vegan Diet on the Rise Worldwide

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Statistics show that more people across the world are choosing to follow a vegan diet. According to Google Trends data, search interest around veganism has increased significantly from 2004 to 2017, with the highest level of interest in Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand and Austria. In Canada specifically, B.C., Yukon, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Alberta [. . . more]

Black Tea Contributes to Weight Loss

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Natural health enthusiasts for years have hailed the benefits of drinking an assortment of teas for weight loss but now scientific research not only supports that claim, it explains exactly how that can happen. A study [1] published in the European Journal of Nutrition has discovered that both black and green tea influenced the ratio [. . . more]

Legal Recreational Cannabis. Now What?

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With Canada’s legalisation of cannabis just around the corner many are still left wondering how the country will implement the sales of recreational pot. As of October 17th, residents across Canada will be able to publicly purchase and use marijuana for recreation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left[1] the decision to each province and territory in [. . . more]

Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) for Joint Pain

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Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) are natural vegetable extracts made from avocado and soybean oils. They contain anti-inflammatory substances known as phytosterols. Phytosterols (plant sterols) from ASU preparations are thought to be the primary sources of protective activity for cartilage-producing cells. ASU reduces damage to cartilage by increasing the synthesis of collagen and proteoglycan (aggrecan), and [. . . more]