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Many of us get to the end of the year in full hibernation mode. There are more pajamas, there is more Netflix and there is also more opportunity for reflection. (If we turn off Netflix long ...

Mushroom Coffee and Oil Free Diets: The Health Trends We Explored n 2019

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Sometimes it is just easier to put our heads in the sand. There are so many things to care about and only so many hours in the day. So we continue to live our lives with a little bit of ...

The Easiest Way to Reduce Climate Change (And It Doesn’t Involve Being Perfect)

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There is an astonishing surge in e-cigarettes. Vaping was meant for adults attempting to quit cigarettes, but in truth, it made many people who were uninterested in “smoking” take up a new hobby. ...

The New Research On Vaping

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It is much easier to be holier than thou than to make a difference. It is easier to declare that everyone else is doing it wrong than to actually start making changes ourselves. It is why all of ...

Zero Waste Products That You May Not Have Heard Of

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There are two phases of parenthood that every parent goes through. 1) The cocky phase. This is often pre-parenthood, when you plan out the type of parent you are “going to be” and all the ...

Vegetarian Foods That Your Kids Will Eat (Even The Picky Ones…Maybe…)

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Ah, the phone. It is our best friend and our nemesis. We search our pockets for it, have it in view at all times, but yet swear that it does not control us. If we spent as much time on our IRL ...

5 Ways to Reduce Time On Your Phone

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If you are a walking, breathing female, you have probably been told that your hormones were out of balance more than once. Or, if you have consulted Dr. Wiki or Dr. Google, you probably also ...

Hormone Imbalance: How Thoroughly Researched Are the Claims? (Spoiler: Not Very)

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I met with a group of moms the other day, because, apparently that is what I do now. For years I didn’t know one person that procreated and now all of the sudden my world has narrowed to people my ...

Recognizing Anxiety in Children And How To Help

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Two years ago, I was very pregnant (as opposed to moderately pregnant) and searching for ways to keep my vegetarian cravings in check. Being a vegetarian was certainly not a problem, because you ...

The History of Mock Meat (and the current controversy on meat labelling)

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This is one of the catchy taglines for the period positivity movement. There is a pledge involved that includes things like “It’s period positive to challenge negative media messages, because they ...

The Period Positivity Movement: It’s About Bloody Time

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You have a headache, or a muscle ache, or any other type of ache. Life doesn’t wait for you for nurse your pain, honor it and move past it. It asks you to continue powering through, pretending ...

Natural Remedies for Pain Management

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Breastfeeding is one of those things that seems deceptively simple…until you do it. Exhibit A: baby. Exhibit B: boob. Exhibit A, meet Exhibit B. I knew that I was equipped with boobs and that ...

The Breastfeeding Mistakes I Made (So You Don’t Have To)

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I have realized, that to some people, the word “vegan” has become a dirty word. Somehow, it has become associated with extremism and judgment. It is no wonder most people have begun favoring the ...

Vegan Hacks For When You Eat Out A Lot

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If sales of Yeti cups were the benchmark, it appears that drinking water is big business. These 30-ounce tumblers are showing up on many influencers’ feeds, even though it isn’t cheap to hydrate ...

7 Ways to Get More Water Into Your Diet

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That is the first thing that Annie, who herself has been living with ovarian cancer, would tell anyone newly diagnosed with the disease. She adds, “There’s no right or wrong way to do ovarian ...

“You are not a statistic.”

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Botox may be new enough to feel novel and also to feel entirely safe (although it has been around since 2002!). However, just because we have found ways to inject youth into our face doesn’t mean ...

Plant Based Retin-alts May Be The New Anti-Aging Magic

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Wake up in the morning. Meditate for ten minutes. Bathe yourself in gratitude. Juice organic celery. Drink it before you need a morning coffee (because you don’t need a morning coffee…you are ...

The celery juice trend – worth it or not?

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It has been a long time since I have had a glass of cow’s milk. I will admit that sometimes cream sneaks its way into my coffee when I stretch my vegan tendencies to vegan-ish. When I was a ...

Fortifying Your Homemade Nut Milk

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I often think back to my baby shower. It was filled with people I loved and very few of them asked to rub my belly (which is probably why I loved them in the first place). I was so excited and ...

What You Need To Know About Toilet Training Your Toddler

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So many of us have rules when it comes to eating. The interesting thing is that these rules are barely ever the same. Some people believe fat bombs and keto coffee is the way to health and ...

What To Know About Soy Protein Isolate (If You Love Vegan Burgers, Read Up!)

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When you hit your early 30s and you are a childless woman, you will get “innocent” questions. Some of those questions are from strangers who will wonder about the state of your uterus as if it is ...

What Exactly Happens In IVF?

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It is so easy to drink the cultural Kool-Aid and become obsessed with the current superfoods. It is hard to be immune to it. Kale. Chia seeds. Goji berries. People who eat these things on a ...

Are Super Foods Super Necessary?

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I am going to be 39 this year. If you are reading this and, in your twenties, you probably think that is a long way away and that I am freaking old. I get it. When I was in my twenties, I ...

What is seed cycling?

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Many years ago, I went to my first fitness class. I didn’t know anything about boutique studios or yoga gurus. I just thought it would be a good stop on my way to McDonalds (true story). I ...

The New Fitness Apps – Can You Really Get Fit At Home?

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Recently, my sister and I spoke about our sleep patterns when we were young. I was a rock. The kind of kid who needed hours and hours of sleep. I slept so heavily that I once fell on the floor, ...

Would You Consider Biphasic Sleep?

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The debate continues. Politics is one thing, diet another. In this divisive world we all have our ideas of the correct way to eat and the healthiest things to put in our bodies. Eggs go in ...

Eggs: Are They Good Or Bad For You?

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I have seen it happen with every generation. I have seen it in moments both appropriate and inappropriate. There is a twitch. The hand slides across the screen. It is unlocked. The person zones ...

Overcoming Smartphone Addiction

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Gastrointestinal reflux may sound like a “no big deal” disease. However, living in fear of every bite you take can impact how you live your life. This digestive disorder affects the ring of muscle ...

Options For Women Suffering With GERD

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“You are only as old as you feel.” “30 is the new 20, 40 is the new 30, 70 is the new 50.” In the first 20 years of your life, aging feels like it is something that happens to other people. ...

Scientists Discover A New Biological Clock

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When my son was born, there were few things I knew how to do. So much of parenting is experiential, which is why it is so easy to judge the woman in aisle 4 parenting her tantrummy toddler and so ...

Vitamin D: What's The Truth?

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I think the advice I most give when I find a friend going through something serious is, “Find your people.” Your people are the ones who are going through exactly the same thing as you are. This ...

Follicular Lymphoma - Stories Of Women Who Have Been Affected And How They Coped

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When it comes to knowledge of the human body, most of us, doctors notwithstanding, are operating on a very elementary level. For example, take the protein amyloid. It is rare and abnormal, but ...

Amyloidosis - An Overview Of This Rare Disorder (And The Amyloid Hypothesis)

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I remembered hearing about my grandmother and her history with manic depression. As a kid, I took this to mean that she was really, really, sad. I figured she had five kids and that was hard ...

Bipolar Disorder – The Past And Future

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Even the most fit people are fit in their own ways. For example, a yoga teacher may have horrible cardiovascular endurance. A marathon runner may lack upper body strength. A Cross Fit champion ...

What Climbing Stairs Can Tell You About Your Health

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It’s a New Year! Even if you managed to sleep through the beginning of it (I stayed awake until 9pm, okay?) the world around you will bombard you with expectations. Everything from my email ...

2019 Health And Wellness Trends

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Milk. It does a body good. It definitely does a baby good. Or does it? Milk is a hotly debated commodity. I stopped liking it as a child and in the 80s, this was a startling decision for my ...

Can You Feed A Toddler Plant Milk?

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There was a time when people did not care about their gut health. In fact, it was considered rude to talk about one’s gut. I am sure the etiquette experts of yesteryear would insist that polite ...

Probiotics, Prebiotics And Your Gut: Not As Simple As You Think

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The thing most of us love about babies is that they are unencumbered. They eat when they are hungry, even though many adults eat when they are emotional. Babies cry when they are sad, even though ...

Your Baby's Sensitive Skin

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To say that the heart of a woman and a man are different is hardly surprising. I was confronted with this reality soon after my partner and I had a baby. Our baby cried a lot in the beginning, as ...

Can There Be His And Hers Heart Health Care?

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It used to be that you went to a coffee shop to drink, well, coffee. Now golden milk lattes rule the roost and turmeric is everywhere. This used to be one of the spices in my pantry that got ...

The Lowdown on Turmeric - What To Know About This Trendy Spice

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The first time I stocked up on face sheet masks, I was in Seoul, South Korea. I spent an afternoon with a latte, people watching and marveling at the fashion. I also couldn’t help but notice that ...

The Toxic Ingredients In Sheet Masks

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When I herniated a disc, I had pretty much every bit of advice thrown at me. From special pillows to meditation, I got used to nodding and thanking people for their good intentions (even if the ...

Would You Buy Beauty Products With Hemp and CBD?

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Back in the day, I drank alcohol, ate sugary snacks, got little sleep, and I still had amazing skin. Oh, to be 20 again. Now I don’t exactly sleep well (blame the baby), but the other ...

Hyperpigmentation and Light Exposure

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I had been a vegetarian for years by the time I got pregnant. Although I had some serious morning sickness for a few months, I was able to keep my diet pretty similar to what it was before. I ate ...

How To Have A Healthy Plant-Based Pregnancy

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If you have ever seen the show Scandal, you have known that the title character Olivia Pope had a great deal of stress. How she dealt with that stress certainly wasn’t novel: a giant glass of nice ...

There Is No Amount Of Safe Drinking, Study Says

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Lately every time I log into Facebook I am reminded of climate change. What a far way the website has come in the 12 years I have been using it. Originally Facebook was my way to communicate ...

The Truth About Climate Change (And What To Start Doing Now)

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I am a woman who was lucky enough to grow up with a father who made me believe that I am just as valuable and just as intelligent as any man. When I was little, I thought that there was very ...

The Healthcare Bias In America

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Almost everyone has an experience of the most pain they have ever felt. It becomes a part of our narrative. Some people will even try to measure immeasurable pain, declaring for example, that ...

Why Do People Experience Pain Differently?

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When you bring your baby home for the first time, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. I, for one, had no clue what a Wubanub or a Comotomo were, and months later wondered how I could parent ...

Taking Care Of Your Baby's Skin

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There were generations of people who ate the same thing for breakfast every day. They just got on with their lives without even a single snap of what they ate that day. The times, they have a ...

The Mermaid Food Trend (And How To Get On It)