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Simple Ways to PRIORITIZE SELF-CARE

10/08/2022

We too easily get caught up in the everyday hustle and can forget that we need to pause and take time to be good to ourselves. This can be anything from giving longer hugs to waking up 20 minutes earlier, whatever floats your self-care boat and helps to boost your mood for the better. Below, we’re sharing 15 ways you can prioritize your self-care without spending a fortune. Let the good vibes roll, and let us know which resonated with you the most and how you…

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6 Common Toxic Chemicals—and How to Avoid Them

09/08/2022

You’re exposed to hormone-disrupting chemicals every day, just about everywhere. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can interfere with the normal function of our delicate hormone system and play endless tricks on our body. These chemicals can increase the production of certain hormones and decrease the production of others. Some endocrine disruptors imitate hormones or turn one hormone into another and interfere with their signaling. Studies have linked these chemicals to cancer, lowered sperm count, lowered IQ, thyroid disease, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Given that our hormones are…

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Daily Habits for Healthy Blood Sugar

08/08/2022

A quick bio lesson: Your body needs energy to maintain normal function. You get that energy from food, which your body breaks down into smaller parts and can either absorb and use or excrete. When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into glucose, a simple sugar that’s your body’s primary source of fuel. Glucose travels through the body in your bloodstream, and it’s taken up by cells—in the muscles, the brain, nearly everywhere—to be converted into energy that…

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Can You Change the SMELL OF YOUR BO?

04/08/2022

Anyone who has ever woken up to armpits that randomly smell like an old Subway sandwich, and/or Googled “can you change the smell of your BO?”, welcome! Today, fellow smelly people, we’re investigating the common causes of BO, and what to do about them. To sniff out the answers, we turned to Ruvini Wijetilaka, MD, of Parsley Health. “First, just some background info about sweat glands,” Dr. Wijetilaka says. “There are two major types: apocrine glands and eccrine glands.” Most of our…

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Can drinking green tea actually raise your metabolism?

02/08/2022

Hailed for millennia for its health-boosting properties, drinking green tea for weight loss is one of those long-standing health food claims that rears its head every few years. According to legend, the brew was first discovered by the mythological Emperor Shennong in China in 2737 BC. Today, it’s a firm favourite of the Hollywood elite. Jennifer Lopez has it before performances, Gwyneth Paltrow has said she won’t leave the house without a cup, and Jennifer Aniston drinks it throughout the day. Surprisingly…

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Are you GASLIGHTING YOURSELF?

01/08/2022

Gaslighting feels terrible. If a friend or loved one has ever made you question your sense of reality by downplaying or manipulating a situation, it’s absolutely awful. You feel unseen, unheard, and start to believe that you’re crazy, despite your best instincts, understanding, and personal experience. What’s even more dangerous? Doing it to yourself. Leaning into your feelings and emotions isn’t easy, but being honest with yourself is a crucial start to understanding boundaries, self-love, and setting yourself up for growth. Taking…

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Why We Should Be Detoxing OUR LIVER FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

01/08/2022

Our livers’ number one job is to help us detox. While the liver works hard at this crucial task, we don’t make it easy. Cocktails, long sedentary work days, snacking, poor sleep, poor circulation, and not consuming enough herbs or high-vibe foods to keep everything in motion can make this role a taxing one, so we need to help our major detox organ with a little jumpstart. Enter Traditional Chinese Medicine. In TCM, the liver is known to be responsible for not just metabolizing…

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Why FINANCIAL LITERACY Is So Important for Women

30/07/2022

Let’s go girls! As we’ve talked about before, women encounter patronizing “tips” and stereotypes constantly when it comes to finances and money. This breeds confusion and shame and sends the message that finances are a masculine concern. Which is bullshit. Normalizing conversations about money and educating ourselves about finance is so important for women. Financial literacy is being able to understand and use personal finance tools and fundamentals to build a healthy relationship with money. Without financial literacy, we become stuck…

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Glucose: 5 SIMPLE HACKS TO CURB CRAVINGS

29/07/2022

Weight gain is so much more than calories in = fat. This is why operating in a severe caloric deficit is so dangerous—we are actually destroying our bodies’ natural metabolic functions and confusing the hell out of ourselves. Knowing about our glucose, aka blood sugar levels, gives us newfound control over how and when we eat, and how to curb wild cravings and stay on track.We talked to none other than Jessie Inchauspé, aka Glucose Goddess, biochemist, and author of Glucose Revolution, to share…

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Top 10 ANTI-AGING FOODS

26/07/2022

A prolific poet once said, “The years start coming and they don’t stop coming.” Simple. Elegant. Wise. Aging is inevitable, but it is also a privilege. Given that many parts of modern life speed up the signs of aging, we’re just over here trying to do all we can to age gracefully and in good health. One of the best places to start: what we eat. In that vein, we put together this list of top anti-aging foods. We may…

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