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How to Not Be Such a PERFECTIONIST

20/09/2021

I grew up believing “nothing would feel as good as perfect feels.” I thought being “perfect” was the obvious solution to my insecurities. If I looked more perfect, boys would fancy me. If my work was perfect, I’d have more money and feel safe. If I was a perfect friend, I would always belong and feel loved. Being perfect was therefore the only thing I needed to concentrate on, it was the answer to everything. I dreamed about the day…

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The Pros and Cons of INTERMITTENT FASTING

18/09/2021

Because of intermittent fasting’s success, its rise to fame in the past few years has been something notable. We’re fans of this eating rhythm and utilize it whenever it makes sense. However, it’s important to understand it not just in basic terms, but in terms of our personal health and bio-individuality. We spoke with Dr. Taz Bhatia, integrative wellness expert and host of the Super Woman Wellness podcast, to fortify our knowledge and theories on the subject. “The idea behind intermittent fasting is simple:…

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Does Gluten Make Me Gain Weight?

17/09/2021

To answer all of our gluten and diet-related questions, we spoke with someone very much up for the task when it comes to breaking down this topic. Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef, nutrition specialist, and author of the national bestseller This is Your Brain on Food. She intimately understands the nuances of food and the effects it can have on us. Ahead, she elaborates on all of our inquiries and more.   Does gluten make you gain weight…

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The Health Benefits of Eustress

16/09/2021

Fun fact: there are two different types of stress. Distress and eustress. Most of us, when thinking about stress, are often referring to distress which, according to Google, is “extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.” Eustress, on the other hand, can be defined as a moderate or normal psychological stressor that is interpreted as being beneficial for the person experiencing it. Examples of positive stress can be having a baby (someone to care for other than yourself), buying a house (now having…

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PREVENT EARLY AGING: Your Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients Guide

15/09/2021

Inflammation isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, it’s our immune system’s attempt to alert the rest of the body of a potential substance or invader that could harm it, and then a trojan horse of white blood cells deploy to protect it. Think: pathogens, damaged cells, and toxic compounds. Inflammation is a signal that something is wrong and we need to heal, stat. However, in modern society, inflammation is rampant. We suffer inflammation coming from every angle—internally and externally, from pollution,…

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Targeted Wellness: DIFFERENT HERBS for Different Needs

14/09/2021

There are a billion different herbs and supplements out there. Influencers and professional marketing teams have a way of making us feel like we need it all, all the time, every day. The truth is, our bio-individuality is this beautiful thing that keeps us attuned to our personal needs. When we take the time to align with our physical truths—that is, to be mindfully and bodily aware—we know where and when we are lacking and what areas need support. Maybe our PMS has been…

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The Top WRINKLE-FIGHTING FOODS

13/09/2021

When we think of nutrition, we tend to default to a body-centric notion. We think of being slim, burning fat, which foods are best for proper digestion, etc. And that’s great—there is nothing wrong with wanting to stay in shape, and excellent digestion is the baseline for health. But intentional eating can also be targeted. Most nutritionally dense foods will not be good for only one thing. Superfoods are powerful allies for many of our body’s functions, but when we consider them for…

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The Healthiest Snacks to SATISFY LATE-NIGHT CRAVINGS

11/09/2021

Some days, the idea of a nibble post-sup does nothing for us at all. Maybe we ate dinner later than usual, or we’re at a point in our cycle where we are simply satisfied. We have an appreciation for those days. Other times, we’re harder to satisfy. We absolutely need (not want, need) a sweet bite after dinner, and later before we’re drifting off, we get that insatiable hankering for more snacks. How do we fight the craving for late-night munchies? Do we…

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IS A CAFFEINE DETOX Right for You?

08/09/2021

There is a lot of talk of detox in the wellness world, and a lot of that begs the question, “Is that necessary?” Don’t our bodies do detoxing for us, like, it’s their job? Well, yes and no. Our bodies do work hard doing a ton of detoxification—our livers, kidneys, bladders, digestive system, skin, etc., are all working all the time to rid toxins from our bodies as they enter through environmental and voluntary input. The issue now becomes the input—it’s a…

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5-MINUTE HABITS That Lead to A Happier Life

07/09/2021

Happiness is subjective. Everyone defines what it means to lead a rewarding life differently. There are certain acts that you can incorporate into your daily life that are universal as far as increasing your level of happiness. We compiled a list of five-minute-and-under habits that will help you live your best life. Morning to-dos Make your bed We know you’ve heard this more than once, but making your bed in the morning gives you a sense of accomplishment at the start of…

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