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Let’s Talk About Sleep

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All of us know we should get 7-9hours of sleep every night, yet, majority of us don’t reach that goal. And if we do, we might not be fully refreshed. This could be due to hormone imbalances or stress, such as pulling an all-nighter to cram for a test/paper. These lead to continuous release of…

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Summer Skin Protection

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There are 2 types of sunscreen: non-mineral which are made from chemical formulas and mineral sunscreen which are made from zinc oxide and titanium dioxide formulas. The latter are less toxic. Environmental Working Group found 67% of sunscreens didn’t work and many, due to their chemical composition, may disrupt endocrine hormones and even mimic other hormones.…

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Hydration in The Summer

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With all the traveling and walking around in this summer heat, one needs to be hydrated. Drinking 1/3 to ½ your body weight in ounces is the key to hydration, however, many only drink an ounce of water per day. Severe dehydration has serious health consequences, but even mild dehydration may cause damage. Dehydration is…

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Tips to Improve Digestion

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During this fast paced day and age, one is always eating on the run and scoffing down food. This leads to improper digestion, decrease in absorption of nutrients, and health concerns such as constipation, bloating, headaches, acne, malnutrition and the list goes on. The following are tips to help you improve digestion. Ways to improve…

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Basil Seeds Benefits & Recipes

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Basil Seeds (Ocimum basilicum) – native to Asia and the Mediterranean regions. Other common names – sabja, tukmaria, falooda Basil seeds are cousins to Chia Seeds. Basil seeds are black, tiny and round. Whereas, Chia seeds are little bit larger and more oval in shape and can be in a variety of colors. Chia seeds…

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Fasting: Types & Benefits

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Fasting is used to lose weight, treat & identify medical conditions, cleanse and detoxify the body and has historically been practiced by various religions. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, majority of Muslims all over the world fast during the daylight hours. Fasting is a means of taqwa, guarding oneself from evil, and encompasses moral…

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Lavender

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  Some info about lavender 👇🏼 🔹Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice found lavender to decrease anxiety and emotional stress 🔹Study conducted in 2014 found lavender to be protective against diabetic symptoms such as weight gain and blood sugar dysregulation 🔹In 2012, Swiss journal Molecules, found lavender to improve brain function via it’s antioxidant content 🔹Lavender oil has sedating effects and helps to improve sleep and insomnia . Other…

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Seasonal Allergies

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Relief from Seasonal Allergies Recommendations (Note: These are recommendations, and should not all be taken together unless guided by a professional. Make a consultation with your Naturopathic Doctor to obtain the best plan to assess your seasonal allergies) Environmental allergens cause an abnormal immune response resulting in seasonal allergies. Common allergens include animal dander, pollen,…

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Matcha Green Tea

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Matcha Green Tea is that just one bowl provides over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food – the highest rated by the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method Green tea contains a specific set of organic compounds known as catechins. Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. Has been used…

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Pomegranates

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🔹Pomegranates have powerful antioxidants, three times more than red wine and green tea. These help to reduce inflammation and protect cells from damage 🔹the seeds of pomegranates have been used as a natural aphrodisiac 🔹Has been researched to treat high blood pressure and improve heart health – published studies by Phytotherapy Research, Clinical Nutrition, and ARYA Atherosclerosis 🔹…

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