Grounding – The DIY Approach

By Slavik Grounding, or as some call in earthing, is a process of connecting one’s body to earth so that electrons can freely flow. I admit, I am a fan of grounding. The first time I heard about it, it made sense. Over the years, I got myself a grounded mouse pad and I sleep on a grounded sheet. To be honest, I did not experience any miracle change, but I like to stack the odds in my favour. To increase my grounded time I made this DIY shoes project. Our bodies are of a bio-electrical design. The exchange of information as well as nutrients are facilitated via electrical highway.… Read More

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10 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Walk Everyday

By Arjun Walia The human experience has become extremely sedentary, the average human lifestyle in the western world has been linked to multiple diseases and is one of the main causes of why disease rates continue to climb, among many other factors that surround all aspects of human life, like big food, for example. With technology in place and jobs that require tremendous amounts of sitting, there is no doubt that it’s having a detrimental effect on our lives. That being said, the world is clearly becoming way more health conscious. It’s like we needed this experience of unhealthy food, the corporate take-over of everything, and our motionless lifestyle to knock us… Read More

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Better Than Big Pharma: 5 Herbs You Can’t Do Without

Editor’s Note: Although I would vouch for the “herbs” listed here, I cannot say anything regarding the specific brands promoted other than that they seem good. By Jill Richardson Sometimes herbs can deliver up healing powers that pharmaceutical companies can only dream about. Can’t sleep? Try lemon balm. Suffer from anxiety? Lemon balm. Want to boost your immune system? Lemon balm. Cold sore? Lemon balm. And this lemon-scented mint relative is also antiviral, good for fevers, and great for indigestion, gas, and bloating. Find it surprising that one plant can do so much? Herbs are not always as multipurpose as lemon balm – not to mention delicious, safe, and effective –… Read More

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Forest Therapy: How Spending Time In The Woods Can Heal Your Mind, Body & Soul

By Alanna Ketler It may or may not come as a surprise to you, but simply spending time in a forest can actually be a key to alleviating a wide array of mental, physical, and emotional ailments. In fact, the absence of nature in your life could very well be a cause for some of your suffering and getting back to our roots could be the cure you’ve been looking for. Forest Therapy is an emerging trend that is helping many people return to their natural, more aligned state. I recently completed a 2-day hike along the Juan de Fuca trail on beautiful Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.… Read More

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11 Ways Magnesium Helps Your Mind and Body

By Joe Martino Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function. It also plays a key role in keeping a healthy immune system, maintaining heart rhythm, and building strong bones. (Don’t rely on milk for strong bones, find out why here.) Magnesium is also a key ingredient in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. If one were to have a magnesium deficiency, they might experience muscle spasms, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, migraines, osteoporosis, and cerebral infarction. So if any of these symptoms are showing up within your body, it might be worth having a look at… Read More

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Why You Should End a Shower with Cold Water

By Joe Martino There’s nothing like a warm shower when we want to relax or even warm up on a cold winter day. The idea of subjecting ourselves to cold showers can actually seem crazy at times given how luxurious it has become to enjoy hot showers. But the truth is a cold shower can provide a lot of benefits that you may want to consider. I’ve had many cold showers in my day, almost all by choice. It all started when I was a kid and felt that the cold had a potential to heal certain things. Although I lived in Toronto, Canada, and we had cold winters, I… Read More

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