Articles in the category Health

Food and Mental Health [Infographic]

Earlier this month, I wrote about food to avoid when depressed. To recap, you should avoid processed food, caffeine, soy, trans fat, refined sugar, and artificial sweeteners. That post is by no means an exhaustive list of food to avoid if you know that you have depression, but it’s a good place to start. Today, […]

Food to Avoid If You Have Depression

There is the old saying that “you are what you eat”, and it studies have shown that the food we eat may have effects on our mental state as well. If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, you may already be seeing a therapist. You may be taking medication to deal with chemical imbalances in […]

Celebrate ‘Loosen Up, Lighten Up’ Day by Getting into Shape

November 14th is ‘Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day’, and people around the world will mark the occasion by taking the time to relax and take things easy. Modern life puts a huge strain on us, as the needs of family and work life stretch us to breaking point. Stress, anxiety and a lack of time […]

Does Yoga Make You Lose Weight?

The founders of the ancient practice of yoga probably didn’t think just how far its reach would become. Today, yoga is practiced all over the world, although its popularity in the U.S. has skyrocketed only recently, with 21 million Americans saying they’ve tried yoga in the past year. Yoga has become an industry – and […]

What Is Holistic Detox And How Can It Cleanse Your Body Naturally

Detoxification is a form of body cleansing that has become a requirement for most people, especially those who are concerned about their health. The body is assaulted daily by a multitude of toxins from various sources. Getting rid of these poisonous substances will improve one’s physical and mental well-being. But the glut of information about […]

5 Spiritual Tools for Addiction Recovery

Nurturing a spiritual practice is a time-honored way for recovering addicts to stay strong in their recovery. It’s the foundation of many recovery paths, including the 12-Step program. Maintaining a spiritual practice doesn’t have to mean adhering to a religion. A spiritual practice can be any practice that promotes inner peace and helps a person […]

6 Relaxing Hobbies That Will Relieve Stress

Are you living a life of stress? Does it seem that stress is all you can feel day in, day out? Then you need to examine your lifestyle. Perhaps your work is taking over your life. Perhaps you have issues about taking on the burden of everyone around you – even if you don’t have […]

13 Effective Headache Remedies at Work

Having a headache is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone, especially if it’s a bad one. Depending on the degree of the headache, your routine – whether at home or at work – can be hampered, or you can totally not do anything. When at the office, having a headache is even […]

5 Healthy Herbs And Spices To Include In Your Diet

With the thousands of plants growing on our lands, each with its own medicinal and health benefits, it becomes confusing which of these healthy herbs and spices you ought to include in your diet. The dilemma is understandable since it is only in the last few decades that the western world has accepted what advocates […]

How to Wake Up and Keep Going: Have the Right Early Morning Drink

Some people wake up naturally early and feeling good about it. Some simply just find it a daily struggle to get out of bed. And then there is the problem of actually waking up with the cobwebs in your head all cleaned up; not to mention the fact that you need energy to keep yourself […]