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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00

5 Foods For Healthy Nails

Written by Administrator
What we put in our body influences a wide range of factors from our mental health (by reducing depression), to our physical health (such as improving our immune system and lowering our blood pressure). However, our nutritional habits also play a central role in the health of even the smallest details on our body such as our nails. Here is a list of five common and not so common foods to incorporate into your diet. Eggs: Our nails are actually made up of a protein called keratin. Eggs are a…
Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Lentil Burgers With Lemon-Basil Mayonnaise

Written by Emily S.
Burger night is not typically celebrated as a healthy dinner option, but these lentil burgers give it a whole new meaning. Lentils are easy to cook and their nutty flavor makes it a delicious ground beef substitute. Lentils are loaded with nutrients that support physical and mental health. They are high in fiber and help regulate our blood sugar levels; when our blood sugar is well regulated our mood is more stabilized and symptoms of depression and anxiety are reduced. So this Labor Day weekend, switch out a few unhealthy…
Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Writing Your Autobiography

Written by Emily S.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson Because we see ourselves every day, small changes such as weight loss or aging can seem insignificant and even go unnoticed. For example, I am sure many of us look back at old photos and see those slight changes in our facial features, body shape and hair styles that we never once noticed along the way. Of course we have grown and evolved from where we were years ago,…
Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:00

4 Garden Super Foods To Enjoy Late Summer

Written by Emily S.
By now, most gardens have been in full swing producing hoards of vegetables and berries, supplying us with fresh salads, healthy sides and nutritious snacks. Although most of the growing season is focused in early spring, late August and early September bring many opportunities to retreat to the serenity of your garden. These vegetables only take a month to mature and if planted between late August to mid September, will be ready for the fall harvest: Radishes: Radishes are packed with fiber, vitamin C, folate and magnesium, which makes for…
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00

Vitamin E

Written by Charity C.
What is vitamin E and what does it do? Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin essential to the human body. “Vitamin E” is actually a blanket term that includes eight different forms of the nutrient. The most studied is the alpha-tocopherol form, which seems to be the most utilized and beneficial form for the body, although scientists are curious about the health benefits of the other forms as well. Vitamin E’s main function in the body is cellular function and protection. Vitamin E functions as an antioxidant, protecting cells from…
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00

Extreme Self-Care: 4 Ways to Re-use Coffee Grounds

Written by Emily S.
August is National Coffee Month! Roughly 83 percent of Americans take pleasure in the warm aroma and bold flavor of a cup of coffee. Even if you are one of the minority of non-coffee drinkers, you can still celebrate the remaining days of National Coffee Month and nurture your emotional and mental health by adding it to your self-care routine! Hair: The texture of coffee grinds can improve your hair’s shine and remove build-up from months and even years of product buildup. This works best for dark hair, as coffee…
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

4 Reasons To Give A Compliment

Written by Emily S.
Think of a time where you received a compliment from someone completely unwarranted and unexpected. It probably ignited a spark of happiness inside of you and boosted your confidence for the day. It may have even completely turned a gloomy day around. Compliments are little gems in a world that can seem so preoccupied. Not only does receiving a compliment boost your mood, but a kind word can have positive influence on the giver as well. Here are 4 reasons to share words of admiration with someone today: Compliments establish…
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