Category Archives: health

TRY THIS 5-MINUTE MORNING SHOWER MEDITATION

Multi-tasking meditation time with your usual morning madness routine certainly seems like a grand violation of the highest Zen order. On the other hand, it may very well be the perfect opportunity to practice meditation in its truest, most organic form. Meditation, at its core, is the act of bringing mindfulness to the mundane, of creating an oasis of calm… Read More

Mini Meditation at Work

Overwhelmed at work, can’t focus or frustrated with a certain task? Take a 5 minute Office Mediation to help reconnect the mind, body and soul. Taking 5 minutes to reconnect with yourself can help to improve creativity and concentration. When we are struggling to find an answer, or stuck on a problem, taking 5 minutes to meditate allows our mind… Read More

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier

Who doesn’t want to experience more happiness in their lives? Ironically, science has shown that the very things most people believe will bring them more happiness, and spend so much time striving towards – more money, higher ranking careers, more possessions, etc. – don’t lead to the happiness jackpot after all.  Psychology research has shown that the more-you-have-the-more-you-want adage is… Read More

10 Ways Meditation Helps Busy People

A lot of people say that the hardest part of meditation is finding the time to do it. When each day feels like it’s constantly spinning with to-do’s, must-do’s, will-do’s and should-have-already-been-done’s, it’s very difficult to justify taking a few minutes out of your day to just sit. And do absolutely. Nothing. However, this ancient practice is getting a lot… Read More

The Other Problem that Comes with Weight Gain

While it’s certainly not always the case for everyone, weight gain and constipation are often two chronic issues that are experienced together for a lot of people. And while they’re often treated as two different problems that need to be tackled separately, they are often symptoms of the exact same underlying problem, getting in the way of your health, daily… Read More

7 Incredible Ways Garlic Transforms Your Body

Garlic, the bashfully beloved bulb that so many of us have a love-hate relationship with. Irresistibly drawn to the “stinking rose”, we indulge in its pungent pleasures in almost every type of cuisine around the world, only to be shamed afterwards into breathing shallowly down-wind. Down with garlic shaming. Evaluated in over 5,500 peer-reviewed scientific studies for its effects on… Read More

Liquids & Weight Loss: Controversy Finally Put to Rest

A famous Y2K study created quite a stir when it suggested that drink calories may have a higher chance of contributing to weight gain than calories from solid foods. The researchers added 28 spoons of sugar to the daily diets of two groups of participants for one month, spooning it out in the form of jelly beans for one group… Read More

Can Your Gut Bacteria Make You Eat Ice Cream

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? WHO STOLE THE COOKIES FROM THE COOKIE JAR? Not Me. Yes You. Couldn’t be. Than Who? Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar…no seriously, they inhabited my body, took over my brain and forced me to do it… Lame “invasion of… Read More

5 Reasons You’re Addicted to Salty Snacks

Why does the house always win at the “betchya can’t eat just one” betting table? Because they’re banking on you being part of the human race. So you keep losing all your chips down your face hole in every hand full. Darn it. Humans are hard-wired to love salt, a craving that hails back to ancient times when salt was… Read More

How Eating 3 X More Food Led to Healthy Weight Loss

Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrangham theorized that our ancient hunter-gatherer ancestors may have been eating about 12 pounds of food each and every day! What would likely happen to us, in today’s times, if we each ate 12 pounds of food every day? Weight gain, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer. So what gives? Why can’t we get away with it anymore?… Read More