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1. Make a healthy chia seed energy gel. Find the recipe here.

2. Simple Mexican style “chia fresca”. Simple mix of chia gel, water and lime juice. Add a touch of raw honey for sweetness.

3. Use 1 tbs of chia seeds to 1/4 cup of water to make the perfect gel consistency for egg replacement in baked goods.

4. Use to naturally thicken soups and sauces.

5. Use as a binder in meatloaf/meatballs instead of eggs or breadcrumbs. → Read more

Maybe it’s all the weekends away or the hot sticky weather, but there’s something about summer that makes it tough to stick to a consistent workout schedule.

Though skipping a few gym sessions won’t totally derail your weight loss efforts, going just two weeks without breaking a sweat can, recent Danish research indicates. → Read more

We all think of fruits and vegetables as being great for promoting wellness, but most of us don’t immediately consider herbs and spices when we imagine the foods we should be consuming for ideal health. The reality is that herbs and spices are jam-packed with health-promoting chemicals, and they have more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables. Here are five herbs and spices that are especially great for fending off disease. → Read more

7 Health Benefits of Deep Relaxation

The next time you tune out and switch off and let yourself melt, remind yourself of all the good work the relaxation effect is doing on your body. These are just some of the scientifically proven benefits…

1. INCREASED IMMUNITY

Relaxation appears to boost immunity in recovering cancer patients. A study at the Ohio State University found that progressive muscular relaxation, when practised daily, reduced the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In another study at Ohio State, a month of relaxation exercises boosted natural killer cells in the elderly, giving them a greater resistance to tumours and to viruses. → Read more

Maybe you’ve started off on a new health or dietary approach by making a list of all the foods and beverages that you are going to avoid. This approach is not very effective in the long term for a number of important reasons: → Read more

We know they’re good for us, but some days it can be harder than others to get our greens in! We’ve come up with 10 easy ways for you to add more greens to your day so you can benefit from all of their cleansing, alkalizing properties even when life gets crazy! → Read more

One of my favorite botanical substances is Carbon, also known as Activated Charcoal.

Carbon, or it’s more common name, Activated Charcoal has been around for thousands of years. It was even used by Hippocrates and Pliny in their day.

Activated Charcoal, derives it’s name from the process of taking the charcoal which results from the activity of controlled charring of the starting material (usually Willow Bark, aka Salix alba), and subjecting it to an oxidizing gas, i.e. air or steam, at elevated temperatures (which enhances the absorptive power of the charcoal by developing an extensive internal network of fine pores in the material). → Read more

Close your eyes and picture long rows of purple lavender with pale green stems stretching for miles on the French countryside. Now imagine breathing in that fragrant air. Are you feeling calmer already? The simple truth is that breathing in the scent of lavender can make you feel more relaxed, even drowsy. → Read more

If you’ve ever said something to the effect of “I can’t imagine life without my smartphone,” have we got a challenge for you.

A digital detox is a simple, free and healthy way to reconnect with your loved ones, your physical surroundings and yourself. Not to mention the benefits from this time spent unplugged range from rediscovering balance to improving your sleep to reducing feelings ofanxiety and depression. Basically, you’ve been missing out on something truly amazing, and that should end now. → Read more

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