Is Fish Oil Sustainable?

So, what exactly is the deal with fish oil? Commonly marketed under the moniker “Omega-3 fatty acids”, fish oil is currently one of the trendiest supplements out there. It’s the third-largest supplement sold in the US, and has become a $34 billion-a-year global industry. People use fish oil to help with everything from ...

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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Nutmeg

This week’s spice, nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), is one you may have had a lot this past month in your eggnog and pies. Interestingly, the spice called mace comes from the same tree as nutmeg, but rather than the seed it is from the reddish weblike covering of the seed. Mace is similar to nutmeg in...

Beginner’s Guide to Wellness

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “wellness”? Yoga? Meditation? Vegan diets and green smoothies and all that holistic health-related jazz? We know – there are a lot of differing ideas about what wellness actually means. Let’s try and define it a little more clearly: ...

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Health Benefits of Black Pepper

For this instalment of the Kitchen Spice Series, we’re talking about a spice that many people use but might not realize the benefits of. Black pepper! With its pungent smell and taste, black pepper is sometimes called the “King of Spices”. It is the most popular spice, and accounts for 1/5 of spice trade...

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Benefits of Eating More Vegetables

Vegetables are amazing. They’re low in calories, high in fiber, and simply packed with almost all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. You can eat them raw in a salad, or cook them in a variety of different ways to make them taste incredible. And best of all, they come with a...

What Does a B-Vitamin Deficiency Feel Like?

B-vitamins tend to remind me of a family, or a group of siblings. They may have similar names, but they’re all very different from each other and play important roles in many different systems in the body. Here’s everything you need to know about B-vitamins. What are B-complex vitamins? Vitamin B-complex is ...

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The Calming Benefits of Sage

This herb is a popular one this time of year as it gets used to make stuffing, but most of us don’t use sage very often. Sage, or Salvia officinalis, is derived from the Latin word, salvere, which means “to be saved”. The name gives away how powerful and useful this herbs is! All About...

How to Stay Focused At Work

Recently I’ve been struggling with staying focused. Maybe it’s the recent change of weather, the lack of daylight hours, or the many exciting things happening around this time of year. Occasionally Often, it’s my cat. I’m not much of a procrastinator, but I do struggle with remaining on task and sometimes...

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Natural Ways to Control Your Blood Sugar

According to a new report from the CDC, more than 100 million US adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes… and the majority don’t even realize it. Compared to previous years, the numbers do show that there has been a decrease in those with prediabetes – but the numbers are all still extremely ...

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