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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Signs Your Liver Is Struggling

The liver is one of the largest organs in the human body, and also one of the most important. Did you know: If a person’s liver were to shut down, they would likely die within a day. That’s how vital the liver is – and yet, it’s also one of the least thought about organs...

Speaking Up About Men’s Health

Happy November! It’s the time of year where an entire month is devoted to raising awareness on the issue of men’s health. Founded in Australia by two good friends back in 2004, Movember is an annual charity event that takes place across the month of November – where men grow a moustache to raise funds......

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Cooking With Cinnamon

Welcome to the second instalment of Lee’s Kitchen Spice Series! If you missed part 1 on Rosemary, check it out here. Cinnamon is a spice near and dear to us here at Nested Naturals since we launched our Ceylon Cinnamon supplement. Cinnamon comes from the bark of a tropical evergreen tree that is in the... ...

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How to Actually Achieve Work/Life Balance

Juggling work and life doesn’t have to be a balancing act where you have to choose one over the other in order to accomplish your goals. If you find yourself struggling to maintain a healthy work/life balance, here are some helpful hints to achieve it. Show Up Early “Woah! I thought this article was about... ...

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Breakfast for Busy People

Clean brain food meets the holy grail of plant-based goodness in our tried and true breakfast smoothie! One scoop of MCT Oil Powder in our breakfast smoothie helps us get us through the entire morning with the brainpower we need to do great things. Couple that with a scoop of Super Greens and supercharge your ...

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Rosemary for Digestion

We mostly think of kitchen spices as things that add flavour to our food and don’t realize how much they can be adding to our health. Processed food tends to be lacking in herbs and spices, and relies more on sugar and salt for flavour. One of the main reasons herbs are worth adding to...

Workplace Wellness: How to Rock Your Next Interview

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Your resume is probably not going to get you a job. Neither is your cover letter, LinkedIn profile, or the network of people you know. Unless your Uncle Brian is hiring at his big fancy firm and doesn’t care about that thing called “nepotism”. These...

Here’s Why You Need Probiotics in a Greens Powder

Most people usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. However, while some bacteria are bad and bring harm to our bodies, there are good bacteria too, which do the opposite. Our bodies actually contain a lot more bacteria than we realize. Fun fact: Most people have anywhere between 500-2000 ...

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