5 Amazing Uses for Chickpeas

Chickpeas are good for so much more than just hummus! These little legumes are super high in fibre and protein, they keep you feeling fuller longer and can help lower LDL cholesterol. In addition to being the powerhouse behind our Vitamin K2, here’s 5 ways chickpeas can make your life even more awesome. ...

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Veganism, Athletes & Aesthetics

Recently I made a massive life change. I went from a diet consisting of chicken, eggs, turkey, fish, and beef to a vegan diet. “Hey Ally, aren’t you worried about your sporting performance?” Hmm, good point random voice. I was. So I did some digging, researching, and reading. What did I find? Well have a... ...

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How Sitting Is Destroying Your Health

You have probably heard it before, but yes, sitting all day is bad for your health. As a matter of fact, there is a growing consensus that prolonged sitting is, “the new smoking”. Many of us are spending more than equal parts of our days sitting down or lounging — an average of nine hours a...

Gratitude is Good For Your Heart

A study out of the University of California found that practicing gratitude for the things you are thankful for in life can result in improved mental and physical health. The study focused on a group of men and women with asymptomatic heart failure, and found that those who practiced gratitude were rewarded with ...

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13 Natural Ways to Relieve PMS

It’s wonderful being a woman, but when PMS and menstrual cramps show their face and you want to crawl into a little ball under your blankets, you forget about all your Wonder Woman powers. PMS, which stands for Premenstrual Syndrome, is a set of symptoms that start in the second half of the cycle, and...

Meditation in the Workplace

By now most of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but so many people still see it as a “hippy” activity. The team here at Nested Naturals is shifting that perspective and encouraging others to meditate in the workplace in 2017! As a nutraceutical company, our team is passionate about walking the ...

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8 Misconceptions about Yoga

True, false or somewhere in between? Evgenia is tackling the top 8 misconceptions about yoga. “You must be flexible to do yoga.” This is the one I hear most often. It is also very untrue. You go to yoga so you become more flexible, and in time you will. It is true that some people are...

Why Your Body Needs Magnesium

Straight up: Magnesium is amazing. It helps to calm nerves, relaxes the body to help you sleep, keeps your bones strong, enhances your metabolism and so much more. There is however something that sets Nested Naturals magnesium supplement apart from the rest; it contains the amino acid glycine – which means the ...

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5 Things a Health Coach Can Teach You

Health coaching can be one of the most important program components of any wellness, support group, or integrative medicine program as it is the key to empowering patients to take greater responsibility for their lives and health. A Health Coach teaches much more than what to eat in order to achieve good health. ...

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How Reading Improves Our Health

Someone once said, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body,” and they weren’t lying. It’s undeniable to avid readers that escaping to another world and taking on new imaginative adventures is one of the greatest getaways, and without even taking a look at the research, ...

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Recovering From Injury

Evgenia is our world travelling, pilates loving, health and wellness guru living in beautiful Crete, Greece. This week she is exploring the art of patience when recovering from sports related injury.  Some years ago I sprained my ankle. I was in dance class, in pointe shoes to be exact, and there was one jump in...

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The Secret Behind Gelatin

As a kid, I grew up on blue Jell-O, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, and eating Starbursts. I always snuck an Altoid from the tin my mother left in the car and begged for a bag of gummy bears during each grocery store visit. But it wasn’t until I became an adult and made...

Best of Wellness in 2016

We’ve dug through our archives and found all your favourite blog posts from 2016. These were the ones that you and your fellow health and wellness seekers read, tweeted, liked & shared the most! – What Does Magnesium Do? – Eating for your Nutrition Type – 8 Changes You’ll See After ...

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What’s Your Headache Telling You?

We’ve all experienced the pain from a headache, but not all headaches are created equal. Your headache may signal more than the obvious. It could be that your body is trying to tell you something important about your health! The most common contributors to headaches include inflammation and/or infection, ...

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