Deeper than skin deep: life lessons learned from psoriasis

My skin prickles and itches as if mosquitos are crawling over my entire body. I try not to scratch and break the crimson spots and lesions that grow larger and spread further with each dreaded morning. As I inhale deeply,…

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5 Health Food Fads That Aren’t Healthy

It’s hard not to have some regrets when you look back on life (*cough* your 20s). I’m an optimistic person and like to think that every decision I’ve made needed to happen to place me in this beautiful moment, sipping…

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The Best Ways to Combat Extreme Fatigue During Your Period

Extreme fatigue during your period is more than just an unfortunate symptom. It’s usually in addition to the bloating, cramping, breakouts, cravings, and crappy mood that we get to endure each month as our little reward (or penalty) for not…

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Adrenal fatigue: here’s how to treat it naturally

Ask yourself, how tired and stressed are you right now? How long have you felt like this? Just today? Months? Since 2010? If you have adrenal fatigue, you are more than just exhausted. Your adrenals aren’t functioning optimally and it’s…

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Nature-deficit disorder: 10 ways nature boosts health

Humans have an innate and primal connection to nature. Our species has only developed the behaviour of inhabiting sterile rooms under the artificial blaze of fluorescent lighting over the past century, merely a blink in the thousands of years of…

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Hustle culture vs burnout: 7 signs you’re pushing too hard

The hustle culture. A modern mindset that glorifies the grind, the soldier-on and “no pain no gain”. Side hustles are certainly a product of the modern mindset, soaring in popularity during the employment slump and lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

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Social jetlag: is your Sunday sleep-in ruining your health?

Social jetlag has nothing to do with travel. In recent years our travel wings have been clipped with most folks living a version of perpetual house arrest; sleeping, eating and working at home. Yet, social jetlag is widespread and could…

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5 signs you have high-functioning anxiety

Meticulous, structured, driven and productive. These are words not usually associated with anxiety and to be labeled ‘high-functioning’ could be taken as a humble brag. However, your high-achieving façade and conflicting inner struggle could be slowly eating away at your…

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Why diets don’t work: the slow rot of the …

Our modern society has an over-inflated concentration on weight loss. The global weight loss industry was valued at $254.9 billion in 2021 and this is projected to reach $377.3 billion in 2026. And yet, over 70% of adults over the…

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5 critical health risks of not getting enough sleep tonight

Your vitality starts and ends with your sleep. Bon Jovi was so off the mark when he sang “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” as more research emerges demonstrating the overwhelming importance of adequate sleep. Feeling groggy and fatigued certainly detract…

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