Choosing the right sunscreen can feel overwhelming, especially with all of the different options on the market. My advice is to keep it simple, and look for a few key indicators that will help to reduce premature aging and protect your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Unfortunately, many insect repellents are full of harmful chemicals, solvents, fragrances and preservatives. Here are some concerning ingredients found in most insect repellents, and instructions on how to make your own.
Eating according to what’s in season allows us to have year-round variety in our diets. When we eat according to what’s grown in each season, we can prevent developing allergies (which often occur when we eat the same foods year-round), eat more nutrient-dense foods, practice environmental sustainability, and even save money.
Testosterone is a male hormone that plays a vital role in men’s sexual and reproductive function, as well as contributes to muscle mass, hair growth, bone density, red blood cell production, and even emotional wellness. When men hit approximately 30 years old, their testosterone levels begin to naturally decrease. While this is a normal part of the aging process, men with decreased testosterone are at a higher risk for hair loss, prostate enlargement, and cancer.
When we are chronically stressed, it takes a toll on our bodies and causes them to be either over-functioning or under-functioning. This often leads to illness, mood disorders, physical ailments, weight gain, and chronic inflammation.
While there are a number of possible underlying factors that can cause chronic fatigue, there are several steps we can take to gain more energy and get back to feeling like ourselves again.
It can be difficult to get enough iron from our food, especially if we don’t make the time to meal prep or be diligent with our diet. The good news is that iron is found in many common food staples and can be easily incorporated into our favourite meals.
While some people have no symptoms of iron deficiency, some common signs of low iron include extreme fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, brittle nails, damaged hair or hair loss, and cold hands and feet. Here’s what do to about it:
While there are many natural ways to balance your hormones, it’s great to start with the diet. I recommend experimenting with seed cycling: a naturopathic method of rotating different seeds at different times of your menstrual cycle.
Since spring is a time our bodies naturally want to detoxify from the heavy winter, greens are a staple as we transition into this season.
Lessen spring allergies by incorporating natural supplements into your diet to balance and strengthen the immune system, improve your gut health, and adapt to your environment’s allergens.
Ease into the new season to allow your body to naturally detoxify and rid itself of excess weight held over the winter.
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