Food To Banish Knee Pain


Last year I finally bit the bullet and started running. It was great; I felt better about myself, I was the healthiest I’d ever been and my childhood-come-adulthood asthma was subsiding as my lungs grew stronger. Each step I took felt like a step towards a healthier me, what could go wrong?

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Health, Nutrition, Diet, Wellness, Fitness, Food

Maintaining A Healthy Weight


It’s that time of the year again and resolutions have possibly been made. You want to make 2015 your year. You’re going to lose some weight. You’re going to exercise more often. You’re going to eat healthier. You’re going to get a body that at least vaguely resembles all those people you see in the magazines and on TV.

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Health, Nutrition, Diet, Wellness, Weight loss

The Benefits of Spirulina


Spirulina is a highly nutritious algae and the oldest plant in the world. It contains vitamins, macro minerals, essential fatty acids, proteins, nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), chlorophyll, and a wide variety of phytochemicals.

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Health, Beauty, Natural Remedies, Nutrition, Supplements

Hello. Is It Tea You're Looking For?


Well, Lionel might have been onto something all those years ago, well…not quite, but you catch my drift. It’s something that the Japanese have been aware of for years upon years and slowly but surely us westerners are paying attention. Of late, over the last few decades there has been a tonne of research into the benefits of green tea. And you know what? Turns out it’s pretty darn good for you!

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Health, Wellness, Knowledge, Nutrition, Natural Remedies



At the end of the 18th century a French doctor noticed that the wounds of his patients healed faster when the patient had been exposed to the sun. A century later, a Danish physician called Niels Finsen, drew a similar conclusion. He therefore began treating diseases using sunlight. This became such a success that Finsen won a Nobel Prize for his sunlight treatment for tuberculosis in 1903.

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Health, Wellness, Knowledge

Love Potions And Wanderlust: An Alchemist’s Guide To The Weekend


As a child I was fascinated by witches. I loved stories of those wild women, pioneers of apothecary and midwifery, outliers of medieval society who dispensed natural remedies and were burnt at the stake for their troubles. I would skip around the garden, unknowingly quoting Shakespeare's Macbeth - “Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble”. Flowers and herbs would find their way into my jam jar, which I would later try and sell to my parents and innocent bystanders as ‘perfume’. As I grew up, this pioneering spirit mixed with wanderlust and became a powerful concoction that propelled me across the world.

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Nutrition, Health, Wellness, Natural Remedies, Alchemy, Wanderlust

Quell Anxiety With Three Easy Steps


It was mid-sophomore year when my mental and physical health seemingly dropped to new lows. Call it a sophomore slump, or homesickness, or my ever-growing course load; What ever it was, the anxiety began to creep up faster than Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France. My anxiety, unlike several people I would meet in the future, was not serious or long-winded. It was a temporary, albeit painful and frustrating, internal and external reaction to the challenges that lay before me.

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Positivity, Wellness, Meditation, Philosophy, Personal Triumph, Psychology, Inspire

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