Although it often presents with no symptoms, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and stroke. It’s important to keep an eye on your blood pressure and make sure it stays under control. As a rule of thumb, 120/80 mmHg or below is considered a healthy blood pressure.…

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Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve. Image via @chefchloe on Instagram Who says healthy food has to be boring and green? You won’t believe that some of these mouth-watering treats are vegan! 1. (Above) I want this Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve so bad. It looks monstrously decadent! 2. You better believe…

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While you might think of cooking herbs like rosemary and thyme when you hear about herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine actually refers to a wide range of substances that come from nature. These could be plant parts such as leaves, stems, roots and flowers, as well as minerals and animal substances. In Chinese, hua means flower,…

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Research shows that consuming a regular dose of fish oil can lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (Shane-McWhorter, 2018). Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for your body to build healthy cell membranes. These fatty acids also aid in brain development and support healthy…

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Have you heard of eating your placenta? Would you do it? Well I did. It might sound gross, but it’s really not so bad at all. Some women believe that this practice can improve energy levels and prevent postpartum depression. When it comes to sustainability, prioritizing your health is an important part of the equation.…

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As ambassadors of Splendid Spoon plant-based meals, we’re sharing $50 off your first order this July 2020. This is a product that we really use, and genuinely love for many reasons! First of all, the soups and smoothies are delicious, satisfying, and nutritious. I eat a wide variety of fruits and veggies that I would…

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All of us go through ups and downs. Some days we work hard, other days we do not. Some days we feel great and other days we are exhausted. It’s important to recognize these ebbs and flows and to try and find a balance. When we are out of balance it’s tough to get through…

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As a student of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I love learning about herbal medicine and holistic healing. I still have two more terms in school until I graduate, and it will be a few months after that until I am a licensed acupuncturist. I’m excited about starting my career, but also nervous about how it…

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