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Coffee and Anxiety

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Coffee and Anxiety

Does Coffee Make Anxiety Worse? Caffeine and Anxiety Many of us wake up in the morning and the first thing we will do is head for the kettle and prepare a hot cup of coffee. They call us coffee drinkers, and there is nothing quite like a warm cup of coffee to sip over the morning news and the din of screaming kids. The question, however, is How do you feel after you consume caffeine? As fulfilling as a hot cup of coffee is every morning, for those with feelings of anxiety, caffeine can make it even worse. Coffee, tea,...

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A Healthy Protein Snack | The secret to Happiness?

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A Healthy Protein Snack | The secret to Happiness?

Are Healthy Protein Snacks The Secret to Happiness? Can the secret to happiness be as simple as a healthy protein snack? Well if we are talking in terms of serotonin then it may just well be! But what is serotonin? Serotonin and Your Brain Health Serotonin is a chemical that relays signals in your body, influencing almost every one of the 40 million cells in your brain. It is commonly known as “the happy molecule”, impacting mood, sexual desire, appetite, sleep, memory, learning, and social behavior. Low brain cell production of serotonin is said to trigger depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety,...

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Superfood of the Month: What are the health benefits of Chia Seeds?

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Superfood of the Month: What are the health benefits of Chia Seeds?

There’s no doubt you’ve seen the health-claimed headlines about one of our planets healthiest seed. Chia seeds, tiny black seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant, are a member of the mint family. Originally grown in Central and South America, chia seeds have gained the world’s attention and dominated North America’s health industry thanks to a powerful nutrient profile. In ancient times, legend has it that Aztecs and Mayans used chia seeds as a source of energy, and thousands of years later, chia has become a staple in cupboards internationally. Here are four health benefits of chia seeds that everyone needs...

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New Year, New You: How to Keep Your 2019 Resolutions

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New Year, New You: How to Keep Your 2019 Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions – they’re the personal promises we make to ourselves at the start of every year. With 2019 comes goals and achievements that we vow to follow for not only the next 365 days, but for as long as it takes for them to become our lifestyle. Whether you plan on being more health conscious, want to save money to pay down debt, or learn a new habit, it’s important to remember that although perfection is rarely attainable, there are some things you can do to ensure you stay on track with your 2019 New Year’s resolutions. 1....

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Superfood of the Month: Moringa

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Superfood of the Month: Moringa

It’s that time of year again – the trees are changing colours, temperature’s are dropping, and the transitional phase between autumn and winter is in the air. There’s no better time to start thinking about taking care of yourself, especially because cold season is quickly approaching. With so many superfoods on the market, it can be tricky to navigate what exactly you need to strengthen your immune system. Moringa, also known as the “Miracle Tree” has been making a name in health headlines recently. A native tree to the Himalaya’s, moringa is grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the...

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