Benefits of Oregon Grapes

Oregon Grape, a close relative to barberry, is a perennial plant that’s native to North America. Although not related to grapes, this plant received its name from the fact that its purple berries form clusters. The bark, rhizome, and the root can be used medically, and tend to have a deeply bitter ...Read More

Weekly Wellness News

1.We finally know what the secret to happiness is Many want to know if there’s a secret to happiness. Apparently, we are a step closer to understanding and predicting happiness. If you are wondering if it has anything to do with money or success, it seems that the answer is no. Researchers ...Read More

Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Bites

I’m a huge fan of bananas, chocolate, and peanut butter. So a combination of these amazing separate ingredients with a crunch of macadamia nuts, sesame and chia seeds makes for a perfect snack. This is also one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made. There’s no need to bake; just add layers ...Read More

Three Things My Parents Were Doing To Be Cool, Conscious Consumers (Before It Was Cool To Be Conscious)

I’ve learned a lot from my parents, but one of the coolest developments over the years has been my awareness around their status as conscious consumers. As my interest in being a conscious consumer has grown (and it’s an ever-evolving process), I’ve recognized how many of the habits I’m trying to cultivate ...Read More

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Dieting

When we decide that something has to change in our appearance, usually weight is one of the main targets. I know a few people who have been trying to gain weight, but for the most part, people are trying to lose the extra pounds. Either way, dieting becomes a crucial component. Sometimes, people ...Read More

Pina Colada Chia Pudding

  Now that summer is almost here, all I want to do is a lie by the pool with a refreshing summer-themed drink or dessert in my hand. I have been lusting for pineapples and coconuts lately. Not only did I want my snack to satisfy my summer cravings, but I also wanted ...Read More

Plyometrics – What They Are, What They Do and How To Use Them

Although we tend to limit ourselves, there are lots of different ways to exercise out there. Depending on your goals, fitness level and equipment, you can find any number of techniques for staying fit and active. When it comes to developing explosive power with a minimal amount of gear, though, plyometrics can’t ...Read More

5 Questions Answered by Expert Yogi (with Poll)

I love yoga. Granted, I can’t touch my toes (yet), which can make the practice rather challenging at times. But I love everything about it. Especially how the body and mind feel after a yoga session. In honor of all things yoga, I wanted to share with you a Q+A session that I ...Read More

Benefits of Horse Chestnut Seed

Horse chestnut seeds come from the Horse chestnut tree that is native to the Balkans, and it’s also known as “The buckeye.” The tree can grow upwards of 75 feet, and it produces beautiful white flowers. The fruit, leaves, bark, and seeds have been used for centuries as remedies for such ailments as ...Read More

Weekly Wellness News: June 17, 2016

1.Once again, we see the benefits of a healthy plant-based diet Plant-based diets are becoming more and more popular because of the many health benefits that can come from lowering the consumption of animal foods. Eating a healthy plant-based diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes seems to be ...Read More