Remember when you were young and fearless with the crayons or fingerpaints? You were so bold. Some of you even drew all over your walls. As the years passed, you became shy and afraid of getting creative because of the belief you’re not good enough.
It’s a shame that not more of us utilize the therapeutic benefits of art. Art is a way to convey things that words cannot, and it’s a way to heal ourselves. When we’re being creative, our brains release the natural antidepressant, dopamine. Creativity can also can calm our “monkey mind”, bring on a meditative state and get us into flow. Continue Reading…
I always feel better once my tires hit the gravel and I set off into the woods. The further I go, the dirtier the ride, the happier I am at the end. But is this increasing ease and pleasure we experience in nature simply coming from escaping reality to de-stress?
Nope. Scientists have discovered that bacteria living in mosses on tree branches and in the dirt are floating through the air and interacting with us—in particular, with the bacteria in our gut. And this dirt bacteria has been proven to enhance our well-being and have antidepressant effects. Microbes like bacteria and fungi are often associated with disease, however most microbes are beneficial. Continue Reading…
If you’ve ever tried to keep up with someone beyond your skill level or who’s style is different from yours, than you understand how it can deplete your confidence or cause you to crash. This happens because you’re not being present in your mind—and you start to become careless and reckless.
It’s important to take responsibility for yourself, and this fact is the same in all aspects of your life. When you’re mindful of your needs and feelings, you become a much better versions of yourself— you can focus on the right things, and everything gets better. Continue Reading…
I’ve always eaten quite healthy, but since switching to a plant-based vegan diet, I’ve seen accelerated effects on my well-being. I’ve had improvements such as enhanced energy, healthier skin, improved digestion and a less expensive grocery bill—it’s anything but a hindrance.
I don’t subscribe to the “low carb”, “high fat”, “paleo”, “ketogentic” etc. fads. I’ve found that by eating whole, nutrient-dense plant-based foods, I don’t need to worry about my weight or taking supplements. It doesn’t need to be complicated—eat real food! Continue Reading…
Honour your body with mindful food choices. It’s not about feeling deprived of tasty food, it’s about feeling empowered that you made healthy decisions—one meal at a time, you can love yourself from the inside out!
This smoothie is like a big fat superfood smooch for your body. Complete with matcha powder to protect against free radicals, snuff out inflammation and fend off disease. Spirulina to nourish you with plant-based protein, boost your nerve function with B12 and fend off anemia with iron.
When it comes to performing at your best, food can be your secret weapon, or your greatest weakness. Knowing how to navigate nutrition will be part of a winning strategy and an invaluable life lesson.
After a long workout or day at the office, your willpower is at its lowest—and you’re probably starving. This is the time that many people lose their grip on healthy food and make poor choices. A great trick is to make sure you’ve got healthy meals ready ahead of time, when you’re brain and willpower are fresh.
This is a mind-blowing conversation that explores new insights into the mechanisms behind human health and longevity. Zach Bush, MD is a triple board certified, peer-reviewed physician specializing in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, as well as in Hospice and Palliative care.
In this interview he dives deep into understanding how microbiome is a critical predictor of and protector against illness, the massive and misunderstood impact of industrial farming, chemical pesticides, the pharmaceutical industry, and it’s an exploration of autism, epigenetics and the mechanics of intercellular communication.